We will be looking at two popular products, the Apple iMac MK482LL/A Retina 5K and the Acer Predator Helios 300. Find out what separates these two items with the full comparison review below. For more information and product comparisons, check out our longer article here.
Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Apple iMac MK482LL/A Retina 5K. Now for those of you who want something a little more stable that screams the best music producer around. This Apple iMac 5K screen model is the perfect fit for anyone who doesn’t want a laptop for music production. It has the ultimate quality and is seen in the industry as the best mac for music production. It has a 27-inch screen and quickly will bring everyone’s attention with its beauty and modern design. The image quality is sharp, precise and allows colors to ‘pop’ right off the screen.
Next let's have a look at the Acer Predator Helios 300. One of the more affordable gaming laptops, this Acer model is not just good for killing zombies and fast car chases. It’s the ideal choice for anyone who wants to produce some high-quality music. It’s mid-range and comes with a Core Intel i5 processor so although it’s not the best, it’s still pretty fast. You can choose to upgrade the processor for a faster laptop if you’re going to be using it for other activities and not just music producing.
It’s ultra slim and has a good looking exterior, so there’s nothing to worry about. You’re sure to impress all your production friends if you invest in this model. Yet, it is a big investment. It’s one of the most expensive models on the market, but this is only a reflection of how enjoyable and useful it actually is. It’s stylish and has an Intel Core i5 processor, so it’s going to get all the jobs done quickly and efficiently too.
The design of this Acer Predator model is pretty unique. It has red features but is mainly matte black with a cool pattern on it. It also features a neatly designed logo on the front of it which is a nice touch. The laptop is built with the user in mind and is pretty solid so you can rely on it, even if it falls or gets dropped a few times. However, it’s also heavy and can’t be transported very easily which is a disadvantage if you’re wanting to produce your tunes on the go.
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Apple iMac MK482LL/A Retina 5K
Acer Predator Helios 300
+ 5K Resolution Screen
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It’s definitely more tailored to those who don’t like their music station to be portable. This iMac model is an excellent choice for all those Apple lovers out there, it’s sleek and just feels great to work on. You want to make sure your equipment is everything you ever want and getting this model is definitely an ideal choice.
It’s an upgrade to other laptops, and it’s a total monster. If you can handle it and know that your audio production quality will improve massively, then it’s a great investment. It’s still midrange too so you won’t be spending your whole pay check on it!
Also see Music Critic's article 10 Best Computers For Music Production which includes even more information.