Buying advice: Base M2 Pro vs 10 core M1 Pro

January 31, 2023 at 01:08

Hey folks,

I was planning on upgrading my laptop now that the new M2 pros are being released, but i need some advice.

Given my budget, my options would either be a base 10 core 14in M2 pro with 512gb SSD or a discounted 10/16 core 14in M1 pro with a 1tb SSD

From what I've seen online, the newer model performs better in single core tasks but falls behind the upgraded M1 pro slightly in multicore tasks. I also heard that the older model benefits from the fast SSD allowing it's performance to rival that of the 32gb model (something the base M2 pro might not reach given the slower SSD)

My use case is for photo and video editing. Mostly running Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere (with occassional colour grading and minor effects). I'm a journalist and need something that works reliably in the field and maintain longevity over a few years.

My budget is firm which is why I'm not considering the 12/19 core M2 pro (or max models)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Latest News

Stock Quotes for Arlington

Weather Forecast for Arlington