It’s been all over the Internet, Apples M1 Macbook is a game-changer. If you’re like me, you might ask yourself,

if the M1 is really worth it?

After all, it’s still pretty fresh so maybe problems occur that no one has think of.

Well, in this article, we’ll answer the questions if the M1 Macbook is worth it acc. Reddit in 2021.

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The M1 Macbook & Reddit

Let’s check a few of the most recent posts one by one.

This question can be answered from many different viewports. For instance, maybe you already have a mac and you wonder if an upgrade is worth it. It also depends on what you’re using the MacBook for, not every software is supported out-of-the-box.

And let’s not forget, there are two M1 MacBooks. The MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, which also bares the questions, is the Pro worth the extra $ 300?

First let’s start with the question, is the MacBook M1 really that good acc. Reddit?

I think the most upvoted comment from this post sums it up perfectly.

The M1 is a complete game-changer, memory and performance isn’t what is used to be. YouTube tech channels report that the M1 is a wizard comparing it to Intel. It’s a true genereation leap in terms of personal computers.

That being sad, it’s still the first generation and a lot of people on Reddit recommend waiting for the second gen.

As for myself, I’ve dumbed my old MacBook Air from 2019 and got a new M1 and the difference is huge.

What else is there to be aware of?

Reddit's comment on the M1 MacBook

So, one thing to be aware of, not all apps are supported right away. If there are apps that won’t currently work natively, you can still use the built-in emulator called Rosetta, however, some apps are still not being supported, even with the Rosetta emulation.

I, for myself, work a lot with Adobe Illustrator. I was hesitating to get a M1 machine just because I need Illustrator my daily worklife. Turns out it works perfectly fine with Rosetta. And I do think Adobe will release a M1 version of Illustrator in the near future. There is already one for Photoshop.

So, I woudn’t say you have to wait necessarily, but before you buy, make sure that your favourite apps are working properly.


So overall, Reddit’s opinion is that the new M1, no matter if Pro or Air is worth it because it’s a true game-changer. just take a look at this Reddit post. Someone has used the M1 for only one month and he can’t go back using a Windows mchine anymore.

The most important factors for this Redditor were, just like for everyone else, the battery life and the noise. Now, combined with the performance, it’s not a coincidence that everyone on Reddit is praising the new M1.

Now, let’s see what specific question we could find on Reddit about the new MacBook.

Can you use the base M1 Air for video editing?

That’s one of the reasons people are so amazed with these new computers. Can you imagine doing video editing on an old MacBooK Air, let’s say from 2018 or 2019? I’m sure you can’t but you can now. This Reddit comments sums it all up:

Reddit's comment on the M1 MacBook video editing

And let’s not forget, we’re talking about the base model here. So 8GB of ram and 256GB of SSD space. Doin’g video editing with a 8GB Ram machine is magic.

I’ve heard things for people working with two monitors.

Yes, you’ve heard right. If you want to connect your new M1 with more than one single external monitor, you should know what you currently can’t. Maybe this will change in the future, but for now, let’s be aware of that.

Is there a 16-inch MacBook M1?

No, currently there is no 16-inch MacBook M1. A lot of people were hoping it will be a topic of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2021, however, it wasn’t. So, currently there are now plans of a MacBook M1 with 16 inch. At least no official one.

MacBook Air M1 vs Pro Reddit

Now, let’s check out the next question. If you’re planning to get the M1, is the MacBook Air the best bang for your buck?

Well, the thing is the gap between the Pro and the Air hasn’t been that close since ever. But there is still a gap.

Some benefits the Pro has over the Air:

  • Active cooling
  • 2 hour longer battery life
  • A slightly better display (500 nits screen brightness)
  • The touch Bar
  • Speakers have more bass but the volume is higher with the Air.

However, don’t forget the batter life of the MacBook Air is still approx. 10 hours long, the M1 doesn’t need that much cooling and the TouchBar? Well, let’s say a lot of people rather get a MacBook without one.

This top comment from this Reddit post was the reason I got the Air.

Now, it’s up to you. decide for yourself.