New Mac Mini or New Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by stark4, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. stark4 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    which one is better spec? I've already owned widescreen monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse. I don't need the portable computer. The price is very similar so which one should I pick?


    Mac Mini ($1299)
    • 3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
    • 8GB 2666MHz DDR4
    • Intel UHD Graphics 630
    • 256GB SSD storage
    • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet using RJ-45 connector)

    MacBook Air ($1199)
    • 1.6GHz dual‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    • Retina display
    • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
    • 128GB SSD storage
    • Intel UHD Graphics 617
    • Touch ID
    • Force Touch trackpad
    • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
    • Backlit Keyboard - US English
     
  2. cornerexit macrumors 6502

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    Mini, hands down. It’s a little hoss or Mimi macpro imo. You’ll be able to upgrade the ram yourself to 32gb or 64gb for heaps cheaper than what Apple charges.
     
  3. stark4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes that my plan to upgrade the RAM by myself.
     
  4. L-Viz macrumors 6502

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  5. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    this is the mini forum so most answers should be mini. but even so, there's no way the air is better unless you really need the portability.
     

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