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Which Mac Mini to buy for the same price?


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HectorBarbossa

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Jun 21, 2016
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Hi,

I want to buy a mac mini and I have an opportunity to buy one with i5-4308U(2.8GHz) + Fusion drive(1TB) or one with i5-4278U(2.6GHz) + SSD(256GB) for the same price. I believe that 256GB of SSD would be quite sufficient for me.

I am a java developer and I just want to make most out of it.

I realise 4278U has a bit better peformance on macs as well as the Fusion drive is a bit slower than SSD (espacially when runninng out of 128GB). Which one do you think would be more sufficient?
 

keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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Hi,

I want to buy a mac mini and I have an opportunity to buy one with i5-4308U(2.8GHz) + Fusion drive(1TB) or one with i5-4278U(2.6GHz) + SSD(256GB) for the same price. I believe that 256GB of SSD would be quite sufficient for me.

I am a java developer and I just want to make most out of it.

I realise 4278U has a bit better peformance on macs as well as the Fusion drive is a bit slower than SSD (espacially when runninng out of 128GB). Which one do you think would be more sufficient?

I honestly wouldn't buy either of those for your usage. Personally I'd either wait until a Mac Mini update, or buy a 2012 quad-core i7 Mac Mini & throw an SSD/16GB RAM in.
 
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xoAnna

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Jul 2, 2013
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I honestly wouldn't buy either of those for your usage. Personally I'd either wait until a Mac Mini update, or buy a 2012 quad-core i7 Mac Mini & throw an SSD/16GB RAM in.

PBI - Where is a reliable source for buying a 2012 quad-core i7 Mac Mini? Any particular stores? I can't seem to find them anymore on Apple (obviously). Thanks.
 
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AppleNewton

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the SSD i5 should get you where you need to be, i wouldn't waste you're time looking for (most likely overpriced) quad core Mac mini's. Having used a maxed out 2014 Mac mini it does quite a bit of what is needed compared to a quad 2012 mini. If you need quad core, try for a refurb 21-inch iMac.
 
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