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Hello guys!!

As previously discussed, I have a 2012 13" MBP i7 with a 256GB SSD/16GB, running Logic Pro 9.

My best friend (and Guitar Player in my Band) wants to buy a new Mac and Logic Pro 9 for his/our Studio (at his home).

Even though he has admitted he may never do so, he's got in his head "What if i want to record, all at the same time, a Drummer (with six mics), a Bass Player, a Keyboard (in Stereo), a Guitar (him) and a scratch Vocal/".

So this leads to my question as to what Mac to buy.

Please note that he would love to have a MBP, but if a MBP will not work for his above "fantasy" scenario, he doesn't mind going with a Desktop, as he can save a few bucks.

And please note as well, I'm not going to sell him my MBP, as I don't think the Hard Drive is large enough, I got a great deal on it, AND,
I don't like him THAT much

So we've narrowed it do to:

1) 2012 13" MBP i5 2.5GHz/8GB/500GB HD.
2) 2012 21.5" iMac i5 2.7 Quad-core/8GB/1TB HD.
3) 2011 15.4" MBP i7 2.3GHz Quad-core/8GB/750GB HD

So which one should he go with?

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Go with 1 or 3. Stay away from the 2012 21.5" iMac. It's a nice looking machine and it's fast, but a nightmare to work on and can not be upgraded. Also, take a look at the latest Mac Mini models. They're nice machines for the price and since he intends to use it at home, it would be ideal. Add a monitor and keyboard and you're in business.
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Which Mac Mini would you suggest?

Also, will all the listed computer options let him record 11 tracks at one time?

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Which Mac Mini would you suggest?
The more expensive model (core i7) with the 1 TB hard drive. It's stock with 4 GB of memory but I would bring that up to the max, 16 GB. But don't buy the memory from Apple. After market memory is less expensive.

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