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Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call

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"I can get a PC that out-performs the Mac for a-half-to-a-third of the price"

The "all options ticked" Mac Mini runs to c. £2000. An equivalent-specc'd Windows PC would run to (unles I've made a mistake) £1215*. However, this doesn't quite tell the whole story - it's not as small, some of the case materials differ, and it doesn't look the same. Plus, by buying parts, you're not exposing yourself to the cost of paying someone to build it for you, nor take on the support burden. Now, obviously whether the size of appearance of the computer is an issue is subjective, but it is fairly obvious that there is a cost attached to all of those things, and it's up to the end consumer to decide if it's worth it or not (for me, no it's not). And obviously, there's the whole software environment thing...

* https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/76R3jy if anyone's interested in checking my working

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