- Sep 16, 2008
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Based on my experience with my 2012 Mini I would have to agree with Randy, except....If his computer is "fast and snappy" this year, and if his software (both OS and apps) are substantially similar 10 years from now to what he is using now, I think that his computer can easily be just as "fast and snappy" in 10 years as it is now.
I upgraded from macOS 10.8 the OS the Mini came with to 10.11 and now to 10.14, six versions of the macOS
I filled the HDD up with over 400GB of date(on a 500GB drive)
and the Mini is still plenty fast for all the types of tasks the OP mentioned.
Windows PCs in the office we have to replace every 2-3 years because they slow down so much that it really affects connectivity, but I don't remember ever having replaced a Mac because its performance deteriorated significantly over time.