micpoc Posted March 29, 2017 Share Posted March 29, 2017 Looking to get a replacement for my completely unstable 2010 MacBook Pro (due to the well-known graphic issues that became really bad AFTER the recall ended), and it is down to two options for me. The 2012 Mac Pro would be a 3.33GHz Intel Xeon 6 core 16GB RAM refurbished by a third-party vendor, while the iMac would be a refurbished 27-inch with 3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 8GB RAM refurbished by Apple. I would definitely want to install Sierra on it for the most recent version of Logic. The dealer for the MP does offer a three-year warranty, while I can get AppleCare with the refurbished iMac. One advantage (?) for me with getting the MP is that I already have a Firewire audio interface. I do not know how reliable Thunderbolt-to-Firewire adapters are, so I might have to get a new interface for the iMac. I already have an external monitor that should work with the MP, though I could perhaps replace it later on. I will MOSTLY be running soft synths and doing MIDI on it, but there will be some audio as well. One project I am presently working on, which is approximately 35 minutes long and currently features over one hundred tracks of soft synths (though no samples), simply WILL NOT PLAY on my MBP; there is too much going on and playback screeches to a halt less than one minute in (most of the time, anyway). I do not expect this to be typical of future projects , but it establishes a hurdle I want to be able to cross. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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