For those considering the new Mini or Air (actually any Apple computer or laptop) keep in mind that external SSD options are relatively affordable nowadays. Apple charges so much for upping the internal SSD that it honestly makes more sense to get a reliable 1TB SSD from someone like Samsung, and a USB 3.0 external enclosure and pocket the $700 in savings. Sure it's "one more thing" to carry around, but the enclosure is relatively small, and being an SSD it's not prone to the same mechanical failure due to shock that traditional hard drives are. And yes it will be "slower" than if you upped the internal drive, but even if you're dealing with the largest 4K movie files, you're talking mere seconds. Don't get me wrong, if you have money to spare and those seconds are precious, by all means up the internal SSD. But if you're budget conscious, an external SSD is the way to go. Buy that Mac Mini + external SSD and throw those $700 towards a new iPad Pro. You'll pay for most of it with those savings. EDIT: Full disclosure, this is from someone who, up until his most recent Apple laptop purchase (a Macbook Pro in 2015) always maxed out his internal SSD. I won't be doing that from now on. Whenever I purchase a new Mac moving forward, I'll get the SSD size that makes sense to have the OS and programs on it, and will be storing my files on an external SSD.