Base Mac Mini if doing only HTPC?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by akm3, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I am considering upgrading my old 2007 Mac Mini to a new base model.

    It would be connected via HDMI to a television, serve AppleTV's throughout the house, and do occasional handbrake conversions and run Transmission. It would have to host/play/serve blu-ray rips and in the future 4k video, and run Plex as well.

    Is there any reason the base Mac Mini (1.4ghz) can't do all this?
  2. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I should have searched before I posted, this is a common question.

    General consensus seems to be that it is very adequate unless you are doing real-time transcoding and then to bump up the 2.x ghz.
  3. jdphoto macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2014
    Pretty much, maybe bump the RAM to 8GB just for future proofing, other than that totally agree.

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