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Quite an upgrade. Much snappier.,
This review is from: Apple Mac Mini MD388LL/A Desktop (OLD VERSION) (Personal Computers)
I have been using the previous generation high-end Mac Mini at work for some time. I have always felt that this previous top-of-the-line model felt sluggish, experienced long delays when opening programs, was slow to move between full screen programs, and had relatively slow Parallels/Windows 7 performance. This new Mini is what the previous generation should have been. Very fast and responsive, seamless switching between desktops, and fast Windows 7 performance via Parallels. I had been tempted to wait for one more iteration, but I am glad I updated to the October 2012 model.
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Initial post: Jan 26, 2013 3:09:49 PM PST
S. BIGER says:
You think its faster/better than the MC816LL/A that has the dedicated AMD GPU?
Posted on Jan 26, 2013 4:48:23 PM PST
If you replace the HD with SSD, it will be much faster. Nowadays SSD is very affordable, 128 GB for roughly $100 only.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2013 8:03:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 26, 2013 8:03:47 PM PST
S. BIGER says:
I was refering to the general & graphics performance. I think both models would benefit evenly from SSD performance.
Im looking to buy a mini but cant decide between the mc816ll/a vs md387ll/a
What do you suggest?
The dedicated AMD is pulling me towards the older model..
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2013 8:40:34 PM PST
If you don't mind buying used, I think the iMac 2011 is much better value at $900, with 21.5 inch IPS screen, wireless keyboard and mouse included...
Apple iMac MC309LL/A 21.5-Inch Desktop (OLD VERSION)
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