It's my second MacBook Pro, i bought it in 2015. Very nice design; aluminium body. My previous Mac had a 1920x1080 display and there were visible pixels everywhere, this problem is now fixed with the Retina display.
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!
This thing hates me. I put it through so much, yet it continues chugging along.
I got my Macbook without the intent of producing music. But after I started using Ableton, it has been through a lot. This little guy is my life, all of my passion, inspiration, and dreams are taking place on it. I'll eventually upgrade, but I love every inch of it.
I use this to run Logic Pro X and it's safe that this is the best computer I've owned. I owned an early generation macbook pro paired with garageband that had constant glitch/latency issues, but I haven't experienced any problems with my new mac. Should be working great for years to come!
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.
I use this as my main driver for all my work and music stuff, dual booting windows for music production and mac for design and development stuff. Quite a powerhorse, running and storing all my (over 100) VST plugins and on the Mac site running the full Adobe CC suite and other design and development tools. Have the maxed out 13-inch version (so that's 3,1 Ghz Core i7, 512gb SSD, 16gb ram), I guess I couldn't really do with less. This makes for a massive price tag for a laptop though, hence the 4 star rating.
With Retina display I never have discomfort and pain on my eyes. I recommend 13 inch, Core i7, 2.9 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD (512 GB is better option). With this machine you will have no problems for producing studio work or DJing, even on 64 latency rate.