Wrong listed specs?

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  1. BoneDaddy, Jan 30, 2017
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  2. jpietrzak8 macrumors 65816

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    I don't recall any. A quick check of the Mac Mini Wiki page doesn't list any quad-core i5 options either...
     
  3. treekram macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at the listing, the only thing wrong about it is the "quad core" in the title, the "Item Specifics" in the Description are OK. The i5 used in this Mini is dual-core with hyperthreading, which makes it appear to the OS that there are 4 threads, not 2, which would be the case if the i5 did not have hyperthreading. Did the seller use the term "quad core" to deceive the less educated buyer or is is the seller unclear about how these Intel processors work? I don't know. But if you did have a quad-core i5 (there are some available, but not in the 2012 Mini and I don't believe they are offered for mobile processors, which all Mini's have used since they moved to the current case), it would not have hyperthreading and so wouldn't offer all that much advantage over the dual-core with hyperthreading.
     
  4. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    'Mac Mini', 'i5' and 'quad core' are three phrases that, unfortunately, do not go together.

    Other than that, putting in 16Gigs of RAM and an SSD, and it's a mighty fine machine.
     
  5. BoneDaddy thread starter Suspended

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    Thanks all. I am pretty well versed on everything Mac, I just gave myself the opportunity to think I may have missed something.

    It just popped up in my feed, so I bid and won. Otherwise, I don't need it. Just thought it was going to be an insane deal. Guess I gotta cancel.

    Everyone have a good week.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    It's a case of "seller didn't understand what he was selling" and "buyer didn't understand what he was buying".
     
  7. BoneDaddy thread starter Suspended

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    Not exactly. I understood. I just acknowledge the possibility that I didn't get something. There was only three minutes so I decided to bid, just in case he accodently put i5 instead of i7.

    After, I looked up the serial number. That's when I pretty much knew.
     

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