Anyone Buying M1 MacBook Pro, Air, or Mini?

ScottW

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Since our local Apple Store is closed because of COVID, I decided to pick up (2) MacBook Air's and (1) MacBook Pro, all with the M1 chip and is on the truck to be delivered today. My wife got an iPad Pro last Christmas, and about 6 months ago she admitted she should have got a MacBook instead of an iPad. So, this year, to fix the wrong, I decided to get the new M1 MacBook Air for her, as an early Christmas present. While I have a 2019 iMac, my newest portable Mac is 2012 MacBook Pro, which is like carrying around a tank, by today's standards, so I rarely ever use it. So, I picked up a MacBook Air M1 for myself as well. Then I started to wonder which one I'd prefer, or which one my wife would prefer, so I picked up a MacBook Pro M1 as well. With the Jan 8 return-by-date, we will have some time to play around with them and see which one we want to be ours. I guess if we both want the Pro, then I will just have to wait until I can get one in, since ship times likely are being pushed out on them.

I have to admit, I am super excited about the M1 and future of Apple. I think they just breathed new life into the Mac line, and excited to see what will happen in the next two years and the performance of the machines.
 

SGilbert

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Oh how I wish! Although my '15 MBP is doing quite well, I am very impressed with the reports and stats I see published on the M1s. However tempting, though, I will wait for a 16" MBP--13" is just way too small. (I remember the days I HAD to downsize from my beloved 17" MBP to a 15" MBP when the 17" died.)
 

ScottW

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Oh how I wish! Although my '15 MBP is doing quite well, I am very impressed with the reports and stats I see published on the M1s. However tempting, though, I will wait for a 16" MBP--13" is just way too small. (I remember the days I HAD to downsize from my beloved 17" MBP to a 15" MBP when the 17" died.)
If the 13" was my main Mac, I'd have to wait until the 15" for sure. But this will just be something mobile to fill in the gabs when I can't be sitting at the iMac.
 

ScottW

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So - I live in an odd place on the UPS route. They will literally drive by my house at like 2pm in the afternoon, and then return about 5-6pm, even though they go to houses all around me, but just not mine. It's really annoying. Probably because I live on a busy street and I'm on the "left side" of the road, but still. Kinda of a bummer to see them on the map stoping all around you, and then not come for 3 or more hours later.
 

mdnky

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I'm still running my mid-14, but I'm getting close to needing a new laptop. Should have got one last Jan, but decided to get one for games instead. I came real close to pulling the trigger yesterday at Best Buy, but all they're stocking are the low spec base models. If they had a 13" MBP with 16GB/1TB, I might have briefly considered it for the portability. That said, my next one really should have 32GB of RAM minimum and no less than a 1TB drive.

Guess I could always get a 13" MBP or an iPad pro, then upgrade the gamer/hack to an i9 and one of the newer big-Navi AMD cards. Works alright now, but I'd rather not deal with all the potential drama that entails to get it running and keep running properly after updates. About 2 weeks after buying the gaming one at the Microcenter in Sharonville, OH an iMac Pro showed up in their open-box system for $22xx. Still more than I paid for the gaming computer and the monitor by a fair amount, but would have been nice to pick up. Then I definitely would have considered the iPad Pro or even the Air.
 
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