Mac Studio owners: any regrets?

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Ellis Vener
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Mac Studio owners: any regrets?

I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a Mac Studio. The configuration I have decided to go with is

  • Apple M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
  • 32GB unified memory
  • 2TB SSD storage

My primary use will be stills (45 to 60mp currently) and some video work : mostly 4K but I need to be 8K ready as well. The image processing programs I use the most are Photo Mechanic Plus, Adobe Lightroom Classic , Photoshop CC 2022, Final Cut Pro X, Helicon Focus and PTGui Pro.

If you are already using a comparable set up and using comparable cameras, what has your experience been? Did you wish you had gone with more RAM or the more powerful GPU?

External storage is already taken care of with a 72TB Thunderbay 3 RAID 5 array (and double backups) and I have good monitors.

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