Mini 2014 8gb ram, i5, fusion drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Kapybarus, May 19, 2015.

  1. Kapybarus macrumors regular

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    Hi, i am going to order latest 2014 mini with 2,5 i5, 8gb ram and fusion drive. I already have mb pro retina 2014 with 8gb ram and ssd plus good gaming pc which i will sell.

    My question is how future proof is this mac mini? Is it better to waut for new mini or new imac 21.5 and till than make hackintosh from gaming pc?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    The mini configuration you describe above (sounds like the "midrange" model with a fusion drive?) should be a solid performer for at least 4-5 years.

    I wouldn't expect to see a new Mini until the Skylake processors are available -- end of this year, early next year...?
     
  3. Pieterr macrumors regular

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  4. Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    It Was Not Better To Wait Last Time...

    Remember, the 2013 mini wait lasted all year and through most of 2014. After all that waiting, the Quad Core i7 minis vanished and the RAM for the little Macs got soldered. Then much wailing and gnashing of teeth ensued and prices for the old mini's went through the roof. :mad:

    I always thought of a hackintosh as more of a hobby than a solid OS X platform. I suppose that a hackintosh could function as an alternative to a real Mac. Is that what you would use yours for?
     
  5. Meister Suspended

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    OP has given no hint at what he will be using his mini for.

    Happy guessing fellows :)
     
  6. Kapybarus thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have macpro 13 with retina with similiar specs like that mini - 256 gb ssd, 8gb ram.

    I use mbpro for typing, browsing and photo editing atd work, outside home and sometimes also at home, because I love osx.

    However I have also second computer at home - fast pc, which I don ´ t like to use as much since I have gotten mbpro. I play games on it and do same tasks as on mbpro. I tried os x on it, but it is pain in the ass to get work everything.

    Mac mini could be my home computer, but I am unsure because it has almost same specs as mbpro. I could use mbpro as home pc connected to big monitor, but I sometimes left my pc power on for whole night, etc, so for that could be better mini.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    For the tasks you describe above, the 2.6 Mini with a fusion drive should serve you well.

    I predict that you'll be VERY pleased with its performance...
     

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