base model mini is it suffice for these usage?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ipos, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. ipos macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    looking at 2018 base model for these usage

    surfing net
    watching 1080p movies (very intensive)
    ms office
  2. s15119 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2010
    yeah, the base should be fine for that. I am doing all that and editing (light) video and audio. I got the least expensive base and added external storage for my collection of music and videos. Lovely machine. Works great. Highly recommend.
  3. ipos thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
  4. krizalidzero macrumors newbie


    Dec 29, 2015
    It's more than enough for that. You could do all that with 4GB even. So 8 is even smoother.
  5. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    I'm not a fan of Apple putting a Core i3 into the base model, but these are tasks it can easily handle.
  6. ipos thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    my current 2014 mini lasted for 5 yrs, and i hope the new mini will last the same
    i'm leaning towards the base model but should i upgrade to i7 or go for the 3.0GHz 6-Core Processor 8gb/256 GB Ssd instead?
  7. gusping macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2012
    London, UK
    Absolutely perfect. 8GB is also enough, although 16GB may... help as years ago on etc. I do similar stuff, have a fair few tabs and programmes open, e.g. Spotify, FireFox as well as Safari etc, and use 12GB ram.

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