Interesting. I've never used an Apple computer so gladly took you advice and talked myself into buying something today. Cam home with an HP Gaming laptop:
2.2GHz Intel i7-8750H Hex Core
256GB NVMe + 1TB HDD
NVIDIA 4GB GTX 1050 Graphics
I figured it would do what I needed it to. I Resolume to play old Retro stuff so none of it is HD. Also it's mainly just 1 layer, sometimes 2. My DJ controller has screens so I don't need to see Serato, just have it running so figured this would be a nice setup.
Soon as I loaded a composition into Resolume however I could tell the laptop was struggling. I started outputting to my 2nd screen and it was all over the place. It seems to be loading clips ok but the frame rate is, well it's just really bad. I turned everything down to 640 x 480 and saw a small improvement but still nowhere near usable.
Serato sounded ok but with or without Serato, this machine can't seem to handle Resolume Ave, nowhere near to be honest.
So what do I do? Can't think of anything major I can do give me this massive leap in performance I need to see.
Do I need to upgrade further?!? That's into the crazy priced machines.
Or do I go for an all-in-one computer and still give myself some portability?
Again, I have a high end desktop, but portability is what I'm after. Please help guys, if I'm returning this computer for something else, I need to get it right this time!