Considering 2009 Mini over 2014 because upgradeabilty

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by giggles, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. giggles macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2012
    Title says it all.
    The white one.
    It's got dual SATA bay (just need to swap in an optibay caddy in place of the superdrive) and upgradeable RAM (up to 8GB).
    Honestly I prefer having an upgradeable machine.


    Is there a way I can find a new in the box one?
  2. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    May be a parody, but there are plenty of applications where a 2009 mini will do just fine, and they are cheaper than new ones. (I own 3 that are chugging along now).
  3. giggles thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2012
    I write from a 2010 (last one with superdrive) with 16GB ram and 1TB SSD, still usable but the 2.4Ghz Core2Duo shows its age in multitasking.

    What I find weird is people hoarding old models even when they have no reason too (if not psychological), skewed by the buzz about non-upgreadability.
  4. xylitol macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    It isn't THAT obvious that you're just kidding, and that says a lot about the 2014 Mini(s). (Hey, I can live with USB 2.0 and SATA II if I've got a looker.)

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