There is no right answer to the debate around Macs and PCs. It really is down to your preference. Whichever system you choose you can find a computer that will perform well as the processing unit for your home studio.
Depending on your budget get as much RAM memory as you can and a fast processor. You won't regret it once you start building songs with many stems. Also bear in mind that you can have an additional monitor connected so that the size of your initial laptop screen won't hinder you.
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Desktops are still an option for home studios an iMac would work for home studios. With customizable RAM to 32GB and an advanced processor, it will handle all the functions of your DAW software. The big Retina display will make working with your software much more relaxing.
The Mac Book has for a long time been a favourite for creatives. Although, there is now a growing trend for bespoke music production laptops. However, if you like Macs the Pro is a good bet. There are many specs to choose from and if you want to be mobile, then, a laptop is the way to go.
Even the basic model Mac Book Pro is a powerful laptop with updated processors (go for i5 or i7) and solid-state drives. The RAM is configurable up to 32GB and also has a Touch Bar The Touch Bar replaces the function keys at the top of the keyboard, so you can see relevant controls depending on what you're doing which is great for music production. If you need to be mobile then the Mac Book is the way to go. For more details click image or click below.
Apple now has some serious competition from the likes of DELL, Samsung, Lenovo producing some great PCs. So if you prefer using PCs there a are many to choose from. But the same specifications to look for applies. A good screen, Lots of memory and a fast processor.
For laptops, the new Dell XPS 17 is a good option. It is a laptop with a huge screen but still feels like a laptop. It is super fast with 10th Gen Intel power and advanced Nvidia graphics built into a sleek design which includes Dell’s new 4-sided Infinity Edge display.
With 32GB of RAM and a 1TB NVMe SSD this is plenty of processing power.
Connectivity, it has a total of four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, which double as charging ports. You’ll also get a full-size SD card reader, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. This compares favourably with the MacBook Pro 16-inch.
This is a top Windows laptop with a great display and serious power a worthy adversary to the MAC Book pro. Check it out, click image or click below.