Apple's M1 Macs caught the attention of a lot of the industry, and while they blew old Intel Macs out of the water, PCs are still around too, of course. So, how do M1 Macs hold up against PCs for photo and video work? This great video comparison takes a look.
Coming to you from DPReview TV, this great video comparison looks at the performance between an M1 iMac and an Intel PC. In this case, the iMac is a 24-inch model with an 8-core M1 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD, which currently retails for $1,699. The PC is a Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED model with an 11th generation i9, NVIDIA RTX 3080, and 32 GB RAM, which currently retails for about double the price of the $3,449. As you might expect, at double the price, the PC outpaces the Mac in some of the tests, but that being said, you get a larger screen (though the PC is portable, of course). Still, even though the PC sometimes outpaces the Mac, that isn't to say the Mac is a slouch; as we have seen, the M1 models offer highly impressive performance, particularly for their relative cost, and are likely all a lot of photographers and videographers need. Check out the video above for the full rundown.