Opinions? Mac Mini 2014 v MacBook Pro 2016

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by arkitect, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. arkitect macrumors 601

    arkitect

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    #1
    I am considering replacing my (2014) Mac Mini 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 16GB with a 13" MacBook Pro 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 16GB

    My main reason is portability. Being tied down to a desktop display (27" Apple LED Cinema Display) is getting less appealing for my workflow.
    I mainly use Illustrator — very light Rhino 3D and a bit of Photoshop.

    The Mini has not let me down and is more than adequate for my needs. So portability aside, what might I be losing or gaining by switching to a MacBook Pro?

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Having to deal with various adapters would be the main issue with the new MBPs. I recently got a new work laptop, was using a MBP 2013 and moved to 2016 MBP and since my work didn't remember to order adapters I haven't been able to connect basically anything but my USB-C Android phone to it.
     
  3. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

    arkitect

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    I guess the adaptors is the major concern… and also I am not sure that it is possible (as yet) to get a USB-C connection to a LED Cinema Display.
     

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