I’m thinking to buy a mini pc to run a home server with home assistant , docker, mariaDB, portainer, influxdb, grafana, owncloud, Plex and a few cameras.
My budget is quite limited so I’m contemplating to buy a second hand Mac mini late 2012, 2.5 ghz 4 GB ram and 180 GB SSD for 260 dollars.
Or an i5 7200u, 8GB ram DDR4 128 GB SSD for 280 dollars.
AliExpress mini pc
I’d like to run Ubuntu and MacOS would be a plus in case I need to use it as a spare computer later.
What do you guys think? Any suggestions?