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I Pre-Ordered the New MacBook Pro 13 with the M1!



Well, I did it. I bought into the HYPE even though I told myself I wouldn't...

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BUT...after seeing many reviews and seeing it in the hand of some YouTubers now I am a bit more confident I made a good decision.

For live streaming, as some of you know, I am 100% PC, however for everything else I prefer Mac. My video and content creation flow is very Mac heavy. I would love to be able to edit in Final Cut X and not have issues like I do on my iMac.

I COULD grab my iPad Pro and edit with Luma Fusion, but I constantly run into issues...for instance, my new intro will have a transparency in the video...and iPad does not support transparent video...so I can't use my intro in Luma Fusion. But if I could just grab a 13" MacBook Pro and plow through it in Final Cut X, I would be a HAPPY CAMPER!

So, it is supposed to be here between November 27th and December 3rd. In my experience, Apple delivers early, so I am HOPING I get it a bit earlier.

Have you ordered one yet?

This is one of my favorite YouTubers showing what he found with these new machines.


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3 hours ago, Smarsfan said:

What’s your delivery date for the M1 MacBook Pro?

Mine is the same. In the past, I have generally gotten things early, but since this is a new product that probably won't be the case. I am really looking forward to it though. I am hoping that a 13" MacBook Pro could be my traveling streaming rig with Ecamm. That would make me very happy! :) 

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I am waiting for Apple to call me on Monday and give me the details of the Intel Macbook Pro return before buying my new M1. 


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Well, I pulled the plug. Arrives Dec 16 - 23, 2020. Xmas present for me.


13-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray


  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard - US English
  • Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU, 8‑core GPU, and 16‑core Neural Engine
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Accessory Kit
  • 16GB unified memory
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • 13-inch Retina display with True Tone


  • Photos, iMovie, GarageBand
  • Pages, Numbers, Keynote
  • macOS
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16 hours ago, Dr_ELO said:

Well, I pulled the plug.

Yeah. I am pretty excited about it. I am hoping I can change my workflow and get back to using Final Cut on a Mac so I can edit my vlogs. I LOVE using Luma Fusion on iPad, but the workflow falls apart on uploading and managing AFTER the fact.

With the MacBook Pro, I will be able to have my same workflow I had before when I was CONSTANTLY frustrated by videos locking up during edit etc. I HATED that! If this fixes that, it will make me want to edit videos again! I actually ENJOY editing, but not when it's a frustrating experience.

Based on all the reviews I have seen on YouTube, this is going to be an amazing machine. Can't wait to see what we get next year!

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Indeed. I am super pumped and thanks you for returning so many macs haha. I never knew you could return a mac for a full refund. I am very excited to edit in Final Cut Pro. I tried to use it on my Intel MacBook Pro and the scrubbing sucked, even though it did the work better than a PC. I am also excited to live stream on it. If the M1 MacBook Pro does so well with other more intensive tasks, I am sure it will be a beast for live streaming. We shall see!  

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12 hours ago, Dr_ELO said:

I am sure it will be a beast for live streaming.

The problem is Apple themselves. The current iMacs and MacBook Pros have PLENTY of power and specs to stream, however Apple locks down encoding to a single item at a time. So, if they don't open that up on the new M1 chip MacBooks, then it will be no better than the current even with all that added power/efficiency. 

Apple is famous for keeping things closed. :) BASTARDOS!

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Word! Streaming was great with my Intel Macbook Pro. My only problem were the fans. They were loud a F. Hopefully the cooler M1 chip resolves the issue. If not, I always have my beast of a PC for streaming. #vMix4Life


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