View Full Version : 13" rMBP 8g 128 ssd good for Logic?

03-02-2016, 09:27 PM
Like the title says, I have a chance to get a good deal on a 2015 rMBP. However , I'm concerned that 8g of ram will not be enough for Logic. I will mainly be podcasting and recording hip hop tracks (usually no more than 15 tracks). I will also be using Reason.

Should I purchase? Or Hold out for something better?

03-02-2016, 10:20 PM
The 8 GB of memory should be OK, however, the SSD is on the small side and will likely fill up fast. Ideally, for your work, 16 GB of memory and an SSD of at least 256 GB and maybe even larger (512 GB) would be best. Of course that means more $$.

03-02-2016, 11:22 PM
Yeah. My concern is that I would like the computer at first but regret not waiting and getting something better.

It woulda been nice to upgrade it myself, but oh well. I haven't been on a Mac since my powerpc iMac died in 2008. Now that life has settled a bit I'm looking to get back into it. I learned audio technology and recording at University using a Mac and Logic.

03-03-2016, 04:04 PM
agree with what's said. 128 is anemic, it'll fill up fast, it's nice to have some headroom. CPU is likely fine, unless you plan to really go for it with software instruments and plugins, more ram is better (isn't it always) and you can't upgrade later.

I'm a logic user with a retina 15 maxed out, glad I did. I regularly record up to 16 tracks simultaneously no problem (drums) though with a UA apollo8 quad that helps with plugin power a LOT.

As you probably already know, it doesn't a whole lot to max a CPU in a laptop out with al kinds of stuff, even in 15 tracks. Maybe the refurb store can offer something with a little bang for your $$ so less regret?

03-03-2016, 04:11 PM
With 4GB of memory Mactracker tells me this is a 2013 model. All 2014 and 2015 models came with either 8Gb or 16GB and can not be upgraded as the memory is soldered in. Further would suggest at least 512 GB SSD.

03-03-2016, 06:08 PM
He mentioned it's a 2015 model with 8 GB of memory. The only real problem is the small SSD.