Recommended system setup for a UE4 newbie


I’m new to UE4 development and I’d like to change that. I have created a couple of simple projects on my MacBook Air and noticed that its performance soon becomes a bottle neck.

However I’d still like to develop via a laptop. A desktop is not really a possibilty for me as I really don’t have the space for that in my house. The ultimate setup would be a performant minicomputer in my lan that I could run from my MacBook Air. MacMini is tempting for example. I’m however cautious about whether its feasible to develop via remote desktop or not. My experiences with remote are not that flattering.

All experiences, suggestions and comments welcome. How would/have you arranged your dev setup?