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

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

  1. macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    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
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2012
    Northamptonshire, England
    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 :)
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    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.
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2010
    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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