My apologies: I’m quickly becoming a Mac Weak User with these types of questions. I’m looking to upgrade a late 2012 27" iMac that’s had its share of annoying but not crippling bugs since purchase (won’t sleep, won’t stop spinning, etc). I’ve nuked and paved multiple times and while the big symptoms seem gone, I don’t quite trust this machine. My aim on the upgrade is to increase portability so future bugs can be more easily addressed while I start to record some simple music in earnest. Toting the thing to the Geniuses if I need hand holding and/or to a friend’s to work on music projects isn’t fun with an iMac.
A couple friends that record professionally on older (not old, old) MBPs tell me an Air that’s maxed out (not with the max SSD) will handle Garage Band and/or Logic just fine. The set up will be a guitar into an audio interface into the machine. Likely through an OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock. Likely I’ll be double or triple tracking. My only concern here is that it’s moving fast enough that there’s no delay between when I pluck a string and it records. Otherwise, the machine will be driving two 27" Dell monitors and it’ll just be used for email, browsing, and typical browser based office stuff. TextExpander, SnagIt, 1Password, and the usual MPU power hitters.
It’s looking to me that that the MacBook is only good for the form factor and the Air is close enough to the Pro but significantly more affordable that the Air is the choice.
What do you all say?