I bought this with Pro Tools 11 as I am not a big computer guy. I wanted to make the transition to Pro Tools as painless as possible. This computer is built with recording in mind and it works very well for that. I have heard all of the horror stories of getting Pro Tools up and running but experienced none of them. I plugged everything up, followed the instructions to get an iloc account and download the software and was recording my first test session in a little over an hour. I'm not using it for anything other than Pro Tools but works equally well on the internet. I have been using it every night for almost a month now with no hiccups and am extremely happy with it. Thanx Sweetwater.