Despite the fact that the M1 processor turned out to be really very breakthrough for its time, bypassing many alternative solutions from a related price category, none of its competitors was particularly afraid of it. It was clear to everyone that the M1 is a very small-scale story that neither professionals, let alone ordinary users, will fall for. Therefore, for some time Qualcomm, AMD and Intel did not even show that their release of their own Apple processor was at least alarming, limiting themselves to very scant comments. But then Intel seemed to break through.
Intel has launched a real campaign against Apple’s first ARM-based desktop processor. First, the company published a comparison of the M1 and Intel Core i7, in which it exposed the competitor’s solution from the most unattractive side. But either it didn’t seem enough for her, or the accusations of bias did their job, but Intel made another attack on the M1. True, this time it was decided to dispense with sweeping comparisons, and directly explain to users what is wrong with the Apple processor.
Why M1 is worse than Intel processors
Intel did not want to put all its eggs in one basket, but rather to influence the audience through several web resources. Therefore, the company posted some of the information on its Twitter account, instructed some to voice it to YouTube bloggers, and some natively integrated it into custom articles on thematic resources. We have tried to collect all the stuffing and present them to your attention.
The main problem with the M1, according to Intel, is that computers based on this processor do not support touch screens, do not allow working with stylus, and do not offer tablet mode. Unlike Windows computers powered by Intel Core processors.
Intel’s position is that Intel Core processors provide more work scenarios than M1. After all, the user can decide for himself how it is more comfortable for him to give a command to the computer – with a mouse, stylus or touch. In general, Intel believes that the stylus greatly expands the available interaction scenarios, allowing you not to use additional equipment in the form of tablets for drawing, writing and editing images.
Support for applications and games is the strong point of Intel processors, according to the company. Unlike the M1, Intel Core chips provide access to an extensive software library. “If you can run Rocket League on your computer, then you’re not on a Mac,” Intel says, hinting that the game’s developers ended support for the macOS version last year.
Apple computers problems
At the same time, there are quite a few examples of how many things the M1 does not support, they emphasize at Intel: USB-A, eGPU, work with two displays (in fact, nonsense, details on this link), Windows installation. Therefore, computers on the M1 are rather poorly suited for work, even for games. This means that at this stage, Intel Core processors bypass Apple’s own solution by a wide margin, offering a wider range of capabilities, Intel believes.
The only complaint I can’t disagree with about the M1 is its software support. At this stage of development, Apple’s ARM processor does not really support some applications and games. But here there is a caveat: M1 does not work at all only with those applications that do not even support Mac on Intel, and with the rest, despite the lack of official compatibility, it works just fine.
As far as accusations of lack of support for stylus, touchscreens and other nonsense like USB-A are concerned, this is ridiculous in my opinion. After all, it is terribly inconvenient to control the computer by touching, keeping your hand on the weight, drawing with a stylus is more convenient and effective on specialized devices like the iPad Pro, and USB-A connectors are found today only in old devices. MacBook Air and MacBook Pro belong to the new generation gadgets, and they cannot handle the old interfaces.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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