1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 3, 2014 2:52 PM by Treatment
melechtric Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello

 

I have been using an early 2008 Mac Pro (2 x 2.8 quad-core intel Xeon) which over the past year or two has had a long history of things going wrong with it. I am thinking that it's time to get a new computer and have been looking at the brand new Macbook Pros with retina (not that i need retina!).

 

I am a DJ and a musician and one of the reasons I would like a macbook pro is so I can use it to DJ with (serato) as well as incorporate it into my band (ableton). I know a Macbook pro will be able to hand these tasks well but I am wondering whether it will be able to replace my desktop as my main computer and handle large Logic sessions with plugins etc...

 

The last thing I want is for it to have over heating issues or not be able to handle what I throw at it. I would love a new Mac Pro but the portability of a macpro is apealing and I'm done DJ'ing with a huge CD wallet.

 

Here is what I am looking at:

  • 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage

 

Also am I correct in thinking that my 2008 early Mac Pro has more processing power than the new macbook I am looking at?

 

Would be great to hear whether this macbook pro will be able to do the job for me. I'm looking at it being my main computer for the next 5-6 years

 

thanks!


PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Treatment Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yes, yes and yes.

    "Also am I correct in thinking that my 2008 early Mac Pro has more processing power than the new macbook I am looking at?"

    You MUST be joking! LOL!

     

    There will be NO COMPARISON as far as speed, processing power, etc.

    You are looking at about a 40% performance boost on the CPU, alone, never mind the boost in RAM.

    Coupled with the speed of the drives in the MBPro, you will also notice that your insanely complicated projects that typically take a few minutes to load, will actually load in mere seconds.

     

    GO FOR IT!

     

    Treatment