Posted: Nov 16, 2020 5:16 pm
by I'm With Stupid
felltoearth wrote:Memory management on the Mac is different from windows. The video touches in this however it seems to be proprietary anyway.

Well it is, but pretty much every serious video or photo editor I've heard of that uses a Macbook upgrades to at least 32GB currently, so it depends on whether it can perform the same tasks just as well with less RAM. I suspect when we see the 16" one switching to the new chips, the maximum RAM will also be upgraded.

felltoearth wrote:As for USB ports, I dunno. I barely use one. Everything I have is wireless or cloud based.

Well again, for people who use these devices for any sort of editing, be it photo, video or music, there's a good chance they're using external hard drives and external monitors too. So with only 2 ports, that's them gone straight away. And most of us are still in a situation where getting photos from the camera to the computer means physically removing an SD card and putting it into a reader (sure in theory most of these cameras are wifi enabled, but they're generally slow and/or unreliable compared to the old-fashioned way). It's not the end of the world, but I suspect professional users will wait a bit for the higher end versions to be moved across. Also because Adobe's software other than Lightroom hasn't been coded for it yet. For me, I only use Lightroom and sometimes a bit of Da Vinci Resolve, so I'd probably be happy with one of these new ones.