buying an mac mini now - when refreshing is coming (soon)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by henrikrox, Apr 25, 2012.

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    henrikrox

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    So i want a mac mini TODAY! :)

    And im only going to use it next to the TV for xbmc etc.

    Do i really have a benefit waiting for the next revision? Yes i will get some boost in cpu peformance but its not like i need it for xbmc. Same with the upgrade to intel igp.

    So should i just pick one up after work or wait
     
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    chrisrosemusic1

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    The Ivy Bridge will only boost speeds of about 10% more, which isn't a great deal. The biggest difference will be in the GPU boost which is going to be a 4000 series, which may boost up to about (my estimate) 100mb better graphics performance but seeing as you aren't going to need it for anything other than a media platform in your living room I'd get one now :)
     
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    Just get the entry level i3 on Amazon, it's like 15% cheaper and you get the full warranty. Plus like chrisrosemusic1 said, you won't need it for anything intensive so it's more than enough.
     
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    henrikrox

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    thanks guys, dont have amazon, but i orderd from a norwegian site, where i can pick up the same day.

    So as soon as im off work, im going to collect it, along with the harmony one remote :D

    cant wait
     

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