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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by amro, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. amro macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2008
    I've been reading all the threads on 2012 vs 2014, and of course it's all a bit much. But here is my situation. I'm a Windows guy with iDevices (phones, tablets, tv). Would like to delve into app development and simply decide if I can live with Mac OS.

    It appears I get the most bang for the buck, if I get a 2012. Best Buy and other retail stores tend to have the MD388LL/A (2.3G i7, 4G RAM, 1TB HD) at $750. If I upgrade to 16G and some sort of SSD, that gets me near a grand.

    One question about the SSD is TRIM. Did I read that you lose TRIM if you install your own SSD? A little confused about that.

    Of course, I could go with the new one with the 256G PCIe SSD or 1TB fusion drive and stick with 8G. If it turns out I really like MAC OS, I might go MacBook Pro, anyway.
  2. cinealta macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
  3. rrl macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2009
  4. amro thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2008

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