Surface Pro or Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ShaneBunting, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. ShaneBunting Suspended

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    Which would be better at being a home server and Minecraft server 24/7?

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  2. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Is this a serious question??? I can't think of any advantages the Surface Pro would have over the Mac mini for that use case. Of course the Mac mini is ideal for server use. I use one as a VM server for our company - it hasn't been restarted or turned off in 9 months and we have only had one VM crash in that time, and that was due to over aggressive resource sharing in Virtualbox's settings for a newly initiated Windows 8.1 VM.

    Can't imagine why you would want to use a tablet as even a terminal server...how would you even set that up for the long term??
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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  4. Cyborg21 macrumors 6502

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    I think a custom-built PC or Mac mini is better for you. Also surface is a bad tablet in my opinion. They are uncomfortable to use.
     
  5. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    If you really want a tablet for a home server might I recommend you go to TOYS R US and purchase the formidable

    Etch-a-Sketch

    It is far cheaper and about as useful as a home server as a Minecraft server on either of the choices you brought up.
     
  6. iSee macrumors 68040

    iSee

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    Banana or Garden Snake?

    Which is better for eating?

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  7. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Banana Snake!
     

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