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Need help deciding on a macbook pro
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Need help deciding on a macbook pro

Hi everyone,

I am looking to buy a new macbook. I currently have a 2014 13" Macbook 2.6 Ghz i5 intel core, 8GB RAM. I am music producer and I do a lot of my own mixing. My DAW of choice is ableton. The main things I want to get upgraded are RAM and CPU.

I have been aiming for 2015 macbook i7, 16gb, 2.8ghz, but wondering if I might do better with a 6 core, which only comes in later models after 2015 (this would be more expensive, but I'd be open to it if its worth it). Any suggestions on what the biggest bang for my buck is? Assuming a budget of $2000. I'd be happy to spend more if the gains are worth it, since this is important to me.
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Are you going for the 2015 because of the ports?

I guess I just couldn’t bring myself to spend 2k on a 5 year old computer. But I do love that configuration. I’d just be worried I could get something so much faster for that money.
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Originally Posted by Mendocino beano View Post
Are you going for the 2015 because of the ports?

I guess I just couldn’t bring myself to spend 2k on a 5 year old computer. But I do love that configuration. I’d just be worried I could get something so much faster for that money.
Yeah I think my main drive behind getting a 2015 is because everyone raves about this year due to durability and also it would be cheaper than a newer model. With that all aside I just want the optimum specs for ableton and want to avoid the unnecessary if possible, which I am having trouble assessing.
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