“The Mac mini is versatile enough to use as a home media server or small business workgroup server — you just want to make sure you’re getting the right Mac mini for the task,” Peter Cohen reports for iMore.
“Aim too low, and you might not get the higher performance you need,” Cohen reports. “Aim too high, and you may be spending more money than you need to spend.”
“Apple introduced a new $499 price point with the most recent refresh to the Mac mini — a price point not seen since the mini’s original 2005 release. This new model comes equipped with a 1.4 GHz dual-core Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 500 GB hard drive,” Cohen reports. “I’ve been using this machine since last October to serve up media and files on my home network, and it gets the job done. It’s a versatile machine that’s good for general use, but it’s really not a heavy-duty system.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If you’re using a Mac mini as a media server, which model are your using and how is it working for you? Any specific issues, especially with the current models?