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I was waiting for the newest Mac Mini to see if that nasty, inefficient case-design had been fixed. It wasn’t, so I bought the most expensive, 27” Retina iMac (not the Pro).
I could have gotten the iMac Pro, but it’s rather more than I need, as I drift into retirement.
My complaint about the Mac Mini (after owning five of them, all generations) is that they overheat. The one on my desk is sitting on a wire rack in the open air, with a USB-powered fan underneath it.
Even so, it gets hot periodically, according to SMC Fan Control. Even with the fan manually cranked as fast as it goes.
My office and my desk are NOT hot, nor poorly ventilated. I like my A/C, too. The Mac Mini just does not have a good design that allows for good enough airflow, and the chips age quickly as a direct result.
I’ve bought my last Mac Mini. The current one is crashing horribly, and I have to power it down and restart if I want to get any work done.
I have been a professional Mac consultant since 1985, by the way. I’ve seen Mac Minis with similar heating issues with dozens of clients. I want a computer that will last me ten years. My Mac Minis tend to last maybe three or four.