winter wrote: »
I'm slowly growing open to the idea of an iMac after much discussion with a friend about getting a "real" computer. The Mac mini is good but the iMac certainly has more horsepower including discrete graphics and our constant back and forth has sort of opened my mind.
winter wrote: »
He says (and I reluctantly agree with him on this) that the mini is getting weaker and weaker and that Apple rather than even put in a decent core i5 (even a dual core) like I feel is in my 2011 model will instead put in a Core M processor which I feel is trash.
Thus what he feels is I should step up my game if I am going to remain an Apple fan to something with Iris Pro in it.
He hates Apple so in the thick of things he feels I should "get a real PC" but if I'm going to stick with Apple,
get away from the mini and move on up a bit since my finances don't call for a Mac Pro and I don't really need it what I do on it.
This is good..
So I guess later this year intel NUC with skylake will have HDMI 2.0, DP 1.4 will support at least 2 4K monitors..
DP will daisy chain another 4K monitor at 60hz(?).
I don't think iGPU can't be hardcore gamer. But it will be great for stock trader who don't need external GPU to support more than 2 4K monitors.
NUC will be cheap and great for that. I hope Mac mini update the skylake this year as well(HDMI 2.0).
This year is too early for DP 1.4, but the standards have shifted pretty fast in the last year or so. DP 1.2 was finalized in 2009, yet many of its features were barely used until the second half of 2013.
The 13" made a switch from Haswell to Broadwell. That typically carries a longer refresh, but they have been more willing to do things like that with the 13" compared to the 15". The 15" got a new discrete gpu. That's very unusual for anything short term. I could see a form factor change on the next major refresh.