Which Apple computer would be best for Graphic Design and Music recording/ Production?

I'm going to use a Scarlett 2i2 for my interface.
Its compatible with:

Mac 10.6
Yes
Requires OS X 10.6.5 or greater.

Mac 10.7
Yes

Mac 10.8
Yes

If garageband isn't as good as i thought i might use Reaper audio program.

For Graphic Design I will use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Maybe Flash and Indesign.


Any help would and can help! Need to know fast! Much appreciated!

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    Depending on your budget, the best desktop computer to use would be the Mac Pro, note that you will have to also buy a Thunderbolt 4k display to go with it. Otherwise, an iMac would do fine.

    Alternatively, if you wanted to be a lot more portable, the Macbook Pro 15" w/ Retina would be very suitable.

    Keep in mind, you could buy Mac Pro/iMac and a Macbook Pro and be able to connect your data wirelessly via iCloud is also an option. Using OSX Mavericks, you can now use every Apple device seamlessly together. iOS 7 also now makes it easier and available to have this data on iPad Air/mini, iPod's and iPhones. In reality, your options are unlimited.

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