I’ve had an M1 MacBook Pro since Day 0, and have had nothing but good experiences. Most of the apps I use on a daily basis are M1 optimized, and it really shows.
One of the few exceptions is Roblox Studio. Even on my custom built Windows PC Studio can be slow at times. From constant crashes to unexplained “Unable to open place” popups, Studio isn’t the best experience. The Mac edition of Roblox Studio has been traditionally more stable for me, but didn’t perform as well as the Windows edition.
Studio through Rosetta has been a generally good experience, but frequently crashes. I am requesting that Roblox Studio be compiled for ARM processors. This would benefit us developers who use M1 powered MacBooks.
I can’t make this post without pointing out what seems to be most inefficient / worst performant features on the MacOs edition of Roblox Studio: the script editor and the dock widgets. Resizing and moving a dock widget is the laggiest experience in the world. It honestly feels like I’m on a Windows XP potato. Dock widgets flicker when resizing. The script editor is borderline unusable. Typing is incredibly delayed taking upwards of 15 seconds to finish writing what you typed. Scrolling is slow and feels like Internet Explorer. (This is why we use VSCode) I’ve got the MacBook Pro M1 with 16gb of unified memory. Studio should be a walk in the park.