1. Ron7624's Avatar
    I've bought a mid level 2014 Mac Mini for my wife. It is great and my admin login makes me drool for my own Mac. I have several iOS devices and the transition from Windows was no problem.
    My question has to do with saving a few dollars though. I can only guess that the entry level with a 1.4 ghz chip will be very noticible to me if I get one of those for myself. I want something running Yosemite of my own. Since her mid level has a much faster 2.6 chip and double the ram, I'm worried I will notice a big difference.
    Will the difference be very noticible? Does anyone have both? Tia folks.
    Last edited by Ron7624; 03-22-2015 at 07:59 PM. Reason: Fix heading and clarify question
    03-22-2015 07:45 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    First you need to decide if you want/need the portability of a laptop. I don't have both and you'll probably find very few with both since the MacBook just came out. But yes the MacBook is slower than the Mac mini. But if you're just browsing the web and watching movies it probably won't be that noticeable. With something like video editing and rendering, it may be.
    03-22-2015 08:54 PM
  3. Ron7624's Avatar
    I guess I wasnt clear. I am asking only about Mac Mini's only.
    Will the 1.4 entry level Mac Mini be a lot slower than the 2.6 mid level Mac Mini if just used for surfing the web.
    03-22-2015 09:06 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    For just surfing the webno. There shouldn't be much speed difference.
    03-23-2015 05:55 AM
  5. PortCity79's Avatar
    Keep in my that the difference between the 1.4 and 2.6ghz Mac mini is more then just ghz. You get double the ram (which is no longer user upgradable), double the hard drive space, and better graphics. That alone may be worth the extra $200 if it's in your budget.
    Hectorius likes this.
    03-23-2015 08:38 AM

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