Inside the website of La Manzana Mordida We do not usually carry out this type of post so personal, but it is possible that with my humble experience I can help other users to make a better purchase decision. The first thing you have to know are the specifications of both teams, since it is a vital part to put my user experience in context.
On your side, my MacBook Pro features the M1 chip, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storagewhile the MacBook Air is the most basic model that you can buy both in the Apple Store and the rest of the stores that sell it, therefore, it has the M2 chip with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Obviously, something you also need to know is what I use my computer for, well, first of all for all the tasks we carry out here at La Manzana Mordida, both in the coordination as in the part of drafting. Second, for everything related to the audiovisual content creationboth for my personal projects on YouTube and Podcast and for other companies and third parties, which involves the use of apps such as Final Cut Pro, Lightroom or Photoshop.
The MacBook Air M2 is good, but not that good
Focusing on the first part of my work, that is, the coordination and writing here at La Manzana Mordida, the reality is that the experience that the MacBook Air has given me is practically unbeatablespeed, performance and fluidity in abundance with applications such as Safari, iA Writer and even Photoshop or Photoscape.
Nevertheless, in the video editing part the experience has been twisted. To carry out simple videos such as 1-minute reels with a single layer, obviously the Apple computer has been more than enough, since the power demands are not very great. Now when editing long, multi-layered 4K videos with different assets, has been when the limitations of this computer have been seen. Some obvious limitations given the configuration of its specifications. The M2 chip is a beast, but it is inevitable that for certain more demanding tasks, you will need a computer with more RAM and more internal storage.
Therefore, my final conclusion is that, surely if I had chosen a MacBook Air M2 that had the same RAM and the same internal storage as my MacBook Pro, the experience when editing video would have been fantastic, even better than what I have had and have with the MacBook Pro M1. It should also be mentioned that the improvement between the M1 and the M2 is less than that between the M1 and the M1 Pro, so surely if your purpose is video editing or the use of apps that demand a lot of resources, the best option is a 14 or 16-inch MacBook Pro, while for other users with a somewhat less demanding use, this MacBook Air M2 is a real wonder.