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Buying a Mac for a max 800 eur.

Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:50 pm

Hey,
I decided to buy a new Mac for music production. I'm already having a Macbook Pro 13 (Late 2013 model), but it is too weak in my opinion. I'm following one of the tutorials on Udemy on how to produce music in Logic X, and average track makes that fans goes on - Macbook turns hot and it's really frustrating, things slowing down... On a local website (in Poland) i found Mac Pro 4.1 for 350 euros - one CPU upgradeable to 6 cores. But I found another one (5.1) for 650 euros with dual processors, and I'm wondering is it worth it? What do you guys thing about it? Also, I red about Mac mini 2018 and it's real good performence, but how it is performing in Logic Pro? Is less cores (but few generations newer) better than more old cores? In this price (of max 800) I would probably get used i3 or with a better luck - i5, which can be a really good deal. I also want to mention, that I want to stay with this Mac for at least 3 years, so MP running Mojave will be really obsolete in these few years? Let me know what you think! Thanks!
 
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Re: Buying a Mac for a max 800 eur.

Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:19 am

Those Mac Pros are worth it as long as you're willing to put some work into them: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xkq ... -community
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Re: Buying a Mac for a max 800 eur.

Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:04 am

lukelee wrote:
But I found another one (5.1) for 650 euros with dual processors, and I'm wondering is it worth it?


What are the exact specs of it? So I can tell you what else you need to buy.
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