Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

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kave
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Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by kave » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:14 am

Hi,

Im planning on buyin a MacBook Pro 13 -inch, I have two options one is the

2.4 GHZ and the Other 2.66 GHZ ..... Can anyone give me a reason why I should go in for the 2.66 GHZ cause i feel 2.4 GHZ is good enough for Ableton Live! I find that, other than Processing Power i dont think there is much to compare right???Or is there a lot of difference between the two in terms of "Processing Power "when its paired up with ableton live and a midi controller?


The minimum System Requirements for Ableton Live software(running on Mac) is-
Mac: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)


Please let me know what you feel ,Thanks!!





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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by LeifonMars » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:23 am

Naturally, it depends on what you're planning to do with Live. Generally more processing power is always better choice. Then again, upgrading that chip isn't such a big deal. I ran Live 7 for 2 years on my early 2006 MacBook, and the lack of processing power never stopped me making music. Instead of chip upgrade, I'd put my money on maxing the RAM to 4 gigs.
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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by Guff Tong » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:27 am

The title is of this thread is great marketing.

Ableton Live; everything else is secondary :D

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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by LeifonMars » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:02 am

Guff Tong wrote:The title is of this thread is great marketing.

Ableton Live; everything else is secondary :D
Yeah, it's like, I was thinking that I'd cheer up my Ableton Live by buying it a Ferrari to play with.
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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by raw » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:59 am

Hi,

For the difference in price, take the 2,4Ghz (it's not a big difference in power..)

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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by milosh » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:30 am

Can you buy one for me too ? :)
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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by Guff Tong » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:02 pm

LeifonMars wrote:
Guff Tong wrote:The title is of this thread is great marketing.

Ableton Live; everything else is secondary :D
Yeah, it's like, I was thinking that I'd cheer up my Ableton Live by buying it a Ferrari to play with.
it just works

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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by Tarekith » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:31 pm

2.4 should be fine, I can't imagine you'll feel the difference between 2.4 and 2.66 unless you're doing a lot of video rendering.

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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by McQ714 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:38 pm

this thread is just dying for my comments.. and as much as i want to tell him what i really think, i'll lay off this time.

if you absolutely have to get a macbook pro, you are wasting your time and money by limiting yourself to the 13" core2duo. at the very least, get yourself a 15" with an i5 CPU. it is a much better processor. here are some comparisons between the older 15" MBP with the core2duo cpu and the new base model 15" i5.

http://www.macworld.com/article/147273/ ... 40ghz.html

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Post by Tarekith » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:46 pm

Agreed, I definitely wouldn't want the C2d chip either, you just know they are going to update it to i5 the next time around.

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Post by ryan_khoo » Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:56 pm

Tarekith wrote:Agreed, I definitely wouldn't want the C2d chip either, you just know they are going to update it to i5 the next time around.
SInce the new Mac Mini is also not i5, will the new Mac Mini be enuf to run Ableton ?

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Post by wehkah » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:31 pm

Sorry for that, but why you dont buy a Win7 Notebook with newest Intel CPU? This will give you big power, a stable system and support for the most virtual Instruments. Pro Books seems too expensive....

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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by Tarekith » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:42 pm

ryan_khoo wrote:
Tarekith wrote:Agreed, I definitely wouldn't want the C2d chip either, you just know they are going to update it to i5 the next time around.
SInce the new Mac Mini is also not i5, will the new Mac Mini be enuf to run Ableton ?

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Don't get me wrong, a c2d chip is MORE than fast enough to run Live, doens't matter if it's a MBP or the Mac Mini. I just personally wouldn't want to pay the premium price for a MBP when it's kind of underpowered compared to not only the rest of the line, but other laptops as well.

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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by McQ714 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:46 pm

Tarekith wrote:Don't get me wrong, a c2d chip is MORE than fast enough to run Live, doens't matter if it's a MBP or the Mac Mini. I just personally wouldn't want to pay the premium price for a MBP when it's kind of underpowered compared to not only the rest of the line, but other laptops as well.
this...

but then i wouldn't pay the price for a mac in the first place when i could get a lot more for my money.

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Re: Plannin on Buying a Mac Book Pro for my Ableton Live(help)

Post by Hidden Driveways » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:09 pm

Paying top dollar for a new 13" MBP is questionable right now. The Core 2 Duo is four years old.

As a rule, I never pay extra heaps of money for the faster processor. I recently bought a 2.4 gHz i5 MBP. There were more expensive and slightly faster processors available, but I opted to put extra money into the anti-glare display.

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