Almost considering to buy a late 2012 in spare

grandM

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I have the late 2012
Looking at the iMac prices I am already considering to buy a 2012 in spare
Achieving the same cpu speed in iMac I would have to pay double to triple
As ram is soldered I would save on that too
darned
 

cinealta

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Dec 9, 2012
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Many people bought iPod classics as spares before they were discontinued. An i7 will give good service for many years to come. Not a bad idea.
 

karsten

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Refurbs sold out on apple online store looks like others had the same idea
 

grandM

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Refurbs sold out on apple online store looks like others had the same idea
Then again in 2 years the new mini ought to be better than the late 2012 I suppose

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Refurbs sold out on apple online store looks like others had the same idea
I can still buy one. Just hesitating because I already have the late 2012. I am just afraid that in 2 years or so I would be confronted with having to buy an expensive iMac, the new mini not being very juicy. Soldered ram also equals much apple tax.
 

waloshin

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Oct 9, 2008
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I love my 2012 Mac Mini lots of power. Love the SSD I installed. Great machine will last for years.
 

fathergll

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I'm lost....why would someone buy a spare computer at todays prices? I could understand buying a iPod classic or a certain TV as a spare since they have a singular function....but a computer?
 

icerabbit

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I've got the same feeling. Wouldn't mind having another '12 quad i7 as spare. Because I don't want a down featured '14 one, and my gut feeling is that the next revision will be like a fat Apple TV, without any user accessible or replaceable parts. No upgrades. No fixes. Just toss it.

The only thing I see against it is getting 4k display.

Well, that and the vibes I get from Apple's UI choices, in both mobile and desktop. Time again to start looking around for alternatives in hardware and software.
 

loud0g40oz

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I'm lost....why would someone buy a spare computer at todays prices? I could understand buying a iPod classic or a certain TV as a spare since they have a singular function....but a computer?

Agreed. If you already have what you want, run that thing into the ground THEN worry about what to do when the time comes. These things aren't classic muscle cars.