New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

30" Cinema Display, 24" Cinema display or iMac 27" - Logic Pro


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Jamiee

 
Member Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posts: 3
Jamiee is on a distinguished road

Jamiee is offline
I am thinking of updating my home studio setup which is currently running a Macbook pro 13" 2.26 with 4gb of ram.

I was first thinking of upgrading to an iMac with a 3.06Ghz processor and 27" display. However, I now think I might be ok staying with my MacBook and upgrading to one of the two displays;

- The 30" Cinema display

- Or the 24" Cinema LED display

At nearly half the price I am leaning towards the 24" display. I am using logic and ableton. What does everyone think and anyone had any experiences running logic and or ableton with a MacBook and display.
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25,720
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamiee View Post
I am thinking of updating my home studio setup which is currently running a Macbook pro 13" 2.26 with 4gb of ram.

I was first thinking of upgrading to an iMac with a 3.06Ghz processor and 27" display. However, I now think I might be ok staying with my MacBook and upgrading to one of the two displays;

- The 30" Cinema display

- Or the 24" Cinema LED display

At nearly half the price I am leaning towards the 24" display. I am using logic and ableton. What does everyone think and anyone had any experiences running logic and or ableton with a MacBook and display.
If your decision is narrowed down to either the 30" display or the 27" iMac...go with the 27" iMac...MUCH MORE bang for your buck!

If money is a concern...then obviously go with the 24" display.

If your only goal is an external display for your MBP...then get one of the external displays.

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
Jamiee

 
Member Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posts: 3
Jamiee is on a distinguished road

Jamiee is offline
Ye thats what I am thinking... I might hold off to see if apple release any new displays (eg larger than 30") or even a new, cheaper mac pro.

What do you think about any new apple releases such as these?

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
eskimo810

 
Member Since: Oct 01, 2009
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 32
eskimo810 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MBP Uni. 2.4/4GB/320GB/9600mGT 256MB

eskimo810 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamiee View Post
Ye thats what I am thinking... I might hold off to see if apple release any new displays (eg larger than 30") or even a new, cheaper mac pro.

What do you think about any new apple releases such as these?

Thanks
IMO if your mostly handling music creation software I would deffinitely spend my money on a larger screen. You really don't need a mac pro for those applications. All of the options you stated were good ideas. Personally I would save for the 27in imac. It's a beast, it really is, and it has that beautiful display (which is an IPS panel much like those found in a cinema display). So as nick said, its a great value. You're basically getting a 27in cinema display and a beast imac with a desktop grade C2D...for about the same price as a 30 in cinema display. Plus i hear it has that nifty function where you can use it as an external monitor (if you were just using your MBP for something). That just shows that if it was just the display, it would still have a decent value.
QUOTE Thanks
Jamiee

 
Member Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posts: 3
Jamiee is on a distinguished road

Jamiee is offline
Ye that sounds like a good idea...

thanks
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Is your Mac your only computer ? | PC ps2/usb keyboard not working? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
24" LED Cinema Display fayyaz Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 10-14-2009 08:13 PM
G5 & 30" Apple Cinema Display problem deefadog Apple Desktops 3 07-23-2009 08:59 AM
Connecting 23" Cinema HD Crystal display to new Mac Pro wuzart Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 05-21-2009 07:52 PM
24" Apple LED Cinema Display VS.42" Samsung (or any other LCD/HDTV)*external monitor* smitzz Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 01-15-2009 10:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?