Apple Mac mini 2.3GHz Quad Core Intel Core i7 4GB 1TB (2012)  - £555.99 With Code @ Dabs.com (ordered on request)
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Apple Mac mini 2.3GHz Quad Core Intel Core i7 4GB 1TB (2012) - £555.99 With Code @ Dabs.com (ordered on request)

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Found 25th Oct 2014
Recently reduced price due to the release of the 2014 models.

However, as they have locked down the new models in terms of upgrading RAM/HDD/SSDs this might be of interest to some people.

It's also a quad core i7 model which is no longer available,

£555 + 99p Delivery Using CODE slime25

Thanks to 'lovedove' for the discount code.

2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
4GB memory
1TB hard drive
Intel HD Graphics 4000
OS X Mountain Lion (free upgrade to Yosemite)

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cant understand why this is going cold... Its a good saving for a powerful piece of hardware and you dont need the big bulky usual mac screens!

I bought one of these this week from Very.co.uk for £569 including free next delivery, but it seems they've now sold out:

very.co.uk/app…prd

I've no idea whether they'll be getting more stock in, but it might be worth keeping an eye on that link. All the 2012 models are selling out very quickly everywhere.

Advantage of these 2012 models is they're quad-core i7 and the RAM can be upgraded. The new 2014 models have a better graphics chip but nothing can be upgraded and they're slower.

DavidMcCall

cant understand why this is going cold... Its a good saving for a … cant understand why this is going cold... Its a good saving for a powerful piece of hardware and you dont need the big bulky usual mac screens!


Because the new models have been released and they are cheaper

Sambat

Because the new models have been released and they are cheaper



Only ONE of the new models is significantly cheaper - but it is also much slower, has half the hard disk space, and cannot be upgraded, at all, ever.

So in reality, it's not cheaper at all - you're just getting a much lower spec computer for less money.

Newer does not necessarily mean better.

Original Poster

My local apple store is running all the old Mac minis at reduced prices. Same price for this model.

580 bones and no SSD. Welcome to Apple world.

JoolsG4

Only ONE of the new models is significantly cheaper - but it is also much … Only ONE of the new models is significantly cheaper - but it is also much slower, has half the hard disk space, and cannot be upgraded, at all, ever.So in reality, it's not cheaper at all - you're just getting a much lower spec computer for less money.Newer does not necessarily mean better.



I didn't say they were better.....
Ps you can upgrade the hdd.

Original Poster

Sambat

I didn't say they were better.....Ps you can upgrade the hdd.



Is there space for two drives like the 2012 model?

Sambat

[Ps you can upgrade the hdd.



Actually, I couldn't and I suspect neither could most people without some T6 Torx Security screwdrivers, some considerable dexterity and lots of confidence in taking apart machines that are not designed to be opened.

Have you seen what it takes to get inside one of the new models?

macrumors.com/201…wn/

Is the CPU upgradable?

Sid Harper

Is the CPU upgradable?


No, the ram is soldered in now as well. What a backward move.

samwise944

Is there space for two drives like the 2012 model?


Yes but it's hard to do.

Banned

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Banned

Sambat

No, the ram is soldered in now as well. What a backward move.



not in terms of their profits

I would very a new alienware x51 instead of this!

ASD007

I would get a new alienware x51 instead of this!

great deal, I bought the 2010 Mac Mini, still going strong after 4 years of heavy use.

I have the new Mac Mini (2.6Ghz) - I was holding out and hoping for a new Quad Core, but it didnt happen.

Ive had it a few days now, more than happy with it - graphics wise it will run Tomb Raider at 720p really smoothly - laggy at 1080p, and really stuttery at 2560x1440.

8GB Ram is generally more than enough on OSX, but the lack of SSD in the base models does slow down booting up a little (but its so low-powered you never really need to turn them off - just sleep).

Personally I'd go for the newer model, and live with the better graphics, 8GB Ram and newer processor - I cant say whether the processor is any slower or not - I suspect for most applications you couldnt tell.

If anyone has huddlebuy - you can save a few percent on new (around 5-7% I think).

will run Minecraft?

Original Poster

jdub

will run Minecraft?



Twice.

Where are they going to order it from, Walt Disney?

