I hope this is not a double post. I checked the forum and couldn’t find any such topic.
As I want to replace my PC (Win 8.1, 2014 built, Intel i5 32. Ghz, 4 GB RAM) with a MacBook I need your help.
In early 2023 I like to replace my PC with a MacBook, and I intend to get one of those:
- MacBook Air M2 2022 13’’, 10 Core GPU, 24 GB RAM, or
- MacBook Pro M2 2022 13’’, 10 Core GPU, 24 GB RAM
I will attach an Apple Studio Display to that in any case.
My current PC does a good job with working on photos. As photography is a pure hobby (some pictures per month and some hundreds each couple of months after a vacation), I need no high end full-time photographer equipment.
I have a Canon EOS R at that time and intend to get the R3 at some point in the next years. It is possible (but not likely) that I go for a camera with higher resolution (like R5).
I use Photolab 4 with Nik Collection and will upgrade to PL5 along with the new MacBook.
All photos are on external SSD and I will keep it that way.
Also, it happens (from time to time, not frequently) that I do low light photos which are then subject to deep prime.
The max. numbers of photos that I convert from RAW (.cr3) to JPEG or TIFF at one time is around 500 (again, that doesn’t happen too often).
I do not do video or larger photo editing other than DXO (with all pictures on external SSD).
Now, which MacBook is the right one? I anticipate that both would do the job, so I cannot do much wrong with either of them. The Pro 14’’ (I have heard that it may come in late 2022 with M2) is not an option.
Many thanks for your thoughts!