My six-year old iMac is showing its age and there may be a new computer in my future.
For work, my company supplied me with a Macbook Air, and I LOVE the damn thing. The solid state drive is silent and fast. And of course it is super lightweight and ultra-portable. But it would disappear if I changed jobs.
I have one of the newer iPads, and the retina screen is simply gorgeous. And it, too, has a solid state drive.
I see that Apple is pushing the SSDs into the Macbook Pro line as well.
If I were to get a new computer today, I'd likely get a 13" Macbook Air or Pro, a nice 27" monitor, and an external HD (mostly for my movies and iTunes library). A 768 GB solid state drive is probably out of my price range right now. (The Macbook Pro seems more practical than the Air due to a) more ports, b) built-in optical drive, and 3) retina display.)
Is anyone using their DAW and doing audio recording using a SSD? If so, I assume it works fine (or even great)?
Now is probably not the best time to buy a new machine, with SSDs and retina displays likely to become cheaper. In a few years, I envision a 13" Air with a retina display and 1 TB SSD for $1199.