Would the current spec mini meet my needs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jaymac88, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Jaymac88 macrumors newbie

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    I finally want to make the switch to OSX, and I'm seriously tempted by the mini.

    I'm just wanting some re-assurance on the issue, it'll mostly be used for word proccesing and general web browsing, but when my 21st roles around I should be getting a camcorder so I would like to be able to do some light editing. I'm not fussed on the gaming front.

    So should the mini be suitable for my needs?
     
  2. kalex macrumors 65816

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  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yes it will fit your needs.

    Depends on how much video you want to edit, you might want to upgrade the memory (3gb is current max for latest Mini)
     
  4. '73-B macrumors regular

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    A mini will certainly be fine for what you outlined. I would recommend upgrading the memory even if you aren't doing video work.
     
  5. l2pdrums macrumors newbie

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    You'll be fine just upgrade the ram and HD.

    I have the base intel mini and upgraded the ram to 4GB and the HD to 250GB.

    It runs final cut pro just fine. Your patience will start being tested once you start using FX plugins and many effects.
     
  6. Jaymac88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, ill definitely be upgrading the RAM, but ill be getting an external drive which will be sufficient.

    I'd probably go for the 1.83 GHZ processor version. I think that should be sufficient for my needs.
     

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