Mid Mac Mini 2012 vs my current MBA 2011 13'

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Nikomanz, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Nikomanz macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2012
    Washington, D.C.

    I am considering upgrading to the $799 Mac Mini 2012, is it worth upgrading from my year old Macbook Air 13' 1.7 ghz i5?

    The thing is it's really hard to connect my Air to my two monitors which I did on my previous baseline mini 2011. So I was wondering if it's worth shelling out the extra cash for the mid entry Mac Mini 2012 so I can have my dual screen set up and have a reasonable upgrade hardware wise.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Jemi9OD macrumors regular


    Apr 28, 2010
    Durham, NC
    I'm doing exactly that, but for different reasons. I just picked up the mini on Thursday; I plan to swap the 1.0TB 5400RPM drive with a 256GB SSD, and upgrade the RAM to 16GB at Crucial for 82$.

    For me, this will eventually become my home server. Great deal as far as I'm concerned. ;)
  3. Lance-AR macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2012
    Little Rock, AR
    For CPU intensive tasks, you will find the quad core 2.3 i7 to be considerably faster than the dual 1.7 i5. However, unless you add an SSD or Fusion drive, boot up and app launching will faster on the Air.

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