You’ll probably know if you’re not the target audience, but as it stands — you shouldn’t get an M1-equipped Mac if:
If you need virtualisation support (VMWare Fusion, Parallels, Docker)
- You need Intel virtualisation support (Parallels and Docker both have ARM previews available now)
- You are constrained by the maximum 16 GB of RAM
- You need more than 8 cores for CPU-bound tasks
- You need more than 1 extra monitor attached
That’s it. Learn more about my thoughts on the new Macs.