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Any benefit upgrading from 2012 Mac Mini?

 
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DellApple
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:49 pm    Post subject: Any benefit upgrading from 2012 Mac Mini? Reply with quote

I have an i7 Mac Mini I purchased in 2013 which I believe is the 2012 model released the fall of that year. Is there any benefit to upgrading to the newer 2014 model? I understand the ram and hard drive can not be released on the newer model.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2014 Mini has better wireless and better graphics, from what I've read. If these are important to you, then you might benefit from an upgrade. If you're not pushing the limits of either on your 2012 model, I can't see any other value for the money.

On the other hand, you might be able to extract a very good price for your 2012 from someone desperate for the quad-core i7 processor. If I'm not mistaken, dual-core i7 is the best you'll do on a 2014 Mini.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hard drive is upgradable on the 2014 mini, but doing so is a bit more complicated than it is on earlier models.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way more complicated in fact i looked wow it makes older models look better.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Main difference for me was 1) multiple high resolution screens (two thunderbolt/dvi ports) and 2) faster SSD speed. I needed 1) and 2) was a bonus.
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