Apparently these two types of programming are designed to work and, if any, for a variety of entertainment, but never games. They are machines that can be very powerful, but they take up little space and use a lot, two obvious benefits of working from home with them. As for the price, it can vary greatly because both are arranged with a different hardware.
Here are some examples of hardware configurations for their price in Amazon Spain (in the case of Intel NUC, which is a slope, it is a specific tool ready for use).
Mac Mini vs Intel NUC, which computer is better?
Depending on the Hardware, things are the same, but some things are the same, you would think the Mac Mini is more expensive than the NUC. The most expensive Mac Mini we can fix with a processor Six basic Intel Cores
As for Intel NUC, we can get it NUC 9 Very (NUC9i9QNX) is priced at about $1,600, and offers an Intel Core processor 9-9980HK (8 cores and 16 cores at 5 GHz) with up to 64 GB of RAM and NVMe SSD for the volume you want, with the possibility of inserting Intel Optane memory and even a graphics card dedicated to mini format.
Since they are so versatile, we can get configurations like the Mac Mini, with a Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD for about $1,300, with all the full equipment; however, the wisdom of the NUC will remain the same small machines, low usage and very flexible
Which of the two options do you need to work on most?
As always it will all depend on what you need. If you want to do office work outside, both will provide you with everything you need without any problems, but Intel NUC will do it for you at a much lower price. If you need to do professional work that involves audio and / or video editing, the Mac Mini will give you the best result since you made the “solid” performance for that purpose.
If what you need is a “off-road” machine that will work for you, multimedia entertainment and what you really need all the time, then the ecosystem provided by Windows is much higher than MacOS too, the clear winner is Intel NUC. In fact, it is the equipment we can recommend to work with as the Mac Mini is very limited with editing options and software, while with NUC you will have as much functionality as you need. very low value.