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I absolutely love my MacBook Pro. It's small, light, and portable. I even took it with me on a tour to Afghanistan and it held up through the entire deployment. It's great for processing photos from my SLR in lightroom, I can sketch quick and easily in CoralDraw, Photoshop, and Illustrator, and of course I can produce music quickly and efficiently in Logic Pro X! Does everything I need it to and then some!
This is the one thing (outside of the software that runs on it) that I would say is the only truly necessary item on this list. I could write music with my mouse into the piano roll and still make noises happen as long as I have you, lappy.
My MacBook pro is pretty much a beast. I utilize Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for my photography and for digital painting. I can quickly put together movies that I should with my GoPro using Final Cut Pro. Lastly, I use Logic Pro X as my DAW and my MacBook Pro runs it perfectly!
Super fast, smooth, easy to use and responds really well to Ableton, Reaper and GarageBand (I don't use Garage band though). i7 Processor makes things a breeze and it is super transportable!
Handles Ableton & Traktor like a dream, no Lag or latency. Storage is expensive though as the hard drive is 'solid-state' (SSD) and this is 'relatively' new technology so i had to buy a 200GB SD card and 'Nifty Mini Drive' to keep my samples and music library on.
It is a good computer to use for all kinds of work, not for gaming, but for any kind of digital work, be it audio or video editing or producing. Work flow on these type of computers is really fast with user friendly interfaces. It's easy to use.
This laptop gives me the opportunity to take my studio everywhere. The long battery capacity and ease of use gives the best performance a producer needs. Through Bootcamp I still use FL Studio which is very nice! This laptop is so adorable.