- Forum: Current Mac Hardware
New mini is anemic as I dreaded. They eliminated the quad i7 option to protect iMac sales and didn't even give us Iris Pro. For $1450 the 13" MBA is a better deal than the slightly faster $1200 Mini although the mini is slightly more future proof if you do 16GB RAM (for $1400). There is no longer a quad i7 option under $1700 (and its really $2100 since it would be silly not to get 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD since it's no longer user upgradeable).