this "new" Mac mini is laughable

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jj.liu.james, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. jj.liu.james macrumors newbie

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    did I just see the first ever downgrade release????

    I guess Tim could not say this is the best Mac Mini ever this time.

    without Steve Jobs, Apple is no longer Apple. no vision is expected. but downgrade??! to promote Mac Pro?
     
  2. BiteDisAppleD macrumors newbie

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    Was this thread necessary?
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Newbie joins the forum and her first post is this one. I see a lock or a delete in the near future.
     
  4. canadianpj macrumors 6502

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    Then don't buy it. Problem solved. Move on.
     
  5. Tough Guy macrumors regular

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    There is no defending this Mini.

    It was gimped and the price was only reduced $50 in Canada.

    Yearly downgrades now?
     
  6. crawler1975 macrumors regular

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    well, we always get the shorter end of the stick here in Canada...
     
  7. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    Good post. Ignore the apologists. Mini fans got reamed by Apple.
     
  8. Crosscreek macrumors 68030

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    It's a lesson in if you want performance then buy an iMac or Pro. ;)
     
  9. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    Remember to add 29$for the dvi adapter since they removed that. You save 20$ for a big apple turd;)
     
  10. fathergll macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Just remember to throw out your monitor if you go the iMac route or pony up 3k for a Mac Pro. Have fun .
     
  11. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    Maybe we should wait for some reviews to see if the base is slower then the last one....on a specs positive it now comes with 4g ram compared to 2g,has usb 3 compared to usb 2.
     
  12. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    Not a biggie.

    Both my Minis came with adaptors that I didn't want, so I had to buy another. Better to not include an adaptor in the box (and the price), and let customers buy one to suit.
     
  13. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    It would have also been nice if the the 2014 999$ high end mini was not out performed by they 2 year old 799 Mid 2012 Mini.

    I would rather the did not charge 200$ more for an inferior computer. I guess you can't please everyone!!
     
  14. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    The 2012 base mini had 4 GB of RAM.
     
  15. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    I stand corrected,was looking at 2011 release specs.
     
  16. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    And USB3.
     
  17. fathergll macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. I mean why not buy one of the other many choices Apple has out there for a standalone desktop. Oh wait...they don't have any other choices besides the Mac Pro. :eek:
     

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