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MonksMac
Dec 23, 2006, 04:48 PM
Can anyone tell me what the size of the box the mac mini comes in?



jsw
Dec 23, 2006, 04:52 PM
Can anyone tell me what the size of the box the mac mini comes in?
Not exactly, because mine's stored away, but, as a guess, it's about 7"x7"x4". It's tiny.

MonksMac
Dec 23, 2006, 04:56 PM
I was wondering because I saw a Mac Mini sized box under the tree for me, and wanted to be sure. I don't know exactly because it is wrapped.

MonksMac
Dec 23, 2006, 05:02 PM
Hmm... I measured it and according to my (probably wrong) measurements the top is 9" and the side is 8.5". However the wrapping paper is pretty thick.

jsw
Dec 23, 2006, 05:05 PM
Hmm... I measured it and according to my (probably wrong) measurements the top is 9" and the side is 8.5". However the wrapping paper is pretty thick.Although I'm not sure of the exact size, the box is not nearly that cube-like, and I'm sure it's smaller.

But... hopefully I'm wrong, and that's a mini in there - or a box full of money to buy a Mac Pro. ;)

MonksMac
Dec 23, 2006, 05:08 PM
The reason I think it is a Mac Mini is beacuse it has one of those plastic carrying handles just like on the Mac Mini boxes I've seen in pictures.

hanschien
Dec 23, 2006, 05:09 PM
Can anyone tell me what the size of the box the mac mini comes in?

8.75" (w) x 8.5" (h) x 5.75" (d)

Feel for a bump at the top where the plastic handle may protrude out.

jsw
Dec 23, 2006, 05:10 PM
8.75" (w) x 8.5" (h) x 5.75" (d)
I stand corrected... that could be a mini.

I guess it was just so much smaller than my iMac and PowerMac boxes that it just seemed tiny by comparison!

MonksMac
Dec 23, 2006, 05:12 PM
8.75" (w) x 8.5" (h) x 5.75" (d)

Feel for a bump at the top where the plastic handle may protrude out.

Yeah I felt thorough the paper and there is definately a plastic handle protruding , but I can't see the color of the handle since it is wrapped.

MonksMac
Dec 23, 2006, 05:56 PM
When I looked over the package and felt it, it has some kind of padding in it. Not all over the package mind you, but there nonetheless. Then noticing a small tear in the paper and I saw a piece of green fabric. My guess is that whomever wrapped it added extra padding for protection.;)

Macmadant
Dec 23, 2006, 06:01 PM
When I looked over the package and felt it, it has some kind of padding in it. Not all over the package mind you, but there nonetheless. Then noticing a small tear in the paper and I saw a piece of green fabric. My guess is that whomever wrapped it added extra padding for protection.;)

You'll have to let us know, you can post on here using it on Christmas day, if it is a mac mini

MonksMac
Dec 23, 2006, 06:11 PM
I will keep you posted! If it is a Mini one of the first things I will do is post on MR with my Brand New Mini! Here's to hoping!:D
We will know by tomarrow night.

jsw
Dec 23, 2006, 06:16 PM
This might be a good time to switch to New Zealand time for a day or two.

Shadow
Dec 23, 2006, 07:20 PM
Good luck! I *think* I got an iPod, but its entireley a gut feeling. No idea, havn't even seen the box size yet. I hope it isnt, I have one and barley use it. Oh well, if it is I'll have a new iPod...and then be sad when the Video iPod is released...:(

MonksMac
Dec 23, 2006, 07:23 PM
This might be a good time to switch to New Zealand time for a day or two.

Huh?

nospleen
Dec 23, 2006, 07:45 PM
Ahahahaahah, when I read the thread title, I KNEW exactly what was going on. Man, I am getting older, but I still love Christmas. Sounds like you just got yourself a new mac!!:)

balamw
Dec 23, 2006, 08:02 PM
Huh?
They're almost a full day ahead you know...

B

MonksMac
Dec 23, 2006, 11:20 PM
They're almost a full day ahead you know...

B

Aha! I get it! What I meant is that we usually open gifts late on Christmas Eve or early (Midnight) Christmas day.

If it truly is a Mini it will be a miracle for me, because I will have finally convinced my father to buy one for me!
How much you wanna bet it's the low end one... ahh well at least it's a mac.

zflauaus
Dec 23, 2006, 11:26 PM
Aha! I get it! What I meant is that we usually open gifts late on Christmas Eve or early (Midnight) Christmas day.
I wish our family did that! Although, everyone, except me, is in bed by 11 lately. My sister works retail and my mom and dad go to bed early anyways.

If it truly is a Mini it will be a miracle for me, because I will have finally convinced my father to buy one for me!
How much you wanna bet it's the low end one... ahh well at least it's a mac.
I'd take the low end one! At least your getting a Mac. Although don't get your hopes up too high. You don't want to look like a fool when it doesn't turn out. But best of luck! Report back tomorrow night!

thejadedmonkey
Dec 23, 2006, 11:38 PM
Aha! I get it! What I meant is that we usually open gifts late on Christmas Eve or early (Midnight) Christmas day.

If it truly is a Mini it will be a miracle for me, because I will have finally convinced my father to buy one for me!
How much you wanna bet it's the low end one... ahh well at least it's a mac.

I have a low-end G4 mini. I don't want to hear about low-end intel systems and how slow they are right now. Actually, even my low-end G4 isn't too shabby... but if you don't like it, I'll trade you my G4 with a hard drive upgrade*:D


*from my cold dead hands. Viva la PPC!

