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    I bought a Mini 1.4
    And I like it just fine. Original Apple user who left for windows a few years ago when my 2006 Macbook screen died. My first computer was a Strawberry G3 Imac. I really liked that machine.

    So I noticed the mac mini refurb at the Apple store and figured I give it a try. Only 4g ram and 1.4 ghz. Everything works just fine for what I do. I don't game and my kid who did bought himself a gaming laptop for himself.

    I have been using Iphone for several years.

    I put my dell tower for sale on craigslist and already have it sold, paying for half of the mac.

    I picked the mini because it was cheap and still has lot's of ports. Plus I think Apple is going to discontinue it soon. I am using an old usb keyboard and mouse but since I like the machine ordered the magic keyboard and mouse. I also added some bose speakers, sound is fantastic.

    Really enjoying the new mini.

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    Glad you are enjoying your Mac Mini. You don't say how old it is. If I remember correctly the 1.4GHz machine is likely from around 2006 or so and if so, that's limited in what OS you can install on it and as such you might run into issues sooner rather than later with applications claiming that you need a newer version of the OS than what will run on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Glad you are enjoying your Mac Mini. You don't say how old it is. If I remember correctly the 1.4GHz machine is likely from around 2006 or so and if so, that's limited in what OS you can install on it and as such you might run into issues sooner rather than later with applications claiming that you need a newer version of the OS than what will run on there.
    It's the base Late 2014 model. He got it as a refurb at Apple Store.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Ahh, that's good then. Ignore what I said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    It's the base Late 2014 model. He got it as a refurb at Apple Store.

    And all its specs and info here:
    https://everymac.com/systems/apple/m...014-specs.html




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    If you are enjoying it, that's great. I deploy Macs at work, and our marketing team bought a bunch of these for trade show kiosks. I found them quite miserable to set up and use, for any purpose. We scolded the marketing team, and now we're trying to replace them with 8GB+SSD models.

    Apple clearly stopped optimizing macOS for 4GB RAM and slow hard disks back around El Capitan and High Sierra absolutely loathes them. This probably explains why that Mac Mini is the only thing Apple sells that still has 4GB RAM, and why people berate Apple for selling the iMacs with non-fusion drives, particularly since those aren't intended to be opened by end-users.

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