Which 2021 M1 iMac is the Best Buy

Which 2021 M1 iMac is the Best Buy

I’ll show you the options so you can make your choice based on your needs, but I have balanced the cost/benefits and will tell you which model I would recommend, as you progress through this review.

I will answer the question in 2 x categories:

1. For a “General use” user – that’s “day-to-day” use – emails and web browsing

2. For those of you “Pushing the limits” – video editing and PhotoShop

2 responses

  1. Hi, I am considering the new coming Macbook with M1 chip and (if necessary a hub) plus an external separate 24” monitor. What is your idea about that? (Using fcpX, no motion en photoshop) Thanks!



    • Your choice will work well. However, depending on your budget you may want to wait for what is announced with the replacement for the MacBook Pros that will eventually be released this year – maybe within a couple of months. These are expected to have an update to the M1 with more RAM choice and more processor power. There has been some discussion that the current MacBook with the M1 can be a little nobbled for large Projects, because of the lack of RAM. The separate 24″ monitor is a good choice and will not be affected by whichever MacBook you choose. At the end of the day, it will ultimately depend on your type of FCP work. If you are a moderate user, then the current MacBook will be fine. If you expect to be an extensive user then the M1 update chip could be important to you. I hope that helps.

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