Discuss: Apple's New M1 Chips

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November 10, 2020 at 17:06:05
Specs: Windows 10, 1.4 GHz / 5610 MB
Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Apple has announced its M1 chips with very impressive performance claims. Discuss here if you think these claims will pan out in real world applications, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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November 11, 2020 at 06:35:38
Non-upgradeable RAM, limited to 16GB, seems to be something of a retrograde step in this day and age.

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November 11, 2020 at 07:00:30
Sadly Apple went away from user friendly upgrades to RAM, and hard drives abut 5years ago... Thus you have to pay their premium price for a decent size drive and if you want the max RAM the system will take?

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November 11, 2020 at 07:49:48
You can (with a lot of hard work) upgrade the RAM on the latest Mini. But on the new one the RAM is actually built in to the SOC. No way you can change that. !6GB might be fine for casual use, but I can't see the Pros using these new Minis right now. I certainly won't be trading in my 32GB, i7 Mini.

As an aside, you can use an external GPU with the Intel Mini - again, a no-no with the iPad in a box.

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November 11, 2020 at 08:35:21
Yes the new mini does sound like a mini in box...

I might consider a new Macbook Pro in due time; as my current 2010 (late) version has gone as far as it can with Mac OSX upgrades... Stuck at Mojave. But I'll wait for better versions of the Mini...i...

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