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Recommendation for computer replacement?

I have had my setup for ten years and the Mac power tower just started having problems booting up. Does anyone have a recommendation for the best Mac product to replace my old workhorse? I know that I need at least 500GB SSD and 16GB RAM (better more, but how much more?), but what would be good? The Midiworks gentleman I spoke with didn't recommend a laptop, but suggested that I ask the forum. I often use Notre Dame de Metz, and I would like to access Salisbury Cathedral without waiting ten minutes for it to load.

Thank you very much for any recommendations you can make. I have gotten a lot out of the practice and recording features of this great system.

by Tuttibella
Aug 27, 2019 01:15 AM

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RE: Recommendation for computer replacement?

I use a 2012 MacMini with a standard drive which was able to accept 2 x 8 sticks of RAM and have never had to wait more than a minute or so for Salisbury to load. The latest MacMini can go beyond 16 GB RAM.
by Erzahler
Aug 27, 2019 04:54 AM

RE: Recommendation for computer replacement?

Thank you so much for the reply! Will follow right up on that. Cheers!
by Tuttibella
Aug 27, 2019 11:11 PM

RE: Recommendation for computer replacement?

I am using an Intel NUC with a Quad Core I7 processor. And 32 GB of memory. Very small. About 6" x 6 " x 3". Very very fast. Here is Product Description from Amazon.

Intel NUC NUC8i7BEH Mini PC/HTPC, QUAD-Core i7-8559U Up to 4.5GHz, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, WiFi, BT 5.0 Thunderbolt 3, 4k Support, Triple Monitor Capable, Win 10 Pro (32GB RAM + 1TB NVMe SSD)
by llathom
Sep 1, 2019 11:18 PM

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