This question is going to ignite some people but I do want as close to an object opinion as possible.
I am about to update my 10 year old Mac Mini with a new iMac. I am looking at the new M1 24" iMac
however PixInsight does not run natively on the M1 yet and might not for quite awhile. This will be my most intensive program that I will use.
Now I have looked at a refurbished iMac 27 with the i7 8 core processor and 512 SSD. It only has 8 Gb of memory however the 27" can be upgrade by myself all the way to 128 Gb. I have priced out memory for up to 64 Gb and the cost of the refurbished iMac 27 is $300 Cnd cheaper than the M1 with 512 SSD and 16 Gb memory.
So my question is: Will the iMac 27" be a better performer as equipped above than the new M1 for the foreseeable future? The Mac mini that I have was refurbished and has been perfect for about 10 years now so I do not worry about that. If / when PixInsight is rewritten for the M1 will the iMac 24 be as capable as the iMac 27 above?
Thank you for your opinions