Mac Mini, new or old

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jjk454ss, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    I'm thinking of picking up a Mac Mini. I've heard that the new ones perform a little slower than last years model. I'm not too concerned about a slightly slower machine, but not to worried about an older version either.

    I've got a large Amazon Gift Card balance, so I'm leaning towards a new model from Amazon. But, any pros or cons to this? Amazon has tons of options available, anyone that knows a little more about the models want to help me out?:D
     
  2. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    A lot depends upon how you plan to use the machine. Each Mac that we own has a different purpose and therefore different specs are required. to easily accomplish that.
     
  3. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

    jjk454ss

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    Primarily iTunes and iPhoto. I use my iPad for most everything, but I need this to backup to, and to store photos and movies. I've got some bluray movies I haven't converted yet so I'll do a little of that. But not much and don't really care how slowly it converts them. I've got external bd drive and hdds already.
     
  4. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    If that is the limitation of your use, I'd go with the least expensive.
     
  5. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks. Just ordered a new one, figured I'd keep it simple and get a new one:cool:.
     

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