@jessekelber I have a new M1 Mac Mini if I really do need some heavy lifting. I thing the Air would be a great every day machine. I'm sure it will be faster than my 2015 MBP
@danj Yep, pretty much. I found that particular chip stopped bothering me when I got out of IT.
@jessekelber Yeah... I have a growing chip on my shoulder about being "locked into" the Apple ecosystem, but the Mac is just... the best computer out there.
@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.
@aaronpk It seemed like the 12" MacBook was desperate for Apple Silicon to exist, so I agree! I hope they bring it back as their ultimate consumer laptop story... but, you know, with ports!
@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. 😍
@aaronpk Good to know! I don't do much video editing—most of my work is prose or code—but there have been times where 256GB storage feels tight.
In Canada, the 8/256 Air is $1,299 and the 16/512 is $1,899... The Pro would be a ridiculous indulgence for me, as hot as the new form factor is. 🤓
Hey, maybe in another year or two we'll get a redesigned Air with MagSafe and an M2, and that'll be your huckleberry. (I'm tempted to hold out for that machine, in fact!)
@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 The M1 chip is so powerful and efficient it’s not even funny. I wouldn’t upgrade either if I were you.
@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?
@aaronpk thanks for that. I’m going to pick up the Air at Costco
@aaronpk I bought the iMac with M1 recently and just seeing how fast Lightroom opens much less how it performs after that makes me believe how much faster can it be.