The minis at that price likely have only 4GB of RAM, so factor in a RAM update if you want to go there.Stopped by the local Apple store while at the mall today. Confirmed that 2012 models are $499, $699, and $899 for the server model. Didn't seem like they had the 2014 models yet, though they did have the 5K iMac.
Yes, $100 off from the old MSRP for the 2012 models if you can find them in your local Apple store.I forgot what the original price was
are we only saving 100$ on the 500$ model?
where can I see benchmarks against this new 1.4.
why 1.4? that seems so low...
I just saw one sold on eBay for 500 dollars! The source of 2012 Minis are drying up so if you want one then my worthless recommendation is to grab one. One factor which the 2012 Mini will always win is the ability to upgrade RAM to 16GB. You're stuck with your soldered memory choice out of the gate on the 2014 model.how is $500 a deal, the 2012 base mini should be $400-450 new right now
wait for the apple refurb or other sites to make them cheaper when they start getting the new models 2014
Cripled model. The base model is now 100$ more: it is 699$.base model?
thanks for the tip. I believe the apple refurb store sells the mid tier 2012 for a bit cheaperDon't forget Best Buy. I picked up a Mid 2012 Mac Mini the other day for $639. It was an "open box" return. It was actually a never opened in box return the day of the keynote. Looks like they wanted one of the new ones. Felt pretty good about that. The iPhone best buy app tends to be easier to find the "open box / clearance " items than using the main website.
Hmm. I was at my local Apple store today. Maybe they gave me the wrong price? I was quoted $999 for the 2012 i7 2.8 quad , server , 1TB fusion drive.Stopped by the local Apple store while at the mall today. Confirmed that 2012 models are $499, $699, and $899 for the server model. Didn't seem like they had the 2014 models yet, though they did have the 5K iMac.
Exactly! I just ordered a 2012 2.6 from B&H. Oddly enough an order for a 2012 2.6 with 8GB RAM (the only 2.6 left at the time) was cancelled yesterday. Now today the basic, and preferable, 2.6 is back in stock.I can confirm. So is B & H.
Interesting. He also told me for 2012 minis , that they didn't have anything but the stock models. Nothing custom. Don't really need a server. I may opt for the $699 model and upgrade ram and an SSD or fusion drive.Server model didn't come with a fusion drive, hence it being $100 more.