The NEW M1 Macs – Should You Get The 8GB or 16GB Version?

I’ve received a lot of questions from viewers about which version of the newly released 2020 M1 Macs they should get – 8GB or 16GB of RAM?

In this video I discuss why you’re probably fine with the 8GB memory models.

There are only 2 reasons you should upgrade to the 16GB – if you have the money and can afford it, or you’re doing a LOT of heavy video editing, rendering, 3D modelling, photo editing, or you’re a developer.

I discuss things such as editing, rendering, and 4K playback on programs such as DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro.

I go into detail with relation to multitasking and general everyday use, including having many Chrome tabs open and using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

Gaming is also a possibility, with popular games such as Fortnite, Dying Light, and Tomb Raider all playing at respectable fps.

Photo editing and manipulation in Photoshop and Lightroom is a breeze, although you may want to upgrade to the 16GB version if you’re doing anything hardcore.


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