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    Default Questions concerning laptops for DJing and production

    So I've been looking around at MacBook Pros for myself to get around Christmas time and I kinda wanted to ask for help on the specs

    Would it be worth it to add the upgrade from 2.3GHz to 2.6GHz for use with production and DJing or is it unnecessary?

    Also, would 4GB or RAM suffice or is the upgrade to 8GB of RAM worth it?

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    Christmas WTF !

    Don't even bother thinking about it yet - honestly.

    Speed bumps, screen upgrades (probably) among other things will most likely be out long before then.

    However in answer to the question:

    • If its a mac with non-upgradeable ram IMHO get as much as you can afford built in.
    • If its a mac with user-upgradeable Ram, buy the machine with as little as possible and upgrade yourself.

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    Is the difference between the 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz big?

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    What the is the price difference between the 2.3 and 2.6?

    What I would do, get 8GB of RAM, get the 2.3 (if there is a 'noticable') difference in price from the 2.6 and get an SSD, the 2.3 + SSD will have better speed differences than the 2.6 and a HDD.

    An SSD will be fairly cost effective, but the speed difference between

    2.3GHz and 2.6 GHz = minor

    compared to

    HDD vs SSD.

    It'll run like the cats pyjamas with 2.3GHz and SSD. I'd suggest a 240GB SSD, which can be bought (depending on it's capabilities with the MBP) for $150-200.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ham View Post
    What the is the price difference between the 2.3 and 2.6?

    What I would do, get 8GB of RAM, get the 2.3 (if there is a 'noticable') difference in price from the 2.6 and get an SSD, the 2.3 + SSD will have better speed differences than the 2.6 and a HDD.
    2.6 is an extra $120
    8 RAM is an extra $90
    Hi-Res Anti-Glare is an extra $90
    128GB SSD is an Extra $180 while the 256GB SSD is $360

    So I could get a 15' 2.6GHz 8RAM 128GB SSD with Anti Glare Screen for $2506.44 after taxes

    or

    I could get - 15' 2.4GHz 8 RAM 256GB Flash Storage with Retina Display for $2123.24

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    Would you say that the 13' screen is too small or would it work for production and djing

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    2.6 will only drain your battery faster when doing basic usage. You won't notice except if you do heavy production with a load of effects.
    If it's retina i'd say go for 16gb, because the ssd is upgradable, the ram is not
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    Also, nextgen mbps are just around the corner, wait for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polygon View Post
    Also, nextgen mbps are just around the corner, wait for them.
    I know, I'm just trying to get a basic idea of what I'm gonna get

    So how my GHz do you think would be suitable for producing and djing? is the 13' screen big enough?

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    Is antiglare necessary? You are using it for music, so personally, I wouldn't bother. Same goes for the processor upgrade. For RAM, end up with 8 in the end whichever way you go. I have 4 and it runs so well, but 8 would be nicer.
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