I am in an insane industry where I cannot travel without still having to be available to record voiceovers 7 days a week,
vacation or not..but that's another topic.
I have to replace a well-traveled MacBook - circa 2006-07 - 13-inch whose case is warping, DVD/CD slot is tricky to get in/out
of, and has a dead ethernet port - but above all loud, noisy and heats up to extremes. I just need to move into the new decade is
what i'm saying - (though I do miss Firewire but hey, I miss OS 9 some days).
My CPU demands are rather intensive - typically need to be multi-tasking with a multi-channel recording app, browser,
firewire connectivity and USB audio interface/mic preamp which is bus-powered only...
So the laptop options for me are an AIR or a current or late-model MacBook Pro from the looks of things- and i really
haven't followed the market too closely in the past few years so am sorta out of touch and could use some guidance.
A big factor is minimal self-noise of the laptop - i.e. no fans kicking in constantly - as well as just overall stability to
support recording/editing soundware. I am also assuming it would be wiser to look at flash OR solid state drive vs
conventional HD - or at least it seems logical that this would be more dependable in the long run.
And this also raises a question of whether i could have a lower-noise situation by installing a Solid State vs traditional
Any help or advice would be hugely appreciated- for what i realize is a rather broad question but maybe not given the
specific purpose and application this will mainly be used for... And if i can accomplish something for under 1K including
max Ram and "enough" capacity HD that'd be helpful but not essential. Also i'm not one who 'has to have the latest thing' -
so if there's something recent vs brand new that is reasonably well proven, that's where i could really use some advice.
Thanks for your time and opinions and apologies in advance if this should go in another discussion category.