New imac with HDD or Mac mini with SSD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Black Tiger, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Black Tiger macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Hi everyone
    Just wanting an opinion on the following:

    I am debating between a refurb 2011 Mac mini server with 2.0 i7, 256gb ssd and 750hdd combined with a refurb Thunderbolt Display


    A 2012 27" base imac (i5) with the 1tb fusion drive.

    I do recording (music) and watch videos in HD primarily as well as light tasks.

    I guess the debate is do I get last years i7 with SSD+HD or this year's i5 with fusion. The Mac mini+TBD (refurb) price out to about the same as the imac with fusion upgrade.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!
  2. Black Tiger thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
  3. jwjsr macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2012
    Fairhope, Alabama
    Why the server mini?
    i think the mini w/ssd will be fusion via the software
    An updated tb display might come out when updated mac pro arrives in 2013

    Just my thoughts

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