Base Mini general usage

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Aspen, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Aspen macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Is the base Mini with 2.4GHz and 2MB RAM powerful enough to run iPhoto (30 years worth of photos including many scanned in and not digital), PhotoShop Elements, do some basic video editing, and for general internet usage?
  2. superlatic macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    Run, yes.

    Run well...depends

    I was considering a mini (as per the thread I started below). However, I went into the Apple store today and had a bi of a play with the snow leopard server model (which had faster processor, HDD and double the ram of the base mini). Seemed quite snappy, but it took a good 5 bounces to open photoshop elements.

    Am going to go back and have another play with it, but I think I will probably wait until they get the i3 treatment, hopefully around feb/march 2010.
  3. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    No problem. I've done all of that with much less!
  4. gameface macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2010
    Boston, MA
    The new minis are the most underrated macs in a long time. For the money, they are very solid machines.
  5. Baby Mac macrumors regular

    Baby Mac

    Jul 28, 2010
    An SSD would open that program in a flash. I think the HDD is holding you back on that one.

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