Should I sell my newest mac mini to pucrase 2012 mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by applelover4u, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. applelover4u macrumors 6502

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    Seeing how everyone still loves the 2012 mac mini and right now I have the newest 4gb mac mini. Would it be wise to sell this mac mini in order to purchase the 2012 mac mini???
     
  2. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Which version?

    I would say not now. Wait until the hardware announcements in spring (autumn in the north). If no Mac Mini, I would do it then.
     
  3. Kaida macrumors regular

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    Go for it! Looking at how apple is not allowing user upgrades rams, I doubt this will change with the 2016 (if there is a 2016). Probably the 2016 will only drive the 2012 price up higher...
     
  4. applelover4u thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have the Mac mini (Late 2014)
    1.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    4GB

    That is what i was thinking as well
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    What are the cons of having the 2012 vs 2014? is the chip and graphics card better in the 2014?
     
  5. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Better graphics card, faster Wi-Fi, PCie or whatever it's called, and 4K movie output via HDMI. Also possibly less Bluetooth interference, though I never have any problems.
     
  6. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    The next Mac mini will be the same size as the new Apple TV and will have the A10 chip
     
  7. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    I would buy that but I don't see it. The Apple TV should have WebKit and iWork.
     
  8. Kaida macrumors regular

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    and IOS.......
     
  9. Crosscreek macrumors 68030

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    I don't think they are going to Arm chips yet but may go with Core M without a fan.
     
  10. grcar Suspended

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    And it will be called Apple TV. RIP mac mini!
     
  11. loby macrumors 6502a

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    It really depends on what you are doing with the Mini. Everyone was waiting for the refresh 2014 and was disappointed because of no quad core. If you are doing regular general computer activity, then the 2014 is the better selection. If you need to do more processing (like video or graphics), then you might consider the 2012 model but needs to be i7 quad core.

    When the 2014 model came out, I instead bought a 2012 i7 quad core because I do video production (lighter side), so the quad core was more of a requirement for me.

    There are plus and minus for each of those models. Look over both tech specs and see which fits what you need. Both are good, but depending on your needs.
     

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