Mac Mini 4308U Fusion vs. 4278U SSD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by HectorBarbossa, Jun 21, 2016.

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Which Mac Mini to buy for the same price?

  1. Mac mini i5-4308U + Fusion drive

    50.0%
  2. Mac mini i5-4278U + SSD

    50.0%
  1. HectorBarbossa macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    I doubt it will make any difference to you either way.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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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.
     
  4. HectorBarbossa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Many thanks! I think I'll stick to your advice.
     
  5. xoAnna macrumors member

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    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.
     
  6. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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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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