I’m gonna drop about $1500 on the new Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by appletvbob, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. appletvbob macrumors member

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    My MacBook Pro 2013 is still going strong after 5 years of faithful service. It can’t smoothly play the 4K I import from my iPhone 8+, so Apple has finally forced my hand. I figure a 5 year upgrade cycle is pretty darn good, so investing about what I paid awhile back is a good move. I have a 1080p monitor, so I’ll eventually up my game there as well.
     
  2. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    A number of people who clamshell their MB’s are moving over. I think it’s a good move. Faster speed on day one, fewer systems to worry about like the battery, and move it to the TV when you replace it with a 2022 mini.
     
  3. Cashmonee macrumors 65816

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    This is hilarious! I am in the same exact position. I have a 2013 MacBook Pro that I paid $1500 (i5, 256GB) and am thinking about the same thing. I am looking at an i7 with 256GB drive and 16GB of RAM for $1409 (EDU).
     
  4. dafodeu macrumors member

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    What configuration are you getting for $1500?
     
  5. appletvbob thread starter macrumors member

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    Probably I7 256 SSD minimum. The RAM replacement scares me a bit, so likely 16Gb ram.
     
  6. Cashmonee macrumors 65816

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    I would personally just pay for the upgraded RAM. I know that it is possible to do it myself, and I am really loathe to pay the Apple Tax these days, but saving $100 (the $180 upcharge minus about $80 for an 8GB RAM module) just doesn't seem worth the trouble of possibly breaking something or voiding the warranty.
     
  7. D.T. macrumors G3

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    That's me (just waiting till the dust settles over the various, upcoming holidays ...), but I'm using a 2015 MBP 15" (2.5/16/512/370), stays mostly clamshelled/docked. I'd just as soon have a high performance Mini, add some fun stuff like an eGPU, etc.
     
  8. Spankey macrumors 6502a

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    Part of me would easily part with my 15" MBP for a cheaper laptop at this point. If I sold it for $1500 I would use the difference for paying down the Mini. Mini rocks!
     
  9. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

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    I went $2400 but I'm replacing a Mac Pro from 2008..... i7 + 32 Ram and 1TB HD - should be good for a few more years.... will WAY out perform my 2008 machine...
     
  10. appletvbob thread starter macrumors member

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    • I pulled the trigger. Thanks for reminding me about the edu discount. That covers the sales tax basically. It's not shipping right away which is good news for aapl I suppose.

    • 3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
    • 16GB 2666MHz DDR4
    • 512GB SSD storage
    • Intel UHD Graphics 630
    • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet using RJ-45 connector)
    • Accessory Kit
     

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