Considering replacing my Dell XPS with the 2020 Mac Mini! Help and advise please.

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Considering replacing my Dell XPS with the 2020 Mac Mini! Help and advise please.

I’m no computer expert, but my Dell i7 XPS is 8 years old and in need of a replacement. Considering either a new XPS, Mac mini M1 or mini Intel. I only use the XPS for photography post processing using Creative Cloud applications as well as Luminar, DxO and occasionally Affinity Photo. Also very occasional video editing from my drone. I have a dilemma possibly caused by watching too many reviews of the current Mac mini offerings!

I’ve eliminated the M1, even though Adobe have brought out a dedicated Lightroom CC version. My main concern is the mini M1 compliance in running them via compatibility in earlier OS versions. For this reason and for my needs I see, perhaps wrongly, the M1 as being high risk to my current workflow reliability. Even more so as I watched the colossal amount of time in processing multi RAW images and panoramas.

This leaves me with the latest Mac mini Intel offering v the Dell XPS desktop.
What do you think Mac Mini Intel or Dell XPS i7 please?
Thanks in advance.

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