mac mini 2018

  1. D

    Mac Mini 2018 + Blackmagic eGPU + LG 5k = boot problem

    Hi, so far I was running a Mac Mini 2018 (i7, 32GB, Mojave 10.14.6) with an LG 5k monitor without any issues. Since the UI performance was a bit choppy, I added a Blackmagic eGPU (580x) today. The Mini is connected via Thunderbolt to the eGPU and the eGPU is connected via Thunderbolt to the LG...
  2. S

    Is it Mac Mini 2018 or Mojave issue?

    I managed succesfully move & run the older version of AccountEdge app on MacMini 2012i7 High Sierra. Then as a test run I cloned to the external SSD/USB3 & upgraded to Mojave. I got pleasantly surprised that AE app is still running from my external HD (under APFS format as a Legacy 32bit app)...
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    5120x1440 display with 2018 mac mini

    Hi, Unfortunately, I'm not able to get my new Philips 499P display working with native 5120x1440 resolution on my late 2014 iMac 5K. I'm seriously considering buying maxed out 2018 mac mini, as my new workstation. Does anyone successfully connected 5120x1440 display to 2018 mac mini? I don't...
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    Does the 2018 Mac Mini iGPU use up system memory when the VRAM is full?

    I just bought a 2018 Mac Mini, and I'm running an LG Ultrafine 5k display and an LG Ultrafine 4k display. So far the iGPU has been pretty bad at pushing that many pixels, but I'm not 100% sure if it's due to the speed of the iGPU itself or its lack of VRAM. I'm not running very graphics...
  5. pugliesedaniele

    Egpu + external ssd + bootcamp + macmini 2018

    Hi all, I installed yesterday a new samsung ssd x5 (i want to use it for the install files of the gaming). I noted that in windows the external ssd is very slowly. 400 mb/s writing 1900 mb/s reading. In mac os I have about 2000 mb/s in writing and 2600 mb/s in reading. The driver is...
  6. Jorbanead

    Mac mini 2018 Adobe Premiere eGPU

    I know there have been several posts about eGPU usage on here, but I wanted to specifically mention Adobe performance with an eGPU since there's not a a ton of information out there (at least I couldn't find much specific to the 2018 mini and adobe). My Specs: MM 2018 i7 32gb RAM 512GB SSD...
  7. Cruciarius

    Not require login passwords & screen resolution issue

    My parents recently upgraded from an eMac to the Mac Mini. On the eMac I had setup 3 accounts. An admin account, then 1 account for my mom and another for my dad. Their personal accounts didn't require login passwords, which is what they want on the Mac Mini. However, going thru the Security &...
  8. Cruciarius

    Migration assistant from eMac to Mac Mini?

    My parents have an old eMac running 10.4.11. No Time Machine. Can't update OS. They just bought a Mac Mini and I'm trying to use the migration assistant to transfer their apps/files, but the migration assistant on both can't seem to find each other. I assume they're doing it over the WiFi or...
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    Mac Mini 2018 Bottom Cover Scratches

    Hey, everyone! I have the 2018 Mac Mini, and I noticed as I was cleaning today that it has a small scratch on the recycled black plastic cover on the bottom of the device. Do you think this is something I should be concerned about? I do have Apple Care for the device, and it is still under the...
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    Which Mac Mini to buy?

    In 2007 I purchased a Mac Mini which has worked fine. I updated it once and it has the Lion OS 10.7.5. Due to its "elderly" OS I need to buy a new Mini so I can use this years Tax software. I use the Mini soley for writing, reading the news and an occasional jaunt into You Tube. Should I buy the...
  11. Cruciarius

    Estimated Mac trade-in return time?

    I've never traded-in a Mac. Usually they die or go to a family member. However this time around, I want to trade-in my late 2014 iMac towards a Mac Mini. I know the process involves them sending me a shipping label & supplies to ship it out. Has anyone done this? Estimated time to get those...
  12. MacMiniUpgrader

    LETS TALK PERIPHERALS

    using a Samsung 1080 TV as my monitor and a foldable bluetooth keyboard. surprisingly I love the keyboard and have no plans on upgrading to a larger one! its compact and the key travel is pretty satisfying compared to the newer chicklet style keys. connected to surround sound as well so I am...
  13. ayman.abuomar

    How to force custom refresh rate ?! Mac Mini 2018

    Hello every one ! I spent hours and hours to get this working but no luck :/ i have an ultra wide SAMSUNG monitor with a max resolution 3440 * 1440 and 100Hz In windows, i easily can select this resolution and scale the ui by 150% so every thing look very good and crisp. In Mac, when i...
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    MBP mid 2012 - upgrade or move on?

    Hi, This is what I currently have - MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Non-retina Processor - 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory - 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB Storage - 256GB SSD (External 500GB HD) I'm a graphic designer who uses programmes such as Adobe Illustrator...
  15. Bojack Horseman

    '18 Macbook Pro 13" Refurbed or '18 Mac Mini?

    This will be my first Mac ever, and I'm wanting in on the Apple ecosystem and try MacOS. I currently have the XR. Will be using for typical internet usage, and photo editing in Adobe Lightroom CC and/or Classic, or Iridient, or some other. (I own a Fujifilm XT-1). Also as a way to seriously...
  16. Jenafran

    Mac Mini Buying Advice

    Currently have iMac mid-2011 (w 16GB RAM). Thinking of finally upgrading to mac mini. Got a couple of questions. Not a power user. Safari, MS Office and Quicken are what I usually spend my time in but they are usually all open at once. Not a gamer. Occasionally will use Photoshop Elements...
  17. Cruciarius

    Late 2014 iMac 5K resolution question

    So I've been roaming these forums more often recently, due to my late 2014 iMac 5K (27-inch, maxed RAM, i7) overheating + being interested in the 2018 Mac Mini. Due to me having said iMac repaired before for hardware issues, I was under the assumption the issues were just coming back and with it...
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    Working with photoshop on a new Mac mini

    Thanks so much for all interesting posts here about the new mac mini and eGPUs, esp. to F-Train. But still I can’t decide if I should buy a new mac mini (with an eGPU) or wait for the next mac pro. I’m still working on a Mac Pro from 2006 - Dual Core Intel Xeon 3Ghz, 18 RAM with a Radeon HD...
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    Macbook Air 2018 or Mac Mini 2018?

    I want to migrate back to MacOS. I had a MBA 2011 and replaced it with Microsoft Surface Pro 4 2016. It's portable, but now I'm usually working in one place and find the Surface buggy. Plus, it's struggling to keep up (I think it's the 4GB RAM). Anyway, as I don't want to spend €2000 for a...
  20. Killerbob

    Good IR for 2018 Mac Mini

    Today I finally upgraded my Mac Mini to the new 2018 version. I have used a Mac Mini as entertainment center connected to my TV for years, and amongst other things, I run Kodi on it. I control Kodi, and the rest of my entertainment setup, using a Logitech Harmony remote... So, imagine my...