I know a few people have posted their experiences of using an M1 compared to their old machines. I didn’t expect much as I had a pretty high spec 4Ghz i7 iMac with 32gb of ram. A friend gave me a M1 Mac mini with 16gb ram and 1tb disk and I’m shocked at the speed difference.
I ran some of my assembly code on the iMac to generate a Mandelbrot and it took just over 30 seconds on the M1 it took exactly 16 seconds and I have to say everything about Xojo seems snappier…
Go for 16GB.
I’ve seen too many people on Reddit and in real life who purchased the 8GB, then months down the road ran into problems caused by not having enough RAM. This irritates people as the only way to upgrade RAM is to buy a new Mac.
On my M1, simply booting the machine takes 6.5GB of RAM. Last time I checked, my Xojo made applications also appear to use almost twice the RAM on M1 as they do on Intel.