Mac Mini 2018/19 (The New Model) 8GB Ram Enough?

loon3y

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I need to purchase new Mac Minis for our office but we’re a small company and the iOS/Android department is not our main department (We are an ERP software company)



I feel like 16GB is the standard i might have to purchase 4-5 of these. Would the 8GB be enough or should i just get 16GB just in case?


We may or may not, install parallel desktop for the iOS developers install a test DB using SQL on windows and our main ERP software (windows based program)
 

dantastic

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Personally I feel 8gb is a bit constrained. Even just using Xcode and a bare minimum of apps. Waste of time to be honest.
16gb isn't a huge amount of ram these days but it will allow you to run Xcode smoothly. 16gb is probably the absolute bare minimum if you also want to run VMs on the same machine.
 
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jeffkempster

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What’s an ERP? This part about running windows in parallels as the test DB sounds painful. Can you not setup a test server? You can run many SQL type databases on the Mac. If you are trying to run both operating systems then 16gb would be the minimum.

We may or may not, install parallel desktop for the iOS developers install a test DB using SQL on windows and our main ERP software (windows based program)
 

harriska2

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With 8 gb everything ran OK except youtube and finder. Both lagged. Just upgraded to 32 and the issues are gone.