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Dec 07, 2013 07:52 |  #1

So I know very little about computer stuff.. I just use what I have without questioning nothing. I currently use a 13 inch MacBook Pro for post processing my pictures and have been for the las 3-4 years. I want to buy a desktop with a good monitor just for editing images in Lightroom and photoshop, I was thinking of buying a Mac mini.

Would this be a good buy for editing pictures? What model (mac mini and monitor) would you recommend for good quality resolution ? My budget is around $1,000

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Dec 07, 2013 15:00 |  #2

Any of the minis without the server OS on it will be fine. If you can work out a way to put an SSD inside that would be very beneficial, check out OWC (external link). Note that they have 2012 mac mini upgrades, not 2012, so you'll have to check to see if they're compatible. Apple seem to actively prevent people upgrading their machines.


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Dec 08, 2013 07:26 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #3

Tim thanks for replying, I'm making my research.. Also I'm open for pc+monitor suggestions to check out. Im such a newbie with computer stuff, but learning a lot in this forum :D


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Dec 08, 2013 22:00 |  #4

Mac mini's are decent value. You can probably get a PC that's a bit faster for the same money. Do you care which OS you use? Do you want to build one yourself from parts or buy one working with warranty?


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Dec 09, 2013 05:37 |  #5

I have been thinking about the mini as well for photo editing. A friend of mine sent me this review and blog on the mini which was one of the most helpful I have seen.

http://www.parkablogs.​com …editing-and-video-editing (external link)




  
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