Base 2011 Mini with 8gb or Base 2012 as is

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mrminsky, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. mrminsky macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2012
    THis is my first post so be easy on me.... LOL!!!!!!!!!! I am in the process of making the switch to Mac and I was hoping you guys can help me to decide which computer to purchase. Looking at the base 2011 with 8gb upgrade or the base 2012 model with no upgrade (Just for now). I was looking to purchase from BH since they seem to offer a very reasonable deal on these units. The basic usage for my computer will be as follow

    Productivity... basic Word and Excell
    Internet... Browsing, Hulu, You Tube etc.
    Downloading music and listening music.
    Watching movies.

    NO PHOTOSHOP and NO Gaming other than basic gaming.

    I guess I am your typical boring consumer out there...............just looking to get a reliable computer

    I will have to keep my PC because I have a server with Front Page extensions and I need to make revisions using Front Page. Unless there is a software out there for mac which will allow me to "enter" the server and make these basic revisions.

    Which computer will be the better choice? Perhaps, I might not see the difference based on my own usage.... My current set up is a Core Duo running Vista....... the spinning has to go!!!!!!!!!!. Thank you so much for your input.......
  2. Ayemerica macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    Atlantis but in space
    To future proof your purchase, with USB 3.0 as well as a faster processor i would go with the 2012 mac mini. I had the 2011 mac mini and purchased the 2012 model just based on the fact that it had USB 3.0 and I won't have to purchase a desktop for a couple years if I don't want to. You could always buy 8gb in a year or so for around 35 dollars or 16g for around 70.

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