Which Apple Computer Is Right for You?

The MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac. The M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max. There is certainly no shortage of options when it comes to Apple computers. If you are looking at the vast array of models and wondering which one is right for your work, check out this great video that will give you an overview of the lineup and help you pick the computer for you. 

Coming to you from Benj Haisch, this great video will help you choose between all the new Mac models, including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac and their various iterations. If you are on the go a lot, of course, you will probably want to consider a MacBook model. Thankfully, the new models are plenty powerful enough to drive external displays when you are back home or at your office, so if you prefer to have a bit more screen real estate to work with when possible, that should not be a problem. That being said, I have been working on Mac minis for over a decade now, and I consider them the dark horse in the lineup, as they are relatively affordable and can handle quite a bit. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Haisch. 

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O S's picture

Wow, as if all photographers only use Lightroom! I have watched a lot of posts about the lineup and struggled, but quite a lot of workflows already in these early stages of app optimisation of photo editing software clearly tend to GPU optimisation and the power needed for Panos. Lightroom is certainly not known to be very optimised. If your looking into what these machines are really capable of, look at the videos of the channel Artisright. Especially for someone investing in a machine to use for more than 5 years, 200 bucks more are well spent.

Johnny Kiev's picture

I originally bought an M1 MacBook Air after being on Windows since Windows 3.1 and Gem before that, it was a revelation, so much so that within a month I bought a MacMini M1 as a companion to it.
Between them they handle pretty much everything I throw at them without issue, at this point I think it may be some time before I need to think about upgrading, storage aside...