You Really Shouldn't Buy the new Mac Mini
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So, what does this mean? At best, it means only very modest improvements for some models, certainly less than most would expect from a system as old as the 2012 Mac mini. At worst, it means a dramatic decrease in performance, with some 2012 configurations absolutely destroying their 2014 counterparts in multi-core wowoworkflows.
Selfishly, I'm actually happy that my 2012 Mac mini is still the best mini on the market. As someone who loves gadgets though, this is crazy! How did Apple wait over 2 years to release a new computer that is marginally faster than its predecessor, and has numerous new downsides (the non-replaceable RAM in particular)? If you're in the market for a Mac mini, I would really look into checking eBay, where you can get a better deal.