ProPresenter 6 Hardware: Choosing a Mac for ProPresenter 6

ProPresenter 6 Hardware: Choosing a Mac for ProPresenter 6

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Once you’ve decided to go Mac for ProPresenter, there are still more decisions to make.

Apple computers are premium boxes. Often, their processors are only found in high-end gaming or 3D rendering boxes on the Windows side of the aisle. As such, the $300 PC of the week will be a tempting choice when you compare it to a new Mac.

There are options though.

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You might think your first stop should be Apple ( It shouldn’t. You should check the requirements on Renewed Vision’s site ( first.

With the specs you need in mind, stop by this site ( to see when Macs with those specs were first sold. That will give you a range of possible machines you can use.

Armed with that information, check MacofAllTrades for some good used options (

If you decide to go with a new machine, always check the Apple refurb page ( because these machines have been thoroughly tested and are less expensive than new machines, which is a win/win.

Remember though, that even new Macs might be close to being replaced. For some good guidance on whether it’s due to happen soon, check here (

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  1. Chris Petty on December 11, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Hey,Paul! ayour videos are awesome! Got a question for you…I’m looking for budget conscious Apple solution for our church to run ProPresenter6. I read on the Renewed Vision website – Graphics: While not required, a dedicated graphics card with 1GB VRAM is recommended, particularly if playing back a wide variety of HD video files. In this case, Mac Mini would you suggest? Thanks

  2. DrumBoy728 on December 11, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Hi, would you recommend running ProPresenter on a 2017 MacBook Pro or would you stay away from this option?

  3. Roc S on December 11, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Thanks for this video. I’m in a church environment that needs to make a transition to ProPresenter. I’ve been debating between a Mac mini and a refurbished iMac. I would need to buy a monitor (or 2) for the Mac mini. Because the mini is outdated and is due for an update (which we can’t wait for) I am leaning towards an iMac. I guess I need one with a discrete gpu. I would prefer the 27” but it seems like the 21 inch will be the better cost savings because Apple has a 2017 for $1100 and the 27” is $1700. What would be your recommendation?

  4. Jason Rowles on December 11, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Hi Paul..can I I just help to clarity? We’re looking at refurbished MacBook. So a 2016 MacBook with 1.1ghz processor and M3 Wouldn’t run ProPresenter 6 because the processor isn’t powerful or fast enough? Thanks

  5. Tarita Mackey on December 11, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Would you say the new mac book air is reliable to run propresenter?

  6. Jordan Larson on December 11, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Hi there! What if I have a mac laptop that has a normal processor of less than 2.4 GHz, but can turbo boost to above 2.4? Would this be ok or not? Would ProPresenter overheat the laptop?

  7. Nathan Durnan on December 11, 2019 at 1:37 am

    What about hard drive space requirements? I haven’t been able to find info on minimum storage requirements for installing PP6, and our current iMac seems to be overloaded with the PP6 install. 256GB hdd, and a large portion on that seems to be taken up by PP6. What’s the typical installation size?

  8. Mauro Guzman on December 11, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Awesome video! So many tips to help get a good mac for your money! Thank you! By the way, what’s your opinion of running pro presenter on windows?

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