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wuster
Mar 24, 2008, 02:05 AM
I bought a Mac mini (Core 2 Duo 2.0 2GB RAM) back in September during the last update and have been using that for several months. In this time, it has served its purpose well, but I decided to buy a new Mac Pro for these reasons:

* Dual monitor support
* Internal HD expansion (the ext HDs on my desk was cluttering up)
* Better graphics card options
* Early 08 update made it so much more affordable
* ... etc

Now that I can hook up the Mac Pro to my primary monitor and the living room TV, I can't imagine anywhere else in the house to put the mini. I don't even need it as a media center b/c the Mac Pro takes care of that. My gut feeling says to sell it on eBay but I just like it so much due to its compactness!

I'm wondering if any of you are using it for any other creative purposes (as a secondary computer) within your household. If so - what are you using it for?



airjuggernaut
Mar 24, 2008, 02:21 AM
You could use it as a local file server.
OR
Give it to family/friends/charities that need it.
OR
Just go ahead and sell it :D

shu82
Mar 24, 2008, 07:16 AM
You could always hook it to another TV. Put it in your kitchen maybe.

Q-Dog
Mar 24, 2008, 11:04 AM
I'm using one in the bedroom. It is a nice, quiet machine for late-night surfing, movies, etc.

GoCubsGo
Mar 24, 2008, 11:07 AM
I'm using one in the bedroom. It is a nice, quiet machine for late-night surfing, movies, etc.

heh heh I'm such a child....I'll leave it at that!


I would most certainly keep the mini as a file server or something along those lines. Perhaps put all of your media on it and use it as your media server? I would kill to have a mini for that reason. Well, not kill but you get my drift.

Q-Dog
Mar 24, 2008, 11:16 AM
heh heh I'm such a child....I'll leave it at that!

You had to go there? Hahaha. Just as I hit the button to post, I realized what I had typed.

brian

jeremy.king
Mar 24, 2008, 01:25 PM
If so - what are you using it for?

My mini has two purposes.

1) Network file server, great if you have several machines.
2) REDUNDANCY - we can't afford downtime during repairs of our laptops. If you plan to use your machine to generate income, then have a solid backup plan in case your Mac Pro takes a dump.

m1stake
Mar 24, 2008, 02:18 PM
I'd keep it. If your Mac Pro decides to have something break, you'll be so glad you have a second computer to use/troubleshoot/etc.

wuster
Mar 25, 2008, 03:37 AM
I am gonna try to see if I can sell it for a fair price:

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