New Shop Macs-Need Advice

Started by Slappy, May 30, 2022, 04:35:40 PM

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iMac 27" or Mini with Monitor(s)?

Mac Mini-M1 Chip
5 (50%)
Mac Mini-Intel
1 (10%)
iMac 27" i5
1 (10%)
Mac Studio-Base Model
3 (30%)

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If you have the money Mac Studio and Studio Display. If not 24" iMac with the M1 chip but only if 16 GB of Ram is enough (same with Mac Mini) as that is as far as you can go with them for RAM. It is a real shame Apple doing away with the 27" iMacs.
Mac OS Monterey 12.4 | (retired)

The seven ages of man: spills, drills, thrills, bills, ills, pills and wills.


I just got the Mac Studio, fastest computer I have ever had, but I was only working with 16gb of ram before.
I got the one with 64gb of ram, with processor upgrade of 1 step up.

I start my 3 Macs up in the morning, and pretty amazing how much faster the Mac Studio is up and running.


I finally ordered the 1st of 3 we'll need. Went with the "Base" Mac Studio:

10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores
24-core GPU
16-core Neural Engine
32GB RAM, 512GB Drive (I wanted a 1TB but that makes it a "custom" and takes 2 week to deliver)

Gotta get a monitor too, eying up the BenQ PD2700U. We don't need anything super color critical, so that looks pretty.
Mac arrives tomorrow, maybe I'll hit up Microcenter this weekend for a monitor to see how it drives.
A little diddie 'bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin' the best they can.