Mini home theater/desktop set-up?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by arwsgirl, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. arwsgirl macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2010
    I am planning to get a Mini to use with Plex and external HDs as a home theater system. My biggest question is whether or not I could use it for my photo editing with Aperature, Photoshop and Lightroom as well? I'd love to ditch my laptop in favor of a home theater/desktop editing solution. Thoughts?
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    If not watching stuff (e.g. using Plex) at the same time as using it as a desktop it should work, but I'd wait for the next Mac Mini refresh if I were you. Apart from the redesign, the Mac Mini 2010 update was pretty disappointing. In fact even the redesign was disappointing as it made it much harder to replace the stock hard drive (though replacing the RAM is much easier than it was before).

    If the 13" MBP recent update going from Core 2 Duo to a Core i5 is anything to go by, the Mac Mini refresh hopefully within the next few months or so should bring a substantial CPU update giving a significant performance boost.

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