2009 Mini worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Mirascael, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Mirascael macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
    After a major coffee incidence triggered by my offspring, my late 2009 Mini is beyond repair.

    Considering the bad receptions newer Minis have received here so far, I was wondering whether a 2009 Mini is really superior to the current product line.

    Would you guys recommend to buy a 2009 (8 GB / 1 TB for like 300-400$) instead of a 2014 one as a replacement?

    Thanks a lot for all serious replies in advance :)
  2. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    No I wouldn't. The 2009 is really dated in my opinion and in no way superior to the 2014 lineup. The 2011 model still holds up well, especially the one with a dedicated GPU. So either that or the 2012 model which has USB3 as well.
    You should be able to find a good deal on those if you look around.
  3. Crosscreek macrumors 68030


    Nov 19, 2013
    The 2012 is a much more economical and in my opinion better deal than the 2014 and major improvements will be coming with Broadwell/Skylake within the next year or 2.
    You will always be able to get your money back on the 2012 whereas this is unknown for the 2014s.

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