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sgiera

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 25, 2014
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Hello,
I have both a mac mini 2010 "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 and a mac mini 2011 "Core i5" 2.5. I only have enough parts to use one of them.

I want to use as a media center, want energy efficient and converting files from mkv to mp4.

Which one should I choose and why?

Thank you,



Steve
 

redheeler

macrumors G3
Oct 17, 2014
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There isn't any reason not to use the 2011.

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Also, if you're converting the MKV files for playback on the mini, VLC will play them without needing a conversion.
 

tpluth

macrumors member
Sep 24, 2014
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Carmichael, CA
Go with the 2011.

It has Thunderbolt, a more powerful graphics chip and it's about twice as fast as the 2010, based on GB3 score.
 
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