My bad, sorry. But no can't afford a new Mac Pro. And have considered trash can but... issues there with peripherals and pending compatibility problems.I was not talking about an iMac Pro, I was talking about a Mac Pro.
Er no. I'm not about to buy a PC. I just can't justify the hours of extra (re) learning another OS. Those are hours I need for VIc!If I were you I'd get a PC in this case and I am saying this after having been a Mac user for over 25 years.
But the RAM can be upgraded - easily -to 128. And if you really want the hard drive can be updated (but surely no one buys the fusion drive if they buy an iMac for music...). Overpriced, OK. It's the Logic-Apple lock in. I am not about Hackintosh. This will be 5th Mac for music since 1996 - and the first one doesn't really count as it was a Mac clone (remember those?) that I replaced after a year with a G4. So, every 5 years it seems I catch up with some Mac computing power. Yes, the components are overpriced, but I've never been disappointed by the machines, reliability, power etc. I am yearning for a new machine because my current machine (retina MBP 16GB) was never powerful enough to handle full orchestral projects. 100 tracks of of random instruments and audio yes, but 100 of heavy orchestral no.As I said the iMacs are too limited. They can't be upgraded or serviced properly, you are stuck with a built in monitor and the hardware is overpriced. And since you can't upgrade the thing it will age quickly and have you yearning for a new machine much sooner than you might want to. Therefore to me, it is not very economical.
I think I would not be happy with the Mac Mini for very long as I would be a little irked that, while music performance would be OK, I wouldn't have the Total War series really playable because of the graphics. I'd also void the warranty changing the RAM.Maybe you'll be happy with an iMac for a while...
With the iMac 27, still shipping with Mojave, so everything I have now "will" work, 20 second aftermarket RAM change, gobsmacking graphic performance compared to what I'm used to, invoiced in January for a tax break, VAT deductible, and it's not quite double the multi-core score I have now but still a lot more (I am looking at the 3.1 i5 unless I spring for the 3.6 i9 but I can't justify the extra cash)... I think I'll be happy for 5 years... I am guessing it'll run SCS performance legato and let me enjoy BWW and things like the Embertone solo strings... all of which have been torturous on the MBP.
(In all this I would happily trade half my Spitfire libraries for more power to enjoy the other half!)