So you've gone all out with the Macbook Pro. You spent your hard-earned money on that top-of-the-line Macbook and now it's just a piece of junk. Don't worry though, this is common among many people who buy these high-end machines. I know I felt the same way. But fear not, as technology hasn't affected everyone and just because you didn't get a new laptop doesn't mean you can't fix your Macbook Pro.
The Macbook Pro isn't the best MacBook for music production, but if you're on a tight budget and you really are looking at the specs, the Macbook Pro still is the best Macbook. Musicians like to make the most of the Macbook Pro because they can manipulate a lot more with extra hotkeys than with a typical computer. There are lots of great effects and tools available with Macs. If you want to mix it up a bit, a fast and easy way to do that is by hitting the various hotkeys. With a regular computer, hitting random keys isn't as easy.
There are two major differences between the regular Macbook pro and the mini. One is the size. The regular-sized Macbook Pro is just tiny compared to the 27-inch imac. In fact, the regular-sized Macbook Pro weighs about the same as a paperback book. Although the iMac is smaller and probably easier to utilize, it's not nearly as powerful as the mini.
Another major difference is in price. The mini is cheaper than both the regular and the mini in most cases. So the decision on which one to buy comes down to what the pros and cons of each are. A major disadvantage of the imac is that the batteries often fail to work when they are needed the most. It seems that this is an all too common problem for the people who use the music production software for their Mac laptops.
On the other hand, the regular-sized Macbook for music production has the ability to be upgraded to include a Bluetooth stylus. This makes using the laptop even easier, especially when you are in a hurry or need a note while you are traveling. This is probably one of the biggest advantages of owning a laptop - being able to bring it along easily. The regular-sized Macbook Pro however doesn't have a touch bar, making this feature an even bigger advantage.
There is no doubt that the mini is great for those who are just starting out. However, as a professional, the regular-size MacBook Pro will be your best choice. The battery life is much longer, and it also has the ability to record audio and video. However, the Macbook Pro 16-inch model costs more than the regular size, but even then is still a great choice for any professional who needs a laptop for their work.
If you want something smaller, then consider the mini version of the laptop. It is good enough for anyone, no matter what their needs are for music production. If you are looking for a laptop with the best features available at the moment, then the mini is definitely the way to go. Even if you are just looking for basic features, the mini version is capable of delivering such things as the ability to import MP3s and other files, edit in the Music Studio application, record audio, and play videos and photos. Plus, it is loaded with programs like Macdacom, Fruity Loops Live, and Apple iWork.
While the mini version of the MacBook Air may not have the same capabilities as the full-size one, it does offer great features for those looking to work on their music production. One of its best features is the fact that it has two different-sized drives. The primary drive is only able to hold around two gigabytes of storage, which is fine if your needs are more modest. Then there is the secondary drive, which is the equivalent of a terabyte. This gives you the ability to work on larger projects without having to worry about finding room for additional space. The result is that the short time I spent testing the MacBook Air good enough for music producers was more than worth the investment.