I'm a composer/producer and music and audio production / sound design, mixing etc is my full time job. I work from a Macbook Pro (2017 touchbar 15") and am now needing to have a machine that stays in the studio. I'm hoping not to spend more than $1,500 (though not sure how realistic that is), and i'd like to get something as powerful as my MBP, or better. I've looked at refurb / used Mac Mini and iMac and there's so much variety out there, and the i7s seem to be very different from model to model, that I can't quite figure out what the best buy would be. I use Logic and Ableton intensively, so really do need some power. And i'm in Australia, so US retailers not so accessible. Thanks for any advice! --- Post Merged, Apr 12, 2019 --- I wonder, for example, whether the lower spec Mac Mini (i3, 8GB) would do the job if I upgraded the RAM and added hard drive space some how?