Is it worth to buy a brand new Mac mini late 2012 with USD820?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by EgGKeith, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. EgGKeith macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2015
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You need to provide more details.
  3. EgGKeith, Feb 16, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2016

    EgGKeith thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2015
    Ar yes I forgot haha
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    Mac mini late 2012 (Server Version)
    i7 QC 2.3
    4G RAM
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    That same $$$ will buy you the 2014 "high end" Mini (from the right source), with 8gb RAM standard, IRIS graphics (much better than HD4000), and a 1tb fusion drive (120gb SSD + 1tb HDD).

    I have a 2012 i7 Mini right here, typing on it now.

    But if I had to spend that amount of $$ on a "new" Mini, I'd get the 2014.
    It's a much better buy.
  5. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    Depends on what kind of software OP uses.

    If the software mainly uses GPU then 2014 model is faster.
    If software is uses mainly CPU 2012 model is much faster.

    Keep in mind that 2014 is much harder to upgrade, RAM cannot be upgraded in any reasonable means and installing SSD is much harder compared to 2012 model.

    Personally I think 2012 and 2014 models have inflated prices and I wouldn't purchase neither one for that price. On the other hand Mini isn't suitable for my purposes (I'm writing this on a Mac Pro 2009, I recently sold my 2014 Mini after I got fed up with its limitations)...
  6. EgGKeith thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2015
    Thanks for your advise
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    Thanks for your reply, hahaha
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    Sadly i think Apple will remove all the upgradable slot... that was what SJ wanted to... hahahaha

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