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2012 i7 mac mini 16gb opinions
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2012 i7 mac mini 16gb opinions

Im not doing anything crazy as far as track counts and vi’s. Just singer songwriter stuff Some superior drummer. Im using a 2009 imac core 2 duo on its last legs.

I found a 2012 mac mini i7 with 16gb of ram it will run my os 10.8.5 with protools 10 and keep all my old crap going a few more years. It’s about $350 from a reputable mac resale guy ive bought from before. Good dude who dont sell junk and takes care of ya.

I also own logic i could go with the new mini i found one with 32gb ram for $800 but that’s more than i want to spend and alot of old software would be gone or i would have to spend hundreds upgrading.
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I also own logic i could go with the new mini i found one with 32gb ram for $800 but that’s more than i want to spend and alot of old software would be gone or i would have to spend hundreds upgrading.
Where on Earth did you find a 2018 Mac Mini with 32GB RAM for $800? That’s virtually the price of the 32GB RAM option direct from Apple
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locally and upgraded by the guy probably with aftermarket ram
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Precisely I just bought a mac mini 2012 with the specs you described, in my opinion it is a more than capable machine, my situation was similar to yours if bought something newer I had to upgrade software and spend more money and I did not see the need for that since my software does exactly what I need. I got the mac mini because I had a macbook pro with similar specs that pretty much died on me. I believe it is all about your needs but power wise the mac mini 2012 is many times better than your current set up for sure.
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