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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 118 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mac mini 2018

    Posted
    Macnerd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I had a 2012 Mac mini that lasted 6 years & 9 months. I had read that Apple may come out with a new mini. I'm glad that they did. Earlier this month (April) I downloaded the latest Mojave update. The mini rebooted to the Desktop. I could move the cursor around but clicking the mouse did nothing. I couldn't shut down the mini. I had to force the mini to shut down. When it rebooted, it froze at the bootup screen. I went down to Best Buy & bought a new mini. I paid extra for 3 years of Apple Care. So far, so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Major Improvement Over 2012 Server

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    Ne10
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I used a maxed out version the previous Mac Mini (Late 2012 Mac Mini Server i7). It was a rock solid machine for all 5 years I used it. The last year has been rough though. Just browsing websites caused the machine to use the fan at full speed. Using Adobe applications would cause it to get super hot to the touch. Lagging was also starting to occur, if I was doing too many things at once. This new version is a significant improvement. Since I've bought it, the fan hasn't run once, even with 12 Illustrator and Photoshop tabs open and running videos in the background. In fact it doesn't even get warm to the touch. It's so wonderful to be able to work without hearing a constant blowing noise. The speed at which projects render and load are also greatly improved. This should be no surprise jumping form a 3rd generation i7 with 4 cores to an 8th generation i5 with 6 cores. It really is blazing fast. Performance aside, I do have some gripes with it. First and foremost is the fact that my Thunderbolt screen is no longer compatible without an expensive adapter. I thought this was kind of a middle finger to long time users, especially since Apple no longer produces a display. I also don't like how they only include 2 USB 3.0 ports. I get that USB C is better, but none of my office peripherals use it. And because I had to give up my Thunderbolt screen, that reduced my available ports even further. A $30 dongle added 6 ports, but I do think it is incredibly silly being that this is a machine meant to be used in an office environment. The WiFi also has major issues. Out of the box I was getting less than 1 mbps. After renewing the DHCP lease, and resetting my network a few times, I was able to resolve the issue, but I still experience WiFi slowdowns that I did not have with my old Mac Mini. Lastly, I really miss being able to have a secondary internal hard drive. I'm fine running one on the outside, but it is much less secure. Overall I really like the upgrade. At $1,050 It's a great value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend