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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject: Which one? Reply with quote

Hi guys. I'm a total noob at Macs so I was fortunate to find this forum for information. I'm seriously thinking of purchasing a Mac Mini in hopes of doing some minor video editing using a camera mounted on my motorcycle. I don't want to recreate Gone With the Wind or anything, but would like to post some YouTube vids with some text and transitions in them. Nothing major...

So I am looking at the Mini. Should I be, or am I barking up the wrong tree? Money is an issue so keep that in mind when replying if you could.

Will the "budget" (2.3) Mini handle this task or should I be looking at the 2.5?

I've always been a PC guy. Moving to a Mac is sort of exciting. Is that weird? LOL
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. A Core i3 will be able to handle it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
Yes. A Core i3 will be able to handle it.

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Not fully versed in Mac yet. Which is the core i3? Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the base mac mini is a 2.3 is a i5 and as long as you add 4gb or 8gb ram it is a good machine. I would tell you get 8gb ram.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:01 am    Post subject: Definitely 8GB's! Reply with quote

I completely agree here. I purchased the i7 last July, which is a step up from where you are looking. With the stock 4 gigs of ram it was plenty quick, until I hooked up the second screen and really started to work the little beast. I would get spinning beach balls that weren't awful rather a tad annoying on a brand new computer.
Ram is cheap, save some money, buy and install it yourself. With these mini's it really is dead simple.

And welcome! The mini is a shweet piece of hardware.
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