Should I Buy a Mac Mini?

Episode 1583 (29:16)

Jerry from Woodland Hills, CA
MacMini

Jerry is looking to get a new computer and wants to know if the new Mac Mini is good for occasional video editing and sound recording. Rich says that the Mac Mini was thought dead, but the new version has had a bump in specs. Pretty much any computer will work for editing basic video for the internet. But 4K video is going to require more power. For $800, the basic Mac Mini really isn't up to the task. Rich recommends maxing out the RAM and hard drive if the budget allows. But remember, that the Mac Mini also requires one to buy a monitor. keyboard, and mouse. So after all that, editors may as well be looking at an iMac. But again, don't go with the basic model for video editing - get the best specs affordable.