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Mini M2 Pro 16GB or Studio M1Max 32GB Ram

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    My recommendation it to look at the ArtIsRight channel on YouTube. I can't give you the link, sorry. They block my messages when I add them. 🙁

    Art has reviews of all the Apple Silicon models from a photographer's perspective and gives his opinion on how much is too much for the average photographer. He can give you better advice especially with the use of other software's needs.

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  • Peter Olmsted

    Thanks will take a look, curious if anyone has first impressions with these configs with ON1 2024 yet?

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I'm on the first gen M1 mini and I'm loving it.

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  • Peter Olmsted

    Good to hear. How much memory do you have and any experience with 2024 yet?

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I've got 16GB and I'm a beta tester so I've been running tor about a month now.

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  • Peter Olmsted

    Interesting. Any areas of slowness seen yet with say noise reduction or cataloging?  I was looking also at the M2 Mac Mini with 16GB which is about $250 cheaper.  Perhaps I was overthinking this?

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Get as much system as you can afford to future proof yourself against what are sure to be new demands upon the hardware in future releases. I'm reluctant to make specific hardware recommendations, sorry.

    I'm seeing speed increases across the board. Coming from a Windows system you'll be blown away at how much faster they are.

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  • Peter Olmsted

    Thanks for the advice.

     

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  • Stuart Bass

    I have had a Mac Mini M1 (16GB RAM) for a couple of years now. It is OK for small files with a minimal amount of layers. However, it could not edit the large files coming out of my Sony a7r IV without beachballs. Finally, I broke down and purchased a Mac Studio with 64GB of RAM.

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  • Michael Anderson

    The wife and I are both running M2 Pro mini with 32GB of memory and 1TB of storage.   Would never just get 8GB or 16GB.    The same goes for the boot disk.   Always get at least 512GB with 1TB being all the better.  Plenty of room for OS, caches, apps, app libraries....etc.    For data storage we use 4TB SSDs connected via TB4.   

     

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