2014 $699 vs $999 Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ricktat, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    Is the $999 version worth the extra $300? I know the hard drive is $200 or $180 on education pricing.

    Is the 2.6 vs 2.8 the only other difference? Is that worth $100 since they are both dual core?

    Did I miss anything?
     
  2. jdphoto macrumors 6502

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    Don't think you missed anything. Apple is charging $100 for the CPU upgrade there (they're also charging $200 for the bump from 2.8 to 3.0).
     
  3. mapleleafer macrumors regular

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    Fusion drive.
     
  4. ricktat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No I see that... Just looks like building the $699 and adding the Fusion is a better value.

    Education only charges $180 for the upgrade.
     
  5. jdphoto macrumors 6502

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    He mentioned that in the original post. "I know the hard drive is $200 or $180 on education pricing."
     
  6. ricktat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This looks like the 2 processors. Funny thing is that Intel lists them both with an MSRP of $315.



    Product Name
    Intel® Core™ i5-4278U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
    Intel® Core™ i5-4308U Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)
     
  7. biggiet4jets macrumors member

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    Ya that's about the only difference. Personally I would go with the $699 model with a true SSD and bump up to the i7 processor and maybe get 16GB of ram..I'm thinking about ordering one after the holidays and that's what I would do.
     
  8. jdphoto macrumors 6502

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    I maxed one out (other than SSD size, just stuck with 256GB) when they released them and so far it has done a really good job, though I don't usually render videos.
     
  9. ricktat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I ended up getting the $699 model. $649 on sale today at Best Buy and 10% off movers coupon made it $584. At that price I thought it was a no brainer.
     

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