Small PCs or mac mini 2014?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by schpaaa, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. schpaaa macrumors newbie

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    I'm using the basic model of mac mini late 2012, and had been using since early 2013.

    The reason why I am considering changing back to PC is simply that I am using win7 almost entirely on bootcamp and hardly use the mac component. The system is getting slower and slower and I am not sure if there is hardware and software issues both present. The USBs often cannot support multiple devices for some reason.

    I wonder if I can get some advices, with my following requirements

    1. fast system for multi-tasking but not for gaming
    2. support windows 7
    3. had more and reliable usb ports (currently i had 4)
    4. able to fit into a typical check in luggage.
    5. relatively value for money
    6. do not require DIY.
     
  2. Pieterr macrumors regular

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  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    First off, Yosemite is known for not running on HDDs well. It only runs well on SSDs.

    Second, if you're looking for portability, your needs would be better served by a MacBook Air.

    I'm a software engineer and everybody in my company uses Macs, even the ones who use Windows almost exclusively. When asked, they said that they love the Mac's hardware and design.

    I have a 13" rMBP for travelling purposes and use a 4-port USB 3.0 hub (AC powered, but I just use my power bank to power the hub) and it does support several devices through a single port well.
     
  4. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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