The point is usage. If travel a lot, battery is the most important and m1 macbook battery the best of its class not crunching power.reason i ask is i almost went intel this is my first apple computr
i was referring to the intel processor onlyi almost went xps
RE edge: I run edge on my Mac and it is the way to go at this point. Clean, fast and secure.i was referring to the intel processor only
the other aspects such as screen, battery, and power chord always lit are plusses
the typing experience is great, the trackpad features many gestures and the overall laptop is constructed very solidly and the back panel has a better air flow design than others.
dell says their thermal cooling system is a gortex® material that keep the cpu and keyboard cool.
windows 10 is cleaner, music sounded better and i have NO ads (on websites) while on Edge- safari lets some through
i am very happy with the laptop
the only thing i did not like about the dell xps laptop was loosing the interaction with the iPad gen5 and iphone G5, but apple wont support these much longer as my MacBook air is discontinued and unspoortive.
I'm not trying to sell you a Dell xps , rather just pointing out some information on a Intel vases laptop.
At least eGPU is there someway of making it work on Windows, on M1 macs there is no eGPU support at all.As for eGPUs you have to enable a special reg key now for most computers to work with them (worse still the key has the work “hacks” and is unsupported by MS). This is effectively the same as leaving the eGPU capabilities of a machine up to oems which is not great for end users. MS can and should push a hard standard here. Apple has the eGPU game in much better shape.
the Bluetooth on the Dell XPS 13" is quite impressive, which never lost a connection when i sue that to stream muisc.I would say bluetooth is worse on M1 macs
reason i ask is i almost went intel this is my first apple computr
Yet. The M1s have been out for half a year and when the GPU in the M1 is rivaling a mid tier desktop class GPU it isn't a bit deal on what you'd expect from a lower end laptop like a Air or 13" pro.At least eGPU is there someway of making it work on Windows, on M1 macs there is no eGPU support at all.
I have also heard of these issues. My father among them. But on a thread like this a one line statement like that doesn't fly. 😄 If you're gonna say something is better than something else that has know issues you gotta be specific.Some people are reporting problems with Bluetooth especially on the M1 mini. I haven’t had any trouble that couldn’t be fixed by toggling Bluetooth off and on.
M1 8 core is equal to a 1050 ti from 2016!!Yet. The M1s have been out for half a year and when the GPU in the M1 is rivaling a mid tier desktop class GPU it isn't a bit deal on what you'd expect from a lower end laptop like a Air or 13" pro.
But are we comparing the OSs on the same hardware or different hardware platforms? My comments were largely around the software on Intel because that is a bit more Apples to Apples.
And you know this because...?most users don't care about that, they want results and the 1650 is better
snapdragon 662 struggle to run genshin impact while m1 quite smooth.Its still can be high end game if apple open ipad games to m1. Remember nintendo tegra aint powerfull either but stil.And you know this because...?
A lot of Apple's core user base does care about battery life. The MBA and entry-level MBP aren't marketed as gaming laptops. One reason the MBA became so popular is because of long battery life.
And as pointed out repeatedly, M1 is just the first Mac chip. No doubt future versions will have more GPU cores to offer even better performance. That the M1 can offer comparable CPU and GPU performance, along with the Neural Engine, at such a low power draw is impressive.
Most 13" thin and light laptops have integrated graphics. The GPU in M1 holds its own quite nicely.
You're quoting one benchmark. With the Mac mini virtualizing another chips architecture. And leveraging an old graphics platform. I suspect that'd easily account for a 20% difference in performance between it and the 1650. You're grabbing your bench mark from notebook check which has the 1650 listed as class 2:mid-tier. Let's see how things run when Baldur's Gate 3 rolls out and we have the same game running on top of Metal and DX 12. Gonna be much closer than you think. Better yet, when we get Windows native on the M1 and can get an even closer comparison. The arguments you post are flawed due to a lack of data. And you won't get it because it isn't out there yet. The M1 has been out for six months. We don't have good real world comparisons yet in graphics performance. Only the bare metal numbers. And those are darn close.