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Old 07-30-2015, 10:32 PM
BrianJArmstrong BrianJArmstrong is offline
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Default New Macbook Suggestions

My work is looking to provide me with a new laptop to run pro tools and other daily tasks so I don't have to use my own anymore. I have a (pretty much) brand new macbook pro with retina display.

What's the minimum laptop I should recommend getting? I can't seem to find an Apple Computer compatibility grid for PT12. I assume they're very similar.

Wouldn't mind a 13" MacBook Air (I know the real estate is small, but I'll mostly be using it for cueing and cutting adr, spotting notes, etc. Nothing major.
MacBook Pro: Retina, 15", Mid 2014
Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory: 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3
OS: 10.12.5
PT: 12.8 HD - no interface. headphones and ilok.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:47 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is offline
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Default Re: New Macbook Suggestions

ADR so you are going to run video on this.... So definitely MacBook Pro i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB internal (PCIe) SSD, the highest end one Apple offers. With that internal SSD you can typically run the OS and heavy sessions off that internal drive. Way better than futzing with an external drive of any type. The Air is not something I would waste time with as a Pro Tools machine. 13" screens are just a PITA even for straight Pro Tools usage.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:36 PM
Craig F Craig F is offline
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Default Re: New Macbook Suggestions

I concur with Darryl

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PT11 System Requirements link http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/C...m-Requirements

Thank you,

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