I was wondering if someone could recommend a suitable Mac labtop computer that I could buy my graduate student to do standard bioinformatics / sequence analysis. The computer would be a Mac to allow the use of UNIX software. We would do RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq type analysis. We would have access to the university super computing cluster where we have the software to run alignments (Bowtie2, STAR, TopHat) and to store the large data sets and genome alignment files. The student would log into the cluster using the labtop to run the big jobs. Basically I would need him to have reasonable computing power to do secondary analysis once the peaks have been called and to do visualization (IGV and the like).
Can someone point me to a off the shelf system for him to use?