Apple just announced the mighty new Mac Mini with the fastest ever performance in a small package. The device starts selling at $799 for the base variant and goes up to a whopping $4199 for the top variant with Intel Core i7 8th-gen 6-core CPU, 64GB RAM, and 2TB of SSD storage.

It’s the most significant update any Mac Mini fan would have wanted. But is it even worth the price? If you do heavyweight work on your Mac, you wouldn’t want anything less than an Intel Core i7 processor, and 16GB RAM, and 1TB storage. This kind of config would cost you $2099 for a Mac Mini. Wouldn’t you buy a 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display, Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB storage, and Magic Mouse 2 for much less $1899?

New Mac Mini vs iMac

$2,099 Mac Mini

  • 3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
  • 16GB 2666MHz DDR4
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • 1TB SSD storage

$1,899 21.5-inch iMac

  • 21.5‑inch Retina 4K display
  • 3.6GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB video memory
  • Magic Mouse 2
  • Magic Keyboard

If you’re not okay with a 21.5-inch display, you can get a 27-inch iMac with even better specifications for $2499.

$2,499 27.5-inch iMac

  • 27‑inch Retina 5K display
  • 4.2GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • Radeon Pro 575 with 4GB video memory
  • Magic Mouse 2
  • Magic Keyboard

I would go for the iMac any day over the new Mac Mini. What do you think?

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