Video editor - Mac Mini or iMac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheiPodPerson, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008
    For about a year I have been contemplating a new MacMini or and iMac. I am a semi-pro video editor currently in college, so funds are not available to get a Mac Pro. My question is should I get an iMac 21" maxed out or a Mac Mini maxed out* w/ a broadcast quality display? Does the Mac Mini have the power to run the Adobe Suite seamlessly, as well as Avid?

    *RAM would be purchased from

    Jordan :apple:
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Either one can easily handle the workload you described.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Sep 14, 2007
    What's the price difference between the two, and then ask yourself if the really nice 21.5" anti-glare screen on the new iMac is worth that price difference.

    It's worth noting that you can only get the integrated graphics with the Mini but the iMac has a much better Nvidia graphics chipset.

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