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
4 (57.1%)
Mac Mini-Intel
1 (14.3%)
iMac 27" i5
0 (0%)
Mac Studio-Base Model
2 (28.6%)

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AaronH

If you have any apps that worked on Big Sur on an Intel Machine, the M1 should be able to run them. I know Office 365 was intel and had to be installed with Rosetta, but they did come out with a Universal version later on. Same with Adobe. If you have Office 365, it'll install the Universal version.

We have M1 Mini's here at our shop and they are very fast. Got them and 27" 4k monitors for about $1,000 total (already had mice and keyboards) when the M1 Mini's came out and haven't had an issue. Though originally XMF hadn't had a version that would work on Big Sur or M1 at the time and now they do. I think, but could be wrong, that XMF supports Monterey too now.
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Tracy

Hey cool Aaron, yes I'm running Big Sur!
good to know someone is running M1