I’m sorry if this question already exists on this forum, but my computer is not in good shape and I need to buy a new one ASAP. I’ve had a Mac for years, so will likely stick to Mac as I’m already quite entrenched. I am a new graduate student and I will be doing quite a bit of image analysis. A lot of it will be done on in-lab PCs with faster processing, but for basic things like writing Python scripts, viewing or analyzing data in napari or Fiji, I hope to use my Mac.
I am wondering what problems people have run into with the Apple M1 chip and whether others would advise sticking with the Intel chip for now, even if they will be obsolete in the future. Thanks in advance for any insights!