Market for a MBP. For recording. Bad time to buy?

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  1. Macguitarguy macrumors newbie

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    i want to buy a Mac. I wrestled with the idea of an iMac vs MBP, it's just that I live in a small apartment and don't have the room to get a desktop setup.

    Aside from basic computing, spreadsheets etc, my main use would be direct recording guitar, bass etc using my line 6 modeling amp.

    Couple questions for you guys

    1. Is it better to choose the 15" model with the quad core/upgraded ram? Or is the 13" enough?

    2. I read about intel's new sky lake 6th gen processors and they aren't in the MBP yet? Is this a bad time to buy right now?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I know some audio editing can take a decent amount of horsepower, so I could be wrong here, but the 13" rMBP will most likely be able to handle everything you throw at it.

    If you need a computer now, buy now. If you can wait, there's always something better available "soon."

    Check out the refurb section and save a few bucks.
     
  3. Macguitarguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Appreciate the response.

    Programs running. I was going to give garage band a shot. Then try Logic Pro.
     
  4. studIOS5 macrumors 6502a

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    Have used Logic Pro on my mid 2014 13 inch i5 MBPr. No issues at all.
     
  5. Macguitarguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What specs should I opt for? Which i5 or i7? Just 8gb or upgrade to 16?
     
  6. Macguitarguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I heard Apple does the refurb so it's like new? Any experience buying hear refurbs? I'm always hesitant with that.
     
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  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Apple refurbs are great. I've never had a problem with them. Plus, they've got a full warranty through Apple in case something does go wrong.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The i7 upgrade isn't worth the $200. You don't need 16GB for your stated use age, so save your money for something else.
     

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