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  1. Dan – thanks for the video – I have a few questions about monitor connection. I about to get the i7 version – I want to get a 4k monitor but spend as little as possible. Does that monitor HAVE to have a Thunderbolt 3 connection? Would an adapter hurt quality or speed or lag or anything like that? Also what about connecting my Non 4K extra monitor that has a regular HDMI connection as a second monitor? Lastly – any suggestions for inexpensive monitor? Thanks

  2. Hey Dan, What do I need to focus on upgrading the Mac Mini (when i buy it)? I mean for its not be too expensive?
    For normal use + simple video editing + movies.
    2. How the LG 5 or 4 k looks with the new mac mini?
    thanks

  3. Awesome! Cool insight!
    Definitely my next upgrade. Quick question, what would you suggest as the best options for the display 27" and above for graphics work? Thank you.

  4. HI IM THINKING ABOUT GETTING THIS .. I AM NOT USING IT FOR GAMING OR VIDEO EDITING BUT SIMPLY TO WATCH MOVIES AND VIDEOS AT HD QUALITY LEVELS… I AM COMING OFF OF A 2011 IMAC… SO MY QUESTION IS .. IS THE GRAPHICS CARD IN THIS MAC MINI GOING TO GIVE ME GOOD VISUALS FOR HIGH DEFINITION MOVIES AND AND VIDEOS AT AN ENJOYABLE AND ENHANCED LEVEL?
    THANKS

  5. Suggestion: Dan has dull, dead eyes. He seems tired or depressed and it makes the review feel unenthusiastic. Don't add your face in your videos. The voice is fine.

  6. Oof, that's … yeah that's horrifically overpriced. And I don't mean that in a "apple are expensive" thing – I like apple, they make great laptops, phones, etc, and I completely agree that usually their value isn't in the performance specs – the build quality is usualy great, the screens, keyboards, all the little design features and such. But.. yeah this is just a box with only the performance bits in it, and the pricing is really bad even for apple devices. As the video says, unboxing is simple because there's not much in there. What's the price difference between this and the macbook, macbook air and imac 21? How much more do you get for your bucks with those?

    For less money you can get big name OEM gaming mini PC's with i7 and dedicated grpahics, and server ones with xeon chips or mac mini equivilient ones for less than half the price. I know normally you don't directly compare windows boxes to macs because, as I say all the other things that usually come with a mac, but here… I mean the logic board is all you're really buying, so it's pretty fair to bring up just how much of the piss they're taking with the pricing, which is all of the piss. Plus the T2 chip to stop you upgrading it.

  7. Very curious about video editing. Can it fluidly run a 5k display without the egpu? How does FCPX performance compare to an iMac pro or recent MBP? Does the Mac get exceedingly hot or loud when editing, or just on export? How does it perform thermally when doing a long/intensive export? I’m thinking along the lines of a ~20 minute 4K project.

  8. This is not a future proof machine, and not for "pros". Please carefully evaluate before buying it.
    I tested it in store the graphic performance was bad. Launchpad is laggy on a 5k display. The graphic is UHD 630 regardless the CPU choice – it even worse than 13 inch MacBook Pro 2018 by about 30% in term of performance. Yes you can always hook it up with a eGPU, but only that backmagic one can drive a 5K display with thunderbolt 3 cable.

  9. With the 2018 mini, you can get 3x 4K displays via 2 on usb c side and then use hdmi 2.0 for the 3rd 4K monitor..

    If you do 5K display then it’s a single 4K combination..

    It’s listed in the Apple mini spec sheet.

    Support for the following combination of maximum concurrent display setups:
    Up to three displays:
    Two displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0
    or
    Up to two displays:
    One display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt 3 plus one display with 4096-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0

  10. Thanks for the review, Dan. I am curious as to the editing performance of your setup using Final Cut Pro. I have read mixed reviews and some that say FCP doesn't even use EGPU if you have it. Do you find that the EGPU improves performance in FCP? I'm particularly interested in playback performance. Thanks!

  11. Surprised to see that in all the MacMini videos Ive watched I have not seen anyone mention the removal of the infrared port as so many people use the mini for home theater systems so the ability to control the mini with the Apple remote is now gone sadly.

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