A Future Proving Folly
In reading this, It’s highly likely that you are doing so on a computational device of a specific design and capability. And be it, said device, a top shelve whiz bang state of the art, or but barely bargain basement functional, it remains in the main, a utility, an implement, and a tool. And now arguably, a necessity.
And if you agree that one’s computational device has now become indispensable, I’m going to try to convince you that you can’t future proof the now.
I was gonna monograph some moronic notion of how trying to future proof the purchase of a current commercial computational device is a fool’s errand akin to trying to manage a democracy without a strategic understanding of egalitarianism, but you’ve been spared from all that by a post Thanksgiving throttling of septuagenarian vigor.
Strongly agree…the iPad Magic Keyboard is bit and byte delicious, but the current state of iPadOS does not, for me, make a full meal. So I went off the menu last year and ordered a 4th gen Air. But it seems to just serve as the occasional appetizer in my workflow due to that half baked operating system. And an M1 in even a 12 inch seems gluttonous. But I do admit to checking Apple’s refurbished page and if the right price point presents I just might go whole hog.
OK, here’s a nitpick and it’s not just with you, it’s with Apple.
Per a previous video you explained how you changed your order, on tweet advice from a colleague, to go with a MacBook Max as apposed to a MacBook Pro. I’m assuming you got that MacBook Max. And that’s the computer you are reviewing and comparing to others.
So thanks to Apple’s marketing flummery your choice of computer configuration was not just about number of gigabytes of random access memory or total system storage, you opted, in essence, for an entirely different chipset. A differently configured “SoC” or System On A Chip.
M1 PRO 9X faster graphics performance
M1 Mac 13X faster graphics performance
But here’s the real kicker
M1 Pro over 200GB/s of memory bandwidth
M1 Max over 400GB/s of memory bandwidth
That’s a different chip, not to mention the PRO supports
2 external displays while The MAX supports four..The I/O of these computers are different.
All that said, I would have not jump in here this way if you had not talked about the six hour couch use of your MacBook Max to produce a video. If somebody tries that with the base level MacBook M1 Pro, the will be unlikely to have a similar experience.
Here’s my question. What have you found more helpful in everyday writing? The jump from Intel to the Mac mini M1, or the bump from the M1 to your MacBook Max?
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