Mac Mini 2010 vs Mac Mini 2011

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sgiera, May 15, 2015.

  1. sgiera macrumors member

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    Mar 25, 2014
    #1
    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
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    Oct 17, 2014
    #2
    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.
     
  3. tpluth macrumors member

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    Carmichael, CA
    #3
    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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