I have an old iMac (the last white Intel Core Duo 2007 20" type with 3GB RAM and 320GB HD). It still works fine, even after seven years, but if I update the OS from Snow Leopard 10.6.8, I am worried it will become a bit of a 'slug' with it's 2007 vintage processor and no ability to expand it's RAM from what it has now.
However, new 21.5" iMacs are £1149 and I am not prepared to spend that sort of money. (Despite the great looks and a 1TB HD that Is way bigger than I need.)
A new Mac Mini for £499 will run rings around our old iMac and save me £650 (minus the cost of a decent screen).
Any advice? Does the latest 'Mavericks' OS turn older iMacs into slugs? Will I miss out on anything - apart from styling - with a Mac Mini? What's the catch?
I don't need non Apple advice. We already have two other (Windows 7 Pro) computer systems in the house so I don't need to be 'converted'