base model mini is it suffice for these usage?

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

  1. ipos macrumors 6502a

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    looking at 2018 base model for these usage

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

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    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

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  4. krizalidzero macrumors newbie

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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