I see a lot of people (including myself) are unsure of what the implications of the Intel 630 GPU are in terms of what the Mac Mini (2018) can handle. We get that without a proper GPU gaming is out of the question. However, as the CPU performance surpasses even those of the current iMacs or something like the Intel NUC Hades Canyon (judging by Geekbench scores), it seems like a mixed bag whether the Mac Mini is a desktop replacement capable of handling everything except gaming and professional 4K editing, or just a computer that excels at basic tasks but starts lagging when you start using professional or hobbyist applications, and as such is better suited as a secondary computer, a server or even a HTPC. For example, would this Mac Mini be every bit as efficient as the current iMacs in basic tasks like browsing, word processing, light encoding, light to moderate photo editing and light video editing? Or does the GPU inevitably become a bottleneck even at these tasks? I don't know if this is a fair comparison but while my Mid-2010 iMac (SSD + 8 gigs of RAM) is still extremely responsive at basic tasks, my Early-2009 Mac Mini (SSD + 8 gigs of RAM) became extremely laggy roughly the time El Capitan was released. Yes, the Mac Mini did have the Core 2 Due CPU compared to my iMac's i5 CPU but the other major difference was the GPU. I currently have three alternatives... Intel NUC Hades Canyon (1080p gaming possible at high settings but Windows doesn't have the apps or the polished OS that a Mac has) Mac Mini 2018 + PS4 (best of both worlds but will the Mac Mini GPU limit other tasks besides gaming) Possible iMac 2019 (the true all-in-one solution but the cost is extremely high, especially if the SSD still has to be BTO) I don't consider a Mac Mini + eGPU as a solution. Those eGPUs cost a lot (might as well wait for the iMac), add bulk to the nice and compact setup and apparently have compatibility issues in Bootcamp/Windows.