Laptop spec requirements

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GreatExpectations
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Laptop spec requirements

Post by GreatExpectations » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:34 pm

I’m in the market to buy a new MacBook that I will use for live whilst I’m traveling. I’ve been looking at the MacBook Air as a lightweight solution. Has anybody got any experience running live on a MacBook Air? I currently have a 2011 MacBook Pro with plenty RAM and an SSD that works great but it’s quite heavy to be carrying around. I tend to use a lot of audio/simplers and a few vsts such as the soundtoys plugins, sylenth and Komplete.

jestermgee
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Re: Laptop spec requirements

Post by jestermgee » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:23 pm

I think the consensus is (and not from me, i'm no Mac user at all) the Air is good as a browser and iPad with a keyboard (IE: not all that powerful) and for doing stuff with software like Live you really want to be looking at the Pro models.

McAnix
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Re: Laptop spec requirements

Post by McAnix » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:51 am

The new 13inch MB pro's are tiny compared to old ones! I don't have one but I'm sure the 8th gen i5 config will be more than enough for travelling needs.

I have no experience with the airs but most people would recommend sticking to the pro's.

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