Anyone using the new Apple 12” powerbook for audio?
I’ll be running DP, Logic, Mach 5…
And mostly playing back midi files striped to an external firewire drive while recording vocals, a track at a time.
My main concern is screen real estate.
I wonder if Apple’s “expose” will be of any real help.
Also, I intend to plug into a second monitor when working at home.
Note: I have had cornea transplants and tend to work at the 800 by 600 something resolution – even on desktop machines.
Otherwise, it seems that the principal performance advantage with the 15” & 17” over the 12” is faster ram and a faster bus. From what I can gleam, real world performance shouldn’t be all that much better on the bigger (and heavier) machines.
Looking forward to your feedback.
PS Was going to purchase the 15” 1Gig but have decided not to because of all the problems with the “white spots” on the screen, defective latch… (Check the message boards at Apple.com & Macrumors.com and let the buyer beware! In fact, from what I hear, Apple hasn't shipped a new machine in over a month - just clearing old stock.)