Poly macbooks for academic and pro audio

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CalumC, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. CalumC macrumors regular

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    Hello everyone, i could do with a bit of help with choices.

    Essentially, in February i plan to buy either a macbook pro or an iMac for professional audio and as my main computer, either way, theyll be spec-ed to their max i think. Trouble is, I have university assignments being set due in January that I will need to be able to work on over the christmas break, which i can't currently do as i'm tied down by the big lump of pc i currently use.

    I'm thinking that my best option would be to buy one of the polycarbonate macbooks and shove some extra ram in it so that i've got a fairly fast portable machine for doing academic work on, and possibly on the go mixing with logic and/or pro tools. The other option of course is to buy myself a windows laptop, which would take logic out of the equation which i'm fairly keen on, plus the desire for an apple laptop anyway.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    You can't make do with a PC for a couple of months?

    If you plan on buying the poly macbook and keeping it, rather than buying a macbook pro or imac, fair enough. But if you're planning on selling the macbook in a few months, then buying the macbook pro or imac - that's an awful lot of hassle rather than waiting a few months. (Especially since I'm sure your university will have PC's running whatever software is needed - even if it's not your favourite - to get the assignment done).

    andy.
     
  3. CalumC thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, just realised where our lines are crossed. Im in uni halls of residence, so i'll be going home over christmas, which is why i need a laptop of some sort.

    Sorry about that confusion. If i do get a macbook then i'll get an imac in feb and use the macbook as my portable machine.
     
  4. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    My apologies for misunderstanding.

    In that case, go for it mate. My brother has a poly macbook and loves it - though it's badly cracked, despite never leaving the house, so be careful!

    My dad also has an imac, and absolutely loves it. Such a fast, good looking machine. It's his first mac, and he'll not be going back to windows any time soon.

    For what it's worth, both my brother and a friend use Logic on their macbooks, hooked up to monitors, keyboards, decks, external sound thingies, all sorts of stuff I don't understand, and they're really happy with the setup.
     

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