I bought the cheapest M1 Macbook Air back in June ($999/8gb/256gb) expecting to want to upgrade to whatever Pro was launched this fall, but tbh I've been super impressed at how powerful it is, even for video editing, and I don't really feel like I need to upgrade now 🤷
@danj I’ve gone that route before, mainly using depreciated laptops from work (benefit to being the IT guy, the boss lets you take retired machines home sometimes). Never could adjust. Then I left IT land for writer world and just couldn’t be bothered to stay up with Linux. When I open my laptop, I just want it to do what I ask, and I get that with the Air.
@jessekelber Oof, that sounds good. I've had a weird Linux laptop for the last few years, but I just can't seem to love it. I had a 2011 Air for six years and it basically ruined me for any lesser computer. 😍
@danj@aaronpk@hawaiiboy Not yet. Granted, I mostly write and binge watch Mythbusters, but when I have edited a handful of photos the Air has been perfect. And the battery life is insane! I’ll go two full days without seeing a power cord.
@aaronpk Been thinking of swapping my 21.5" iMac for that M1 MacBook Air. I keep getting lured by upgrading to 16 GB RAM and/or the 512 GB storage, but I probably don't even need those! Does the 8 GB Air ever feel RAM-constrained?
Yeah that's definitely a limitation of this M1, but as my main day-to-day computer I don't actually need more than one external display anyway.
I'd definitely take a look at ZoomISO and DeckLink cards or an UltraStudio, which is far better than multiple displays anyway.
I went with the M1 Max for the multiple display out capability without the need for lots of Display Link adapters. Currently looking to see if theres a device out there that simplfys Zoom scraping. Any ideas?