Mac Mini i7 2012 or rMBP 15" (base model)?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by apfelmann, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. apfelmann macrumors 6502

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    what would you do?

    Comparison:

    Mac mini i7 would cost me 600€ (is on sale)
    I already own a 256GB SSD
    16 GB RAM costs 110€
    23" display costs 130€

    total 830€

    new rMBP (base model) would cost me 1700€ (edu pricing)
    FireWire adapter 30€
    back to school gift card -70€

    total 1660€

    the only real advantages of the MacBook Pro would be the iris pro and the retina display as I don't really need the portability.

    or am I missing something in the comparison?
     
  2. dimme macrumors 65816

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    Well if you don't need the portability that the mini is the one to get.
     
  3. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

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    Memory in the rMBP isn't upgradeable unlike the Mac Mini,
     
  4. kwijbo macrumors regular

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    Both are maxed at 16 GB
     
  5. giggles macrumors 6502

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  6. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Are you are talking base 15 inch rMBP?

    rMBP wireless would offer much better data rate.

    mini has more USB slots

    rMBP SSD is PCI, a lot faster than the mini SATA with SSD.
     
  7. apfelmann thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I only really need it for my FW AUDIO INTERFACE. As far as I know this should work fine with the adapter

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    yes, I mean the 15". I know it's a tough comparison, but there just happened this LEAK for a Mac mini MID 2014!!!

    so maybe soon time for a new comparison ;-)
     
  8. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    The CPU in the rMBP is faster, as is the GPU and PCIe flash. The fact it's a laptop is a bonus if portability is needed but I'd hold on to see what specs the new Mac Mini has.
     

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