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MrCookieMonster

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Hi

Wondering if anyone has any experience of going from a MacBook Pro 2017 (2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 16GB) to one of the new M1 devices and how they found it in real world uses.

Or, if anyone had considered making the move to the new m2 air from a similar MBP.
 

jav6454

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Well, you'll notice night and day. However, as the MBA is passively cooled, you'll find performance isn't sustained as it's supposed to.

If sustained performance is important, choose the 13" MBP and a nice memory capacity.
 

AudiHeel

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We went from base 2017 Pro to base M1 Air. The excess heat and fan on the Pro was a nuisance. The M1 runs cool, and the M1 keyboard was a major upgrade. We have 2 now and love them.
 

MayaUser

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Hi

Wondering if anyone has any experience of going from a MacBook Pro 2017 (2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 16GB) to one of the new M1 devices and how they found it in real world uses.

Or, if anyone had considered making the move to the new m2 air from a similar MBP.
i came from 2018 15" Intel one to the M1 Max 16"
I wouldnt wait for the M2 Max 16" , the wait could be longer...like next year, maybe late next year
And M1 max already have the LPDDR5 (M1 was on LPDDR4x)
EDIT: rumors are even saying the next M2 pro/max will be based on 3nm
 
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MrCookieMonster

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Aug 13, 2014
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Thanks all.

I was considering getting an iPad with the magic keyboard but looks like you can't backup to a local hard drive and I like to ensure I have a local copy and not rely just on the cloud. Well you can but its via iTunes which I then need a machine for.

So based on the above I may look at the new M2 Air.

I am finding it hard to compare like for like though. Would 8GB on the M2 Air be comparable to 16GB on the old iPad at all due to the different architecture/optimisations?

I dont want to keep going higher and higher in price thinking I will future proof as realistically I would change in 5 years and my work flow would change much during that time.
 
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