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2012 SSD Macbook Air vs 2012 HDD Macbook Pro - Logic Pro X, which should I get?


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2012 SSD macbook air vs 2012 HDD macbook pro - Logic Pro X

I currently have the 2012 macbook air base model (1.8Ghz, 4gb ram, 128 SSD). Im primarily want Logic Pro X (i.e. music editing) to run with less hiccups. I currently have the offer to trade my 2012 macbook air for a 2012 macbook pro (2.5GHz, 8gb ram, 500 HDD).

Obviously the macbook pro has a faster processor speed and twice the ram, but has a slower storage read/write capabilities (i.e. HDD) than the SSD of macbook air.

Just regarding running my music editing program most smoothly, should I keep the macbook air or trade it for the macbook pro with HDD.

Hard drive space is no issue, I have a external 1TB hard drive.

Thanks for the help!


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Re: 2012 SSD macbook air vs 2012 HDD macbook pro - Logic Pro X

Umm is that a non-retina? You could just put your own SSD in it if you want to deal with that problem.

The HDD will load slower so you will be twiddling your thumbs while everything loads up but with 8 GB of RAM you will be able to keep a lot of work in active memory so after that initial load time things will go much, much faster.

Macbook Airs are awesome little computers but not really meant for doing heavier production workloads.

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