Bummed that some of the newer Mac updates don’t come with Core i3 processors compared to their cheaper, PC counterparts? CNET’s Rich Brown says not to worry.
As spelled out by CNET’s Rich Brown in his review of the new Mac Mini, performance is good enough. Comparing it to the compact Gateway SX2840-01 desktop, the Gateway’s 2.93GHz Core i3 processor does outpace the Core 2 Duo but “in practical terms that performance difference likely won’t mean much to those shopping for a system in this price range,” he writes.
The new Mac Mini is definitely a safe purchase (and college students can get $50 off with the education discount).
Unlock MacStories Extras
Club MacStories offers exclusive access to extra MacStories content, delivered every week; it’s also a way to support us directly.
Club MacStories will help you discover the best apps for your devices and get the most out of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It’ll also give you access to advanced iOS shortcuts, tips and tricks, and lots more.
Starting at $5/month, with an annual option available.
Join the Club.
A Club MacStories membership includes:
- MacStories Weekly newsletter, delivered every week on Friday with app collections, tips, iOS workflows, and more;
- MacStories Unplugged podcast, published monthly with discussions on what we’re working on and more;
- Monthly Log newsletter, delivered once every month with behind-the-scenes stories, app notes, personal journals, and more;
- Access to occasional giveaways, discounts, and free downloads.