Jesiah Posted February 4, 2017 Report Share Posted February 4, 2017 Hi all, thanks in advance to any help I get here, so appreciated. I'm going to be purchasing a Mac. I have 2 options and I'm just very unfamiliar with computer specs and was hoping I could get some help. The first Mac has these specs: 21.5-inch iMac 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 -8 GB Memory -1 TB Hard Drive -NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory My second option: 27 inch iMac 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 -16 GB Memory -1 TB Fusion Drive -NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics processor with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory My main focus is going to be recording and producing hip hop. I use programs like FL Studio (although likely switching to pro tools), Battery 4, Nectar Production Suite, Nexus, Massive. Use an Audiobox for my amp and different condenser mics. Basically I have to be able to make music with no lag/skipping. That's the main reason why I'm getting a new computer. The first Mac is cheaper by a significant amount, and I'm wondering if these specs are good enough to make music super smooth with no lag and no problems, no matter how many programs are open/ I'm using simultaneously. The second one is more expensive, but if I'm going to have even slight problems with the first option I'll dish out the money for the second one. Thank you so much, and if anyone feels like going over any of this stuff in detail feel free, I'd appreciate that. Like difference between a normal hard drive and Fusion Drive? Difference between graphics processors? Only 5M, is that a lot? I'm nooby with this stuff. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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