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I have a Mac Mini that is really slow - almost to the point of unusable even though it has 8GB RAM and a dual core i5. Realistically I think it is the disk i/o and I will soon switch it out for an SSD (but it'll take hours to take it apart and put it back together again and I'm lazy). Sidebar : Check out this step-by-step guide to replacing HDD with SSD[^] -- you basically rip the entire Mac Mini apart and rebuild it.
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Wow! 6K in the PC world could buy an incredible machine. I would get an AMD 3800 and a Titan RTX and who knows what else along with a really nice monitor. That would be a fun shopping spree. I had one at work six months ago with a budget considerably larger. That was great fun!
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Overpriced, underspecced, doesn't work well with others, closed off in every way possible, not nearly as innovative as they used to be, disastrous for the environment and poor kids in Asia and Africa.
"It just works" had been debunked over and over.
Yet people keep buying it and feel proud about it too.
You could've seen this coming
That's almost as bad as replacing the drive on my 2005 iBook (so old it had a PowerPC G4, not an Intel processor). That was really complete disassembly - with more bolts & screws than I care to think about - and of many different sizes & thread types (I still get flashbacks...).
My 2008 MacBook Pro was simple in comparison - the main drive was in the battery compartment, so could be replaced very simply. Even replacing the CD-ROM drive with an SSD was extremely simple (granted, I'd bought a suitable bracket to mount the SSD).
Java, Basic, who cares - it's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy cr*p
Ooh! And if you want to lay this white elephant on its side, that'll cost you another $500 - a real bargain!
EDIT: I looked up similar computers. You appear to be getting an "Apple discount" of about USD 1,500 to 2,000 (33% to 50%) on the price over other brand names. I can't quite see who would be the market for this...
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