Not much difference between the 2012 i7 vs 2018 i3 in terms of CPU performance gain. Unless, you plan to use 4k monitors, I’d recommend you stick with the 2012 i7 for now.Is it worth trading my late 2012 i7 16gb 128 SSD for a 2018 base model i3 Mac Mini? Which Mac mini will be faster like boot up time and converting videos?
I very much agree as an owner of a 2012 Mini. It would just cut into sales as there would be no incentive to upgrade to the new Mini’s. So i’m not expecting my Mini to make the cut for 10.15 but even if it doesn’t get 10.15 I won’t buy a new Mini.Very much doubt it. The 2012 is taking sales away from their later models especially those with the none up-gradable RAM. a2
Benchmarks show the 2018 i3 is about 30 percent faster with single core and about 20 percent faster with multi core compared to the fastest 2.6 GHz i7 from 2012. The i3 is intended for light use so if you're worried about performance get the i5. All 2018 CPU options are fairly close when it comes to single core performance but where the i5 and i7 shine is multicore. That's because the i5 and i7 have six cores vs four cores for the i3. While the i3 is only about 30 percent faster the i5 is almost double the multicore performance of the 2012 i7.Is it worth trading my late 2012 i7 16gb 128 SSD for a 2018 base model i3 8gb 128PCI Mac Mini? Which Mac mini will be faster like boot up time and converting videos?
Just wait and see if it is. If it's not then you can always buy a 2018 if running the next major release of macOS is important to you.Also do you guys think 2012 Mac Mini will get the next major update of macOS at WWDC?
I would not recommend buying a 2018 Mini merely because its boot time might be faster. Converting videos is another matter. How often do you convert them? If it's something you do frequently then a 2018 Mini may be a wise move.Is it worth trading my late 2012 i7 16gb 128 SSD for a 2018 base model i3 8gb 128PCI Mac Mini? Which Mac mini will be faster like boot up time and converting videos?
Does apple still installs non-ssd drives in their new models anymore?I have a 2011 MacMini (base model) upgraded to 8GB RAM with a 500GB spinning disk. Mojave dropped support for it.
How does the base model of the 2018 MacMinis compare? Something tells me dropping an SSD into my Mini is a better choice than upgrading now the cost of these things has shot up.
Me too, what ram specs do you have?Yes, I have the original 500GB spinner drive in my 2012 Mini and Mojave just converts the partition to APFS.