Why did Apple drop the price of the Mac mini?

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This is the question that many of you have been asking us since the Cupertino team presented the little Mac and the answer is "quite simple to answer" in our opinion. Apple knows the current global computer sales landscape very well and is obviously aware of the financial situation of many people who want to have their first Mac and cannot. If we put these two situations that are really pure reality, a very interesting solution appears on the scene to counteract this fall in computer sales and allow more users to access the OS X world, the Mac mini. We already warned yesterday of spectacular Mac mini price and today we are going to see a small comparison with the previous entry version of this desktop.

The price of the previous Mac mini was in Spain from 649 euros and now it costs 499 euros for input models. And good, Where is the trick? Well in theory it seems easy to explain, because the passage of time since the last update has reduced the prices of the internal hardware and if we look at the specifications of both input Mac mini we can see that it has the same except the speed of the processor that is It reduces in the current version but in general it would be improved compared to the 2012 processors (we will be attentive when a specialized website destroys it)

The differences between the two Mac Mini

The 2012 Mac mini featured a 5GHz dual-core Intel Core i2.5 processor, 4GB of memory RAM and 500 GB hard drive and Current input Mac mini has a 5GHz dual-core Intel Core I1,4 ​​processor, 4GB memory RAM and 500GB hard drive, so they are really the same.

We look forward to seeing the performance tests of this entry-level Mac mini, but we can already say that if you are thinking of buying a Mac for the first time and you do not need to have a very powerful machine for editing issues and others, do not miss the opportunity to see this new Mac mini. If we need more power, we must take into account that for 699 euros we have a 5GHZ Mac mini dual core I2,6 ​​with 8GB of RAM, 1TB of hard drive and an Intel Iris Graphics video card, which is really good for that price. If we need more we have the following model but this one already has a fusion drive and reaches 1000 euros, a price that not all of us can or want to spend on a computer.

Are you convinced by the new Mac mini? We do!


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  1.   J said

    I asked myself the same question

  2.   Javi said

    Hello, I would like to know if with the € 499 model I could have a multimedia guarantee center, that is, play 1080p and even 4k videos and other daily tasks
    Saludos y gracias

  3.   Carlos said

    How do you see the 499 euro model to work with indesign, illustrator and photoshop?

  4.   Seba said

    If I am also in doubt more to work with soft audio the processor may be left behind. Tested with the 2014 i5 2,5 with turboboost at 3 it really works to work this one I don't know

  5.   Laurent said

    The low price why we are comparing a dual core with a Quad core, much faster. The Quad core was perfect for music production. Now they lost a market segment ... Dual core is not enough.