I’ve decided to replace my aging mid-2011 MacBook Air with a new Mac Mini.
My Typical Computer Uses:
- Email, Internet, Slack
- Photos, iTunes
- Burn DVDs with MDRP (Mac DVD Ripper Pro) and encode with Handbrake
- Would like to do some light photo editing in the future, possible with something like Affinity Pro or similar
- Destination for scanner
- In the future, if and when my Synology dies it would probably be my Plex server, too
I’m pretty sure the configuration below should suit my needs and ‘future-proof’ me a bit. I don’t expect my future needs to change much from what I’m doing now, other than maybe light family video editing but that’s probably iffy at best. The only thing I’m not sure about is if I need the i7 processor and if I have enough RAM.
Mac Mini - $1,499:
3.0GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz)
16GB 2666MHz DDR4
512TB SSD storage
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!