"Ordered upon request"

Translation from Dabs speak - "Forget about it".


I dont get it, 580 for just that seems like a lot for very little ? Its only about as powerful as a phone . Would it be able to run Battlefield 4 on Ultra settings ?

MinerWilly

I dont get it, 580 for just that seems like a lot for very little ? Its … I dont get it, 580 for just that seems like a lot for very little ? Its only about as powerful as a phone . Would it be able to run Battlefield 4 on Ultra settings ?



Only about as powerful as what phone? I want that phone.

MinerWilly

I dont get it, 580 for just that seems like a lot for very little ? Its … I dont get it, 580 for just that seems like a lot for very little ? Its only about as powerful as a phone . Would it be able to run Battlefield 4 on Ultra settings ?



No way, that's absurd, there's no mobile phone that has CPU power as powerful as in this mac mini. Mobile phones mainly use RISC based ARM cpus designed to use little power, different architectures and this has massively more power than a mobile SOC.

You can't really compare the amount of cores and clock speed between completely different processor architectures. Mobile SOCs have definitely got more powerful. In fact there's quad core ARM SOCs that aren't as good as higher end dual core ARM SOCs, comparison in the same family is possible of course. Try comparing a modern eight core AMD with a quad core Intel for example, it doesn't work in terms of simply comparing cores or clock speed, they are almost entirely unimportant factors in the comparison.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 25th Oct 2014


No, the ram is soldered in now as well. What a backward move.[/quote]

Ram soldered in, what`s next for apple the battery?

yerarse

No, the ram is soldered in now as well. What a backward move.Ram soldered … No, the ram is soldered in now as well. What a backward move.Ram soldered in, what`s next for apple the battery?



You have to treat Apple as you would a car, most people buy a BMW and don't change the engine or the gearbox, they just use it and drive it. It does the job really well if a little overpriced.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 25th Oct 2014

The new minis are hard drive upgradeable, just the Ram is no longer

Use code slime25 to get this down to £555.

Edited by: "lovedove" 26th Oct 2014

fishmaster

You have to treat Apple as you would a car, most people buy a BMW and … You have to treat Apple as you would a car, most people buy a BMW and don't change the engine or the gearbox, they just use it and drive it. It does the job really well if a little overpriced.



There is always room for more RAM which WILL improve your computer in the long run especially if its older. Don`t compare it to a BMW as that`s a car which you could say you could fit a better exhaust or wheels and tyres which would improve the car.

yerarse

There is always room for more RAM which WILL improve your computer in the … There is always room for more RAM which WILL improve your computer in the long run especially if its older. Don`t compare it to a BMW as that`s a car which you could say you could fit a better exhaust or wheels and tyres which would improve the car.



Apple want you to replace your unit frequently.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 26th Oct 2014

fishmaster

Apple want you to replace your unit frequently.



Probably pay there dodgy Tax avoidance as well while your bringing the product back to upgrade a bit of RAM.

none left

Oh I get it, ordered upon request
But it doesn't give opportunity to enter the code??

Original Poster

MacHaq

Oh I get it, ordered upon requestBut it doesn't give opportunity to enter … Oh I get it, ordered upon requestBut it doesn't give opportunity to enter the code??



It does just after you enter your shipping address or sign into an account.

Has anyone had their order confirmed from the "ordered upon request" message?

bob_regis

Has anyone had their order confirmed from the "ordered upon request" … Has anyone had their order confirmed from the "ordered upon request" message?



Got a confirmation, which includes the discount. Delivery is 99p

mat2090

The new minis are hard drive upgradeable, just the Ram is no longer



That's bad news. I recently upgraded my 2011 mini to from 2Gb to 16Gb Ram which it accepted without problem. A cheap upgrade from Crucial. Not so cheap to 'configure' from Apple now.

if anyone fancies one that's actually in stock then see the deal I'm about to post

hotukdeals.com/dea…213 £6 more but taking a HUKD nosedive (typical Apple haters!)

I have cancelled my order with Dabs and gone for the deal in post 39.

I emailed Dabs a query about my payment card and they replied with this...

Hello Bob,

Thank you for your e-mail,

I have had a look on the website and it does look like the product is currently out of stock and we don't have a due date for when we will be receiving more,

Best wishes,

Ben
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