Poll: Who'll buy a new Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Micky Do, Oct 26, 2018.

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Are you interested in buying a new Mac Mini?

Poll closed Nov 9, 2018.
  1. For sure; and it will be my first Mac Mini.

    5 vote(s)
    4.7%
  2. For sure; to replace my old Mac Mini, sooner or later.

    25 vote(s)
    23.6%
  3. Likely; wandered, but want to come back to Mac Mini.

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  4. Probably; provided the Mac Mini can be specced to fit my needs / desires.

    38 vote(s)
    35.8%
  5. Possibly; will check the Mini out and compare with other options.

    24 vote(s)
    22.6%
  6. Not likely; had a Mac Mini but have moved on

    7 vote(s)
    6.6%
  7. Nope; the Mac Mini is not for me

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  8. Nah; MacOS is not for me

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. FlyingTexan macrumors regular

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    #26
    The only thing that matters is price. There’s no way they go DOWN in specs and even the Apple TV 4k does 10bit 4k HDR.


    You literally can’t build a machine that wouldn’t do what most want from it. The latest gen intels already took care of the video out. So unless it’s $1k and over I’ll be getting one simply because the functionality is there in current gen base hardware. It’s the OS environment I want as scaling on a Mac is so much better.
     
  2. kazmac macrumors 604

    kazmac

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    #27
    I need to see what they announce tomorrow, the prices and test run the actual Mini in the flesh before I know.

    I suppose this time tomorrow I’ll have a better idea of my upgrade plans. I would like 6 cores, but we’ll see.
     
  3. bigfatipod macrumors regular

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    #28
    depends on what it is. I am very happy using my 2012 mini server and will probably run this thing into the ground. two 2tb ssd's make this thing a beast and the fan doesn't come on much at all for me.
     
  4. tubular macrumors 6502

    tubular

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    #29
    I doubt I’ll buy it immediately, but it’ll be a big relief to know that if my trusty 2012-era quad-core mini blows smoke, I’ll finally be able to replace it with a comparable machine.
     
  5. Partron22 macrumors 68020

    Partron22

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    #30
    Waiting for a system that is likely DOA does not appeal to me.
    They'll have to show commitment before I buy.
    Been burned too many times by "the last 16 bit", "the last Power PC" etc. to want to play that game again.
    Nor do I like they way they are equipping their walled garden with reactive armor.
     
  6. roguefury macrumors member

    roguefury

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    #31
    My case for getting one:

    Work machine: 2017 MacBook Pro 15" (don't like the keyboard, generally keep personal stuff off it)
    Personal iPad Pro: I travel a lot, and the iPad works perfectly for the personal stuff I want to do while carrying the work machine around

    I think I still need a personal Mac.

    Upside to another laptop (perhaps the 12" or it's successor) is added portability. Downside is that I'd prefer having a big(er) screen to work on at home...maybe a case for an iMac could be made here.

    The upside to a mini is that it can be always on and serve as a light home server. Downside is that the new mini may be underpowered, and I still would need to buy a nice monitor....again, a possible case to get an iMac.

    Also, a stationery device (desktop) would be nice to have so the kid can use it. Basically, it will serve as a family machine.

    Anyway, I've been hoping to see a mini, so I could get a nice monitor and get a functioning mac at home.
     

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