I was thinking of getting a mac mini but i not sure what would be better for my C++ programming i5 or i7?I was planning to do some crypt programming.I never use a mac mini before so this will be my first.Anyone know what good tools would be good? Iwas looking at Xcode but just want to know what you guy's think:)
i7 is not next gen, but i7 has usually bigger L2/L3 caches. There are no huge differences in performance between i5 and i7 (typically within 10-20% clock-to-clock), however there are 4-core i7 Mac Minis. So 4-core i7 is a better option than a 2-core i5 obviously.