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which is better for every day stuff other than editing Photos/videos or imovies? Intel core i5 processors in the HP pavilion all in one PC or the M1 Mac desktop . I know they’re completely different but I wanted to see what you guys thought. One person in the household likes PCs but I like Mac. The main reason is Microsoft word
 

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I used to have a PC long ago, then windows laptops. All are dead.. dead, dead, dead. I use an iPad at home, but a PC at work, which I am very comfortable with. I have no experience with a Mac, so I can't really address your question. The reason I am responding, however, is that you can get Microsoft Word for Mac. Here's a link to it in the Mac App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-word/id462054704?mt=12
 

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which is better for every day stuff other than editing Photos/videos or imovies? Intel core i5 processors in the HP pavilion all in one PC or the M1 Mac desktop . I know they’re completely different but I wanted to see what you guys thought. One person in the household likes PCs but I like Mac. The main reason is Microsoft word

Which is “better” will depend on which computer you’re most comfortable with. If you’re accustomed to the PC then use it and vice versa for the Mac.
 

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I’ve used both. I just didn’t know which would be more powerful. The M1 or the Intel processors that Microsoft provides and would be a better bang for your buck
 

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Would you spend the $$$$ on a Mac just to surf the web and sent emails?

Neither would I.

A Windows machine will do just fine. Actually, I have an older Dell Latitude E5470 with i5 processor and 32 gigs (just because it would hold it) ram. I use it primarily for OBS and vMix.

My MacBook Pro is my photo processing machine with Lightroom / Photoshop.
 

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I sometimes do imovies/edit photos but mainly on iphone or ipad. I just want to try the M1. how do you compare.I know it’s comparing apples to oranges but how do you compare

11th Generation Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor. to the M1

what attracts me to another Apple desktop is not having to deal with viruses/malware as much, is that true. I do recall having to take my late 2015 desktop in to my local Apple Store because one of the user accounts somehow I got malware even though the other user account didn’t
 
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I sometimes do imovies/edit photos but mainly on iphone or ipad. I just want to try the M1. how do you compare.I know it’s comparing apples to oranges but how do you compare

11th Generation Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor. to the M1

what attracts me to another Apple desktop is not having to deal as much viruses/malware is that true. I do recall having to take my late 2015 desktop in to my local Apple Store because one of the user accounts somehow I got malware even though the other user account didn’t

Go ahead and get the M1.
 

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I think this depends on a few things you didn't mention. What are your uses? Most likely a PC will suffice fine. It will give you enough power to do mostly all that you want to do. Do you have an iPhone and/or iPad? Getting an M1 would give you more of the power of the ecosystem, versus having a PC. What are you replacing? Again, providing more details will help people give you perhaps more guidance if you want it.
 

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I think this depends on a few things you didn't mention. What are your uses? Most likely a PC will suffice fine. It will give you enough power to do mostly all that you want to do. Do you have an iPhone and/or iPad? Getting an M1 would give you more of the power of the ecosystem, versus having a PC. What are you replacing? Again, providing more details will help people give you perhaps more guidance if you want it.

I currently have a late 2015 8 GB Standard drive. i’ll mainly use it for surfing the web/emails/every day stuff. I also do Photo/video/imovie. I came across a dell 11th Generation Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor but I didn’t know how that compared to apples M1. i’ve been talking about this lately but I’m the kind a guy that doesn’t want to spend over the thousand dollars on something and I want to go back
 

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I just build a new pc after having used my i7 920 which was the first gen intel core processor back then.

I have the 11th gen intel core 11700k on a Gigabyte Vision G motherboard with a Kingston A2000
NVME SSD.

As a person that loves building their own computer I can’t get used to the idea of buying a pre build, whether it be a windows or a Mac machine.
 

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I currently have a late 2015 8 GB Standard drive. i’ll mainly use it for surfing the web/emails/every day stuff. I also do Photo/video/imovie. I came across a dell 11th Generation Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor but I didn’t know how that compared to apples M1. i’ve been talking about this lately but I’m the kind a guy that doesn’t want to spend over the thousand dollars on something and I want to go back

They are completely different beasts architecturally.

I think it will come down to the app’s optimization for the architecture, and not raw performance.
 

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do mac tend to have less viruses/malware? I remember I did have to take my late 2015 into the Apple store a while back to get some malware off of one of the user accounts, but strangely it did not affect the other user account. Do Macs have software that you can run or let it run in the background like antivirus for PCs
 

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Never had a antivirus app running on my windows computer in 25 years and only have had only 4 or 5 times malware / viruses on my computer which were easily removable.

It’s all about common sense.
 

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do mac tend to have less viruses/malware? I remember I did have to take my late 2015 into the Apple store a while back to get some malware off of one of the user accounts, but strangely it did not affect the other user account. Do Macs have software that you can run or let it run in the background like antivirus for PCs
While macOS computers do get less malicious software, it's simply for a question of volume. macOS is used by less people, so it's a smaller target.

And yes, there are AV software available for macOS. I was required to run Sophos Home to connect to my University network - they require every device to have an active AV. There are other security software available as well, but I don't know many of them.
 

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While macOS computers do get less malicious software, it's simply for a question of volume. macOS is used by less people, so it's a smaller target.

And yes, there are AV software available for macOS. I was required to run Sophos Home to connect to my University network - they require every device to have an active AV. There are other security software available as well, but I don't know many of them.

I ran DRWEBB AV software for many years on the Macs I use for my business and it worked great, once Apple updated to Big Sur, the updates stopped and the last time I checked, they where doing beta testing on the Big Sur Update.

As far as Malware and other software pest, I have used the same philosophy since the early days.

If I don’t know the the person or the origin of any attachment sent to me in an email, I delete it, period. Yes I have deleted files some of my clients have sent me, but unless they actually verify it by means of a phone call, it’s deleted.

Sounds strict but every person I know who has had any issues with infected files the same thing is common, the email look legitimate and I have had similar ones and they where OK, bingo!!

That’s exactly what these people who generate these phishing emails look for. Common sense goes a long way in today’s high tech digital world.
 

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I ran DRWEBB AV software for many years on the Macs I use for my business and it worked great, once Apple updated to Big Sur, the updates stopped and the last time I checked, they where doing beta testing on the Big Sur Update.

As far as Malware and other software pest, I have used the same philosophy since the early days.

If I don’t know the the person or the origin of any attachment sent to me in an email, I delete it, period. Yes I have deleted files some of my clients have sent me, but unless they actually verify it by means of a phone call, it’s deleted.

Sounds strict but every person I know who has had any issues with infected files the same thing is common, the email look legitimate and I have had similar ones and they where OK, bingo!!

That’s exactly what these people who generate these phishing emails look for. Common sense goes a long way in today’s high tech digital world.

You don’t sound strict at all. :)

Your approach to attachments is a sensible one.
 

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