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mrat93
Feb 23, 2008, 12:57 PM
The buyers guide states "Do not buy - Update Soon." (I know this only means it's past its average cycle.) We're waiting to replace our 9 year old Dell.



MrT8064
Feb 23, 2008, 01:03 PM
i would have thought it should be replaced soon, it normally runs along with macbook specification, but currently the macbook is one step up on the mini!

if i were you, i would get an iMac, bare in mind that with the mini would would also need to get a screen, keyboard and mouse, webcam, speakers etc etc... the iMac would seem a better choice, and is fairly cheap on ebay.

mrat93
Feb 23, 2008, 02:01 PM
i would have thought it should be replaced soon, it normally runs along with macbook specification, but currently the macbook is one step up on the mini!

if i were you, i would get an iMac, bare in mind that with the mini would would also need to get a screen, keyboard and mouse, webcam, speakers etc etc... the iMac would seem a better choice, and is fairly cheap on ebay.

We already have all of the peripherals, except for a webcam but we don't really need that.

MacSA
Feb 23, 2008, 02:53 PM
As big an Apple fan as I am, it pains me to say this, but I think the Mini represents the worst value computer you can by from any manufacturer in the world right now.

For example, here in the UK, I can get this from Dell:

Quad Core 2 duo, Intel Quad-Core Q6600 2.4GHz Vista Home Premium 2048MB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, 128MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro, 16x DVD +/- RW, Keyboard/Mouse. 379 Base Unit Only.

That's 20 less than the 1.8Ghz Mac Mini.

ipodtouchy333
Feb 23, 2008, 03:04 PM
I definately agree. I'm waiting to get my first mac and I really want a cinema display to go along with it, but the mini is very underpowered, I think. I definately don't need a mac pro and want a cinema display so I guess I'm gonna have to wait for a mac mini update.

bstreiff
Feb 23, 2008, 03:39 PM
i would have thought it should be replaced soon, it normally runs along with macbook specification, but currently the macbook is one step up on the mini!

The last generation mini had lagged behind the MacBooks for a long long time before the refresh in August. I expect they'll lag behind quite some time before they go Santa Rosa, as well. :( (there was a ten-month difference in the MacBooks going Core 2 and the minis; at that rate, they won't be SR until August.)

Anyway, I purchased a Mac mini (shortly after the refresh) because I wanted to have a very small nearly-silent machine, I already had a monitor and keyboard, and I wanted to give OS X a try. Even at the time, it was a little pricier than alternatives, but alternatives are larger and noiser. ;D

AustinD
Feb 23, 2008, 05:03 PM
I definately agree. I'm waiting to get my first mac and I really want a cinema display to go along with it, but the mini is very underpowered, I think. I definately don't need a mac pro and want a cinema display so I guess I'm gonna have to wait for a mac mini update.

Why the desire for an ACD? From what ive skimmed through on here theyre not worth the steep price.