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FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 14, 2022 02:59PM
Replacing 27" 5K 2014 iMac -- itsg getting more and more screen artifacts/ghosting every day. Holding out for a new big iMac... but worried this one is gonna go "pop" and be gone.

Bought the 16/256 M1 posted here a week or so ago
Boot drive XPS8200PRO 1TB drive, in 10 GB/s case, 800 R/W on the USB C port.
Sabrent TB Dual NVMe case, inland Pro drives in a 4TB RAID 0. Blackmagic says 2400/2800 R/W.
Wating on a plugable 3 monitor hub. 3 screens. 27" 4K Dell + 27" 2K dell + 24" 1080
HK Soundsticks lll... setting up this weekend...

I do publishing work -- Adobe CC all day -- will see how this compares to the iMac. 32 vs 16 on ram, dedicated GPU vs none, USB 3 vs USB C boot drive









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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: hal
Date: January 14, 2022 03:15PM
nice upgrade! tell me about the new dell monitor...
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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 14, 2022 03:29PM
Nothing fancy, actually bought it a few months ago after getting a dell gift card. S series (budget) 27" 4K. Was originally destined to be a second screen for my iMac.

Dell has low inventory on a lot of their screens. If this mini works out, might replace it with a 32" instead... but $$$.





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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: January 14, 2022 03:46PM
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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: January 14, 2022 04:57PM
About time…
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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 14, 2022 05:49PM
I thought you already had a Mini
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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 14, 2022 06:07PM
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mrbigstuff
I thought you already had a Mini

Wife has a base model, kids have base M1 MBAs.

Ive been trying to hang on... but starting production and worse thing ever if I came out to a dead computer.





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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 14, 2022 07:46PM
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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: AllGold
Date: January 14, 2022 08:23PM
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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 14, 2022 08:37PM
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Speedy
Leader!

You may need one of these for your credit card:


Hah. paid cash. really do need some sort of a cash back card. maybe a new thread.





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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: January 15, 2022 09:45AM
IDK why anyone would want the iMac when the Mini plus multiple screens can be cheaper.
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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 15, 2022 10:10AM
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Bill in NC
IDK why anyone would want the iMac when the Mini plus multiple screens can be cheaper.

It may seem that way on the surface — and true for a basic user. But if you start doing a spec to spec comparison and feature options you can get with the iMac vs what you can’t get with a mini — that changes quickly.

Especially if we are talking about the 27” iMac vs mini.

5K stand-alone screen is $1000. Mid level 4K is $350. 32 GB ram? Impossible in a mini. Real GPU? Nada in a mini. 3 screens on a mini? Add $200 for a display port replicator. 4 USB C ports? Nope. Pro or Max chip? Nyet.





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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: January 15, 2022 10:22AM
Since he performance of M1 is so different from old Intel systems, I’m looking forward your opinion on your rig..
Hope you can share.
Have you used the feature where you hit ctrl-arrow and go to a different desktop? It’s no substitute for another screen, but it can do the job for some people.
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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 15, 2022 11:01AM
Add me to the list of those wanting to hear how the upgrade goes, especially in comparison to the Intel iMac.

I upgraded from the 2013 trashcan to the same Mini (except a 1T internal), and every day is a damn joy. Screenflow video editing is fast, and there is virtually no heat.



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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: jonny
Date: January 15, 2022 11:03AM
Congrats Leader!
You're gonna love the Soundsticks!



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Re: FOMO -- new M1 mini here...
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 15, 2022 11:13AM
Yeah, as soon as I finish the transition, I will update.

Thanks rich -- I've tried multiple desktops, but everything Im working on is in the "now" as opposed to separate things? It would be a lot of back and forth.





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