Hi. I'm Skip...

Rocket scientist...tech geek...husband...Dad. The name of my site refers to a line from my favorite movie. See my 1st blog post for more on the genesis of the name, but essentially it means don't EVER hold back.

Mac mini setup as an alternative to an iMac

I recently replaced my iMac at home with a new Mac Mini coupled with a 27" monitor (and NO, I didn't buy the really expensive Apple Thunderbolt Display...even though I really wanted to). The Mac Mini is an often overlooked powerful little machine that has some advantages worth considering over just getting an all-in-one iMac. Here are some of the reasons I chose to go with Mac Mini:

  • Easier to upgrade just the computer when the CPU and the monitor are separate units
  • Monitors can last through 1 or 2 CPU upgrade cycles (5+ years)
  • Apple displays are really nice but really expensive, there are more cost effective alternatives (like the one I went with)
  • Mac Mini gives you the option to buy a laptop and leave the Mac Mini running all the time (email and printer server...lots of options here)

My Setup

  • Monoprice 27" IPS Zero-G Slim Monitor
  • Mac Mini (Late 2012)
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