New computer

3 years 3 months ago #710424 by LookIt
Hi,

I am very courious of your opinions which computer you perceive a better choice for (amateur) photo editing (LS, PS, Capture NX-D) and very ocasionally movie editing. I am considering 2 options in very similar prices, but I am not sure which one will provide better performance.

OPTION 1
Mac Mini M1 16GB RAM; 512 GB

OPTION 2
Dell Precision 3240 Compact NB43P3240CFFEMEA_VI - Intel Core i7 10700 / 32 GB RAM/512 GB/ nVidia Quadro P620 (2GB)/ Windows 10 Pro

I watched/read plenty of reviews of this new Mac M1, but it is either compared to older Intel MACc or Windows laptops, which have weaker CPU than desktop i7 like in my option 2. I am totally lost now ;)

Which one would you choose from these 2? Please ignore apps compatibility for now. I am aware that some of them are still pending release for M1.

Thanks in advance for any tips :)


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3 years 3 months ago #711239 by cowboyup3371
Is this for home or are you mobile?  Can you handle being tied to your desk to use the system or do you need to be "relaxed" while working?

I personally would go with the desktop (I built my own for $1200) since it allows for a better experience in my mind.  I also got tired of dealing with a laptop sitting on the couch.

With that said, I am also now looking to buy another lightweight laptop that will allow me to better manage my photos while taking multiple-day trips on my motorcycle.


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3 years 3 months ago #711241 by Piechura
I've also not seen any good comparisons. Most of them are comparing the Mac Mini to a PC that costs twice or even three times the price,. One thing I would say is that you might want to consider Ryzen chips if you go for a PC, because they seem to offer better performance at the moment. Another factor is obviously whether you think you're likely to want to upgrade the computer in the future. If so, then the PC is the obvious choice.

What I'd say about the M1 Macs is that their base models are exceptional value for money, but as soon as you start adding upgrades to them, they can become expensive fast.


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3 years 3 months ago #711243 by Nikon Shooter

LookIt wrote: … photo editing (LS, PS, Capture NX-D) and very ocasionally movie editing.


I went fo the iMac. 

1 TB SSD and 32 GB RAM for video (I don't do) you should go 64 GB.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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