Wait for Mac Mini with 4K graphics or buy Retina iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by psymac, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. psymac macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    So tired of waiting for a Mac Mini that can support a 4K monitor at 60hz, like my Dell P2715Q, but maybe its hopeless. Now I'm thinking to just go ahead and buy the just released Retina 21.5" iMac, although I'm spending about $500 more than I would otherwise.

    Always liked the Mac Mini and using my own monitor, but I guess that strategy is not so viable anymore with how long the Mini is updated, or even retro updated, as with the 2014 model.
  2. DanGoh macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2014
    I bet the next one (probably Fall 2016) will support it, like this years MacBook Pros do. They're pretty much usually the same on the inside right?

    Wait a year + Use your bigger 27" monitor


    Buy iMac now + (-$500)

    Your choice.
  3. psymac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
  4. Apples n' Stone macrumors 65816

    Apples n' Stone

    Apr 13, 2015
    Maidstone, U.K
    That is a shame, as you probably know we have a fairly dry rumour mill about the mac mini. Wish I could help more!
  5. Crosscreek macrumors 68030


    Nov 19, 2013
    I would wait one more year if you don't need 4K right away. The new Skylake chips with Iris Pro will be out and probably along with USB Type C and Thunderbolt 3. Both these connections and this processor will support 4K much better.

    The Mini should be fully capable of 4K and the 4K iMac will have the up to date processor and porting.
  6. snow755 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2012
    you dont want too start adding too march stuff too the mac mini other wise the price will go up and we dont want that mac mini or made for user that dont want too spend too march $ on a macbook or iMac and are wanting too get in too the mac word for the 1st time the point in haveing a mac mini is too keep cost down
  7. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Think I should just hold out as long my 2010 iMac does. I was considering a mid or high end 2014 mini, but picking a monitor just confuses me. (Too many decisions to make right now.)

    After the revamp of the 21.5" iMacs, and all the software hassles I've been having lately, backing off and practicing patience (like the wonderful stalwart Mini owners here :)) is probably the best thing to do.

    Meditating on the new Mac Mini is almost certainly coming mantra. :p Make it so Apple.

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