HI! I have a Mac Mini that's less than a year old. I recently upgraded it to 16gb ram, and don't have a trove of files on the hard drive - most of it is in the cloud (and I use Google Drive desktop to sync). It just seems sluggish, and yet with my MacBook Air, which has 4gb RAM, somehow that seems faster. Maybe it's because of the SSD on the latter and not the former, but wondering if there are any other tricks and tips folks have to help? Thanks!
The model I'm most interested in is the $799 (Core i7 quad-core 2.3 GHz), plus the 1TB Fusion Drive option, and 8GB RAM (I'll add that later myself; Apple charges a fortune for that). How well will iMovie work on this machine? Will it lag, at all? I'm currently using a Late 2009 model with Intel Core 2 Duo, and it lags way too much.
How much of a difference will Haswell make for my needs? (Mostly video editing in iMovie.)
The Macbook Air or The Mac Mini 2012 (Both models are the basic models)
I thought 7,200rpm in HDDs became standard decades ago, but apparantly Apple disagree with me. How much of a performance impact will using the base model's 5,200rpm drive be over an upgrade to 7,200?
Thinking about buying one of these tricked out as my new primary computer. On the mid-2011 one it was fairly straightforward to upgrade RAM and hard drive yourself. I guess we'll just have to wait until iFixIt can post a teardown...