When I originally purchase the Late 2014 Early 2015 Mac Mini, I knew I was going to have to upgrade the 5400 rpm spinning hard drive to an SSD. When I got the Mac Mini, I realized very quickly that not having SSD was a no go for me! I have been using SSD‘s for a few years now and you just can’t go back once you are used to the speed. It took me a while but I finally got off my lazy butt and swapped out the 1TB spinning drive for a 480GB solid state drive (SSD).
I get a lot of questions on my YouTube Channel about which Apple Macintosh computer is the best for those that want to become a YouTuber and use iMovie to edit their videos. I decided to give two recommendations when answering this question. The first will be for a portable and the second will be for a desktop.
Before giving the answer to your question I would like to qualify my answers:
I will try to keep the choices to the lowest price models that I would actually buy.
The Mac will give you the best bang-for-buck with editing video using iMovie (and Final Cut Pro X for that matter).
Lowest price is not my goal.
8GB of RAM is a minimum requirement as I think Apple shipping computers in 2015 with 4GB is a joke.
The sum of the whole often proves to be a better system than the specs you see. (What I mean is CPU, GPU, Hard Drive speeds, etc.)