mac mini question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by perlsyntax, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. perlsyntax macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I can't answer about whether 8gb of RAM is good enough, but...

    ... before you buy this, I would suggest that you consider spending $200 more for the 1tb "fusion drive" version.

    It will run circles around a non-fusion version of the same model.
  3. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    8GB of RAM should be quite sufficient for the needs you described.
    Yes, this model supports "up to two displays" at 2560x1600.

    I agree with Fishrrman's recommendation. A fusion drive or even SSD will be significantly faster in performance than a HDD. You can always get an inexpensive external drive for backups and additional storage.
  5. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014

    So your saying 8gb good?I got 2 monitors at home and do i need a display port to vga adapter or do i need a different part for the 2014 mac mini?
  6. Celerondon, Feb 5, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2015

    Celerondon macrumors 6502a


    Oct 17, 2013
    Southern Cal
    Fishrrman Is Right

    Eight is enough!

    All that for under $1000 is a great deal. With FD on that machine you would have improved graphics, Thunderbolt, WiFi, and storage speed compared to prior machines and the 2014 base models.

    The similarly sized choice that can outperform the FD* is a large SSD. They cost much more than $200. If dropping prices induce you to switch to a single large SSD, that PCIe hardware would allow you to install a monster with less hassle.

    *Read about Fusion Drive function to understand when a single SSD is better than the OS X disk array. For most users and tasks, there is usually not much difference.
  7. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    8GB should be fine and doesn't affect your machine's ability to run dual displays.

    How do your monitors hook up? If they use VGA than yes you'll need to purchase a Thunderbolt Port to VGA adapter. They have those for TB-to-VGA, TB-to-DVI, and TB-to-Mini display port.
  8. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014
    I got Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter Would this work on the mac mini 2014 Or i need to get the Thunderbolt Port to VGA adapter to?

    I got samsung P2770HD and ViewSonic VA2012wb Would this setup work?
  9. dyt1983, Feb 5, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015

    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    edit: To remove personally identifying info not relevant to the conversation.
  10. perlsyntax, Feb 5, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2015

    perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014

    1.4GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz)
    8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
    1TB Fusion Drive
    Intel HD Graphics 5000
    User's Guide (English)
    Accessory Kit

    I think the better with the ssd drive:)
  11. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014

    I didn't there was a faster drive on the mac mini and i call up to make sure it was not a mistake on the web site.So i take this sad in the mac mini is 1TB is this big?

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