So today I decided to replace my 2010 Mac Mini with the new 2014 Mac Mini base model. Now before everyone starts the boos and that is the worse model ever reviews, I want to go ahead and explain why this decision was made and why the 2014 Mac Mini is alot better than what people are thinking. My 2010 Mac Mini was upgraded to 8GB Ram. Today I got the chance to play with the 2014 MM all day. Now before I get to far, let me explain a little about what I do. I run an online TV Network called Sparkk TV, so I do photoshop and need video editing for commercials, promos, spots, etc... Now I had the chance today to get either the 2012 base model or 2014 base model at Best Buy. The 2012 is on clearence for $444 while they will match the 2014 one for $449 which is what BHphotovideo has it for. Now while at Best Buy today before I made my decision, they had demos models of the new 2014 Mac Mini, the new cheap iMac, Macbook Air (All of these have the same 1.4 GHZ processor and 4gb ram except the iMac whihc has 8GB ram) and the 2012 Macbook Pro whihc has the same specs as 2012 Mac Mini. Now I had some good video files in my iphone which I transferred into each of these 4 computers and decided to try and render the highest end video using both iMovie and FCPX which were installed on these demos. The results really shocked me and some of the employees. We were able to render a 10GB .mov file in the highest settings on both programs. Now on my 2010 Mac Mini it took me about 90 minutes to render the same file. One the 2014 Mac Mini and MBA it took just under 8 minutes on iMovie and just under 10 minutes in FCPX. The 2014 iMac with 8GB Ram took about a minute longer on each. The 2012 Macbook Pro took over 20 minutes on iMovie and FCPX I gave up on because it took over 2 minutes to even open the program while all 3 other computers were able to open FCPX in about 30 seconds from splash to full use. This of course did not surprise a few of the employees because they and myself included have heard and read things online about some MBA being able to outperform MBPr the same way. So this made my decision very easy and I want to say one thing about the new Mac Mini. Before we start the bad reviews, I want everyone to go play with the new base model at either Best Buy or Apple and try it out, really try things on it, I think the results will surprise you. My verdit about the new 2014 Mac Mini is that the machien is alot better than expected and there are not many reviews about use on the base model, this model it getting a bad review because of it's specs, however the machine is alot more powerful than expected.