123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Ars Technica Reviews 2014 Mac mini

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
admin
Site Admin


Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Posts: 2220
Location: U.S.A

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject: Ars Technica Reviews 2014 Mac mini Reply with quote

Ars Technica Reviews 2014 Mac mini
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Posted by: Staff

Ars Technica today posted a review of the mid-level 2014 Mac mini with an upgraded Fusion Drive. It's a fairly comprehensive review that includes multiple benchmark scores, power consumption comparisons, and general opinion of the new Mac mini. It then wraps everything up with the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The good
- Better storage, Wi-Fi, and graphics performance than last year.
- Significantly lower idle power consumption, thanks to Haswell.
- Dual-core models should be faster than 2012's dual-core model, though not by much.
- Two Thunderbolt 2 ports for external expansion.
- Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI ports support 4K screens at up to 30Hz.
- $100 price cut in low-end and midrange models.

The bad
- The second 2.5-inch drive bay is gone.
- The Mac Mini Server configuration is also gone.
- RAM is soldered to the motherboard, and the desktop is generally much harder to open up and work on.
- No 60Hz 4K support.

The ugly
- No quad-core CPU option, which limits performance in midrange and high-end models.


We think the review of the 2014 Mac mini from Ars Technica is fair and comprehensive. You should definitely check it out if you're interested in learning more.



http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/2138.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Shop Amazon:  Mac Mini  |  iMac  |   Mac Pro  |  MacBook Air   |  MacBook Pro   |  AirPort Extreme   |  Time Capsule



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.