MonksMac
Dec 23, 2006, 11:42 PM
I have a low-end G4 mini. I don't want to hear about low-end intel systems and how slow they are right now. Actually, even my low-end G4 isn't too shabby... but if you don't like it, I'll trade you my G4 with a hard drive upgrade*:D


*from my cold dead hands. Viva la PPC!

That's ok!:p I didn't mean it like that.

peter32892
Dec 24, 2006, 12:55 AM
Don't get to excited and thinking it is a mini because if you open it and it isn't you shall be really upset but I hope you the best of luck and really hope it's a mini for you. :) :D :) Merry xmas and happy holidays to all.

4JNA
Dec 24, 2006, 10:45 AM
i hope for you that it's actually a mini stack in the box.... and they pull the 'oh my, what could you ever use that thing for', and then pull the mini out of the closet! :D

I'mAMac
Dec 24, 2006, 11:06 AM
Good luck! I *think* I got an iPod, but its entireley a gut feeling. No idea, havn't even seen the box size yet. I hope it isnt, I have one and barley use it. Oh well, if it is I'll have a new iPod...and then be sad when the Video iPod is released...:(

The video ipod is already released. Am I missing something?

Maxwell Smart
Dec 24, 2006, 11:15 AM
The video ipod is already released. Am I missing something?

He's probably talking about the mythical *true* video iPod :P

mmmcheese
Dec 24, 2006, 07:26 PM
I will keep you posted! If it is a Mini one of the first things I will do is post on MR with my Brand New Mini! Here's to hoping!:D
We will know by tomarrow night.

Maybe someone packed some underwear and socks into a mac mini box, or one of the same size....the joke would be on you spoil sport! (you're not supposed to try and guess...hehe) ;)

buffalo
Dec 24, 2006, 08:48 PM
I'm hoping for an Apple Store gift card. If I get it, it'll be used towards the purchase of a refurb MB.

and on a completely unrelated note, does anyone now how old you need to be to work at Best Buy?

skoker
Dec 24, 2006, 09:20 PM
and on a completely unrelated note, does anyone now how old you need to be to work at Best Buy?

18+

TyPod
Dec 24, 2006, 11:05 PM
Just opened my Mini up. The box is tiny. My first mac and i am so happy!

McGarvels
Dec 25, 2006, 11:52 AM
So MonksMac...did you get the mini like you thought?! Hope ya did and have a great time with it!

Cheers

SkyBell
Dec 25, 2006, 12:54 PM
Hmmm...... Small. :D ;)

I have it right next to me. I'd say 6x7x3

Macky-Mac
Dec 25, 2006, 01:41 PM
Hmm... I measured it and according to my (probably wrong) measurements the top is 9" and the side is 8.5". However the wrapping paper is pretty thick.

I received a present that was this same size....I could even feel the handle through the wrapping......it turned out to be a panettone cake!

fortunately I wasn't expecting a mini and I certainly hope MonksMac is a happy guy today!

K20
Dec 25, 2006, 01:50 PM
I received a present that was this same size....I could even feel the handle through the wrapping......it turned out to be a panettone cake!

fortunately I wasn't expecting a mini and I certainly hope MonksMac is a happy guy today!


I also received a present of the same size with a handle. It turned out to be a Canon Pixma mini 260 photo printer.

Hopefully MonksMac received a mac mini! :)

MonksMac
Dec 25, 2006, 02:05 PM
Well guys I got lucky and it WAS a Mac Mini. I told you it would be the low end model. Ah, well at least it is a Mac.
Edit: I'm posting from Safari.

MonksMac
Dec 25, 2006, 02:33 PM
Another interesting thing:
My father likes the Macintosh and talked about getting one for himself! :eek:

K20
Dec 25, 2006, 02:48 PM
Nice! Congrats on the mac mini

MonksMac
Dec 25, 2006, 03:05 PM
Thanks Everyone!

clevin
Dec 25, 2006, 03:59 PM
Well guys I got lucky and it WAS a Mac Mini. I told you it would be the low end model. Ah, well at least it is a Mac.
Edit: I'm posting from Safari.

congrats

PS. it would be nice if MR enable UA display.

McGarvels
Dec 25, 2006, 07:09 PM
Congrats on the new mac! You're going to absolutely love it. I was thinking about giving a mini to my parents soon. They really need to get away from windows, and this will be a perfect machine for them and their needs.

Anyways, enjoy your new machine!:D

Cheers.

product26
Dec 26, 2006, 04:40 AM
enjoy

holamiamigos
Dec 26, 2006, 07:40 PM
thats sweet, my dad uses that computer and he has no complaints at all.. so enjoy that machine but i receommend that lacie hard drive that goes under it.. they sell it in the apple store for $130.

SkyBell
Dec 26, 2006, 08:29 PM
thats sweet, my dad uses that computer and he has no complaints at all.. so enjoy that machine but i receommend that lacie hard drive that goes under it.. they sell it in the apple store for $130.

I got that, and it works pretty well. Comes with backup software. But I don't like how it fits under the Mini. I keep it in a drawer off to the side.

Maxwell Smart
Dec 26, 2006, 08:33 PM
Congrats on the mac mini! Think of it this way, your low-end model used to be the high end model anyway! ;) Have fun.

MonksMac
Dec 26, 2006, 08:37 PM
Minus the SuperDrive.:p

mjstew33
Dec 26, 2006, 09:04 PM
18+

Not true. 16. You ahve to be 16 years old to work at Best Buy. I know this, because my friend works there ~ he's only 16.