Bare minimum Mac Mini for Xcode?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Tyler2Tall, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Tyler2Tall macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2010
    I am a PC user, and am very interested in trying to write IOS apps. I have read about Hackintosh, and DragonFireSDK and things like that, but I feel like the best option for me is to pick up a Mac Mini. I am a college student, so I want to spend the least amount of money possible. I have seem mini's on craigslist often in the $200-300 range, and was wondering if any this cheap would fit my needs. I know Xcode requires an Intel processor, but is the first mac mini that had a Intel processor going to fit my needs?
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I'd go for at least a Core2Duo 2.0Ghz processor minimum. Otherwise you'll be limited by new OS restrictions.
  3. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Go for the 2009 mini. They're still great machines that will have software support going forward.
  4. mr.steevo macrumors 65816


    Jul 21, 2004

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