I bought it because I want a desktop for my photography. I don’t want to be tied to using an awful Apple screen with an iMac, or buying the out dated Mac Pro.The old one is kind of a budget way to use a Mac, but this one price is totally another level but the hardware is not impressive at all.
Well, you add external space as you go, and when you upgrade the mini, you already have all the necessary stuff that you need. Mini is just the hub.I have a 500GB SSD in my desktop now but still don't feel enough space at all.
I also scratch my head on this one. Why pay a premium for new mac hardware only to exclusively use windows. The Hades Cannon Nuc is a much better gamer box then the Mac Mini out of the box. (ie: You typically buy a modern mac for an Apple supported Mac OS).On a Mac mini? Why not just buy a Nuc then?
I love my Mac mini but I don’t think I’d call it pretty!I also scratch my head on this one. Why pay a premium for new mac hardware only to exclusively use windows. The Hades Cannon Nuc is a much better gamer box then the Mac Mini out of the box. (ie: You typically buy a modern mac for an Apple supported Mac OS).
I can understand like maybe a Macbook for the sleek form factor though. As for desktops, there's not much of a gain aside from looking pretty on the desk...
I did read the subject of this topic of being "The price of new mini is not mini at all, do you still buy it and why?".I didn't read anything which demonstrates he's currently using a Mini.
Well agreed he didn’t say that, but asking about it on a sub forum dedicated to the Mac mini certainly suggests he either does or is considering one.I didn't read anything which demonstrates he's currently using a Mini.
We're in complete agreement.Well agreed he didn’t say that, but asking about it on a sub forum dedicated to the Mac mini certainly suggests he either does or is considering one.
If a windows user, I would recommend the Mac Mini if looking to switch to MacOS. If you plan to mostly run Windows still, you’d be better off with a Nuc.
This is one of the few, if only, times I've heard anyone state Outlook is horrible. Outlook has generally been considered one of the top e-mail clients. While they may be attempting to move people to subscriptions one can still purchase perpetual licenses for Office. Unfortunately a number of software developers *cough* Adobe *cough* are moving in this direction.I have a NUC and use it only for our security system. After 25+ years with windows, I needed a switch. MS Office (specifically Outlook) is horrible and moving toward a subscription.
PowerShell is an excellent tool for automation in Windows.I don’t do software subscriptions - why would you put yourself in a position of not being able to read your own files if for some reason you can’t pay the subscription? In addition, I use Final Cut Pro on old videos and it does what I need quickly and painlessly. I also wanted a better word processor and picture management system (Pages and Photos). I guess I was tired of borrowing my husband’s broken imac (lcd) to use imovie and file maker pro. In addition, Bash allows quick scripts to rename files - you can even drag and drop directory & file names!
Of course, it's Apple. Not sure it is super high pricing in comparison to the previous generation, that is excluding the $399 entry model which does not exist anymore. As a standalone device compared to other Windows-based devices then yes, super high pricing are good words.but it comes out with a super high price.
Well, the only thing, why I am using a Mac still today is because of the system (macOS). I did buy the entry level actual Mac mini, that is the i3, 128 GB and I swapped the memory with my own.
The prices here are quite step and that is what I could afford right now, if I want a new computer with the Apple logo:
Same here. had the i9 and it was terrible, and went Mac Mini +13".Bought an i7, 32 ram, 1tb SSD for audio production. I don't care about the price or what the mini is wupposed to "be" in peoples eyes, it's the perfect solution for me. I like the product and I strongly dislike the current Macbook Pros.
Feels great to be back to a desktop after 10 years. Love the design of the mini, the magic trackpad and keyboard. Say what you will about Apple but there simply aren't any other computers that are this aesthetically pleasing to my eyes at least.
Looking forward to see the new Apple display, currently using the cheapest monitor around until I find one I really like.