If you review the new Broadwell-M chips then you'll notice the dearth of 4 core cpus. Indeed one thing that jumps out is that the 1.2ghz without TB so is that the future for the late 2015/early 2016 Mini? i.e. even LOWER base clock rate than the 2014 Mini and no 4 core ever again. Grab those 2012 quads while they're still hot!