Hands-On With Apple's New 2018 Mac Mini

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  1. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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  2. HuskerHarley macrumors regular

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    For someone (me!) that doesn’t understand what the numbers mean… Where they good?
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    They were good. It means the new Mac mini is fast.
     
  4. WC7 macrumors newbie

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    The base model i3 Mac mini with 128 GB storage and 8 GB memory that I have, has scores in the Geekbench list of about: 4700 and 14000. So the high end i7 really shows a big difference compared to the low end i3 Mac mini. Your 5900 and 26300 scores are over 25% better on the single core and 88% better on the multi-core compared to the i3 configuration. I, also, checked the price difference with your 16 GB memory i7 configuration. It appears that the price is $1499(?) compared to the $799 base configuration price. So that is a difference of 88% more $ which agrees with the 88% better multicore performance! Nice! In some ways I wish I had gone for the high end. :(
     
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    I originally purchased the base i3. After a few days, I realized that I made a mistake and needed to get the 256GB drive with the extra RAM. I am glad I did the return, even though the upgrade cost more.

    Over the weekend, Apple had a lot of Mac minis on their refurb store. And several had some great pricing. If I hadn't just made the purchase, I would have jumped on the refurb store.
     
  6. WC7 macrumors newbie

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    I saw that news about the minis on the Apple refurb. You know I still like that i3. It's not really about speed for me.
     
  7. tubular macrumors 6502

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    I was dumb-lucky enough to order a quad-core BTO Mac mini in 2014 right before the Great Mac mini Lobotomization. And then for four years there was no Mac mini worth buying. So I bought the i7 Mac mini a month ago specifically for future-proofing, in case they pull another bone-headed lobotomization stunt like that in a couple years and devastate the lineup again.
     
  8. WC7 macrumors newbie

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    I was, actually, hoping they would introduce an A-chip version of the mini. I guess the iOS or macOS crossover software and applications are not there yet to unseat Intel chips. But as I have mentioned my needs are pretty basic ... otoh, I do need a full blown Xcode on the A chip platform.
     
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  10. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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  11. WC7 macrumors newbie

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    Hacks = not germane to this thread. Besides, a hack'n'tosh is not a legitimate Macintosh!
     

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