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Standard User smouty
(member) Fri 23-Apr-21 13:40:35
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Re: How unsafe is an old computer online?


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I've ordered an M1 basic Mac Mini as there are some on the Apple refurb store.

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Standard User charlestown
(regular) Fri 23-Apr-21 13:54:54
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Re: How unsafe is an old computer online?


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In reply to a post by smouty:
I've ordered an M1 basic Mac Mini as there are some on the Apple refurb store.


From everything I have seen and read the performance on these M1 machines is pretty breathtaking most of the time. I saw something on YouTube a while back with a guy who was selling his $15,000 2019 Mac Pro, because 90% of the time he found the mini was faster. He still rated the Mac Pro but wanted to sell it while it still has some kind of resale value.

It's insane that the M1 is delivering that kind of speed and this is only the beginning, but even more so that it does all of this with so little fuss. No more crazy high temperatures, screaming fans, heavy electrical consumption or spinning ball.

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Standard User smouty
(member) Fri 23-Apr-21 14:02:28
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Yeah. Given that I'm currently running an a 6th gen i5 with 8Gb which is more than fast enough for everything I want then the M1 should be OK for me.

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Standard User Pheasant
(experienced) Fri 23-Apr-21 18:16:10
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They are very snappy machines, certainly in MacBook form in my experience. I noticed that you can spec an M1 based Mini with 10GbE for £100, which all things considered is not too bad actually.

Edited by Pheasant (Fri 23-Apr-21 18:16:38)

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