Base model Mac Mini questions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Molson1020, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Molson1020 macrumors regular

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    So I am thinking about getting a base model mac mini. The only things I'll be using it for are as a HTPC, the occasional web browsing, and occasional photoshop/illustrator work (this is all personal and not too big and over the top projects).

    Can the base model handle this fine? (I do plan on upgrading the the RAM eventually).
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Yes.
     
  3. Molson1020 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Also, I will be doing some video ripping (ripping my DVD and BR collection). This will all be done overnight, so speed isn't the BIGGEST concern. Just want to make sure it will be ok.

    Also, I won't be gaming on this machine at all.
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You haven't been paying attention to computer specs lately have you? Basically what you need is a 2010 Mac mini. But fortunetely we live in the future and thus the current Mac Mini is awesome.

    Computers at the moment are making a big step up to stupid fast once again.
     
  5. nikolajlr, Nov 10, 2012
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    nikolajlr macrumors newbie

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    Seriously, it will fly.

    I would put some extra RAM in it from the beginning. 8 GB should be plenty for what you describe.
     
  6. limesmoothie, Nov 10, 2012
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    limesmoothie macrumors 6502

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    I've just gone to the 2012 base model from a 2009 MBP - it is incredibly fast in comparison. I'm mostly web stuff/streaming/bit of photo editing/web development/spreadsheet work.

    I've ordered 16GB of RAM from Crucial which should arrive today, which might be overkill but it was a cheapo upgrade. Its very nippy on the 4GB that comes included.
     
  7. USB123 macrumors member

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    I'm the same as you, needs-wise. I can't wait to get my base mini! I'll either get 8GB or 16GB of RAM, not too sure yet. I'll be moving house within 2 weeks or so and the mini will have to take a back seat for the time being (won't be getting it till mid-December I'd say). I'd love to get the ACD but its waaaaaay out of my price range!
    Best of luck!
     
  8. testerdennis macrumors member

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    Have it and yes it will do what you need it to do.
     

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