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aaquib
Apr 23, 2008, 04:32 PM
I'm kind of sick of waiting. My birthday is May.25th, and my parents are going to chip in a bit so I can get a Mac mini. Im just praying it comes by then. But if not, I'm tired of waiting. I used it for the first time at the little Apple booth at Best Buy and DAMM IS IT FAST! I clicked on iTunes and in about a millisecond it was on the screen. Takes about 10-15 seconds on my Windows machine...

Do you think Im making a mistake?



Tallest Skil
Apr 23, 2008, 04:35 PM
Yes. At least... if you don't wait for a refresh.

Maybe it's just me, since I've been a Waiter for over twelve years, but I wouldn't buy with an update imminent.

CWallace
Apr 23, 2008, 05:33 PM
I would wait. It is very likely that within the next 4-6 weeks a new Mac Mini will be launched, hopefully with the upcoming Montevina platform, but at least with the Penryn CPU which will be a bit quicker and will run cooler (which can help with the cramped confines of the Mini case).

A UK member reports that a UK vendor has said the current Mac Mini's are no longer available for order from Apple, so... *fingers crossed*

mreg376
Apr 23, 2008, 05:52 PM
I'm kind of sick of waiting. My birthday is May.25th, and my parents are going to chip in a bit so I can get a Mac mini. Im just praying it comes by then. But if not, I'm tired of waiting. I used it for the first time at the little Apple booth at Best Buy and DAMM IS IT FAST! I clicked on iTunes and in about a millisecond it was on the screen. Takes about 10-15 seconds on my Windows machine...

Do you think Im making a mistake?

No. If you want one, buy it and enjoy it, now. There will always be updates. Whichever Mac you buy you'll be looking to buy a new one in a few years anyway. In the meantime you're denying yourself now. Even though the specs of the model-that-probably-doesn't-even-exist-yet will be better than the current models it doesn't mean it'll be a difference you'll even be able to feel. Go for it.

aimfire
Apr 23, 2008, 06:02 PM
Bah, I'm in the same boat... seems like whenever I need to get a new Mac, there's always an update "any time now", lol!

I need a Mini NOW, so I'm just gonna go buy one tonight, upgrade it myself to 2 gb ram. I figure at most, the next version of Mini will have a slight processor bump, wireless-N, maybe 2gb ram standard, but that's about it really.

But just in case something does come out next week, I'm going to buy it at Fry's where they have a very generous return policy with no re-stock fee.

MiBerb
Apr 23, 2008, 07:29 PM
It's been a while that on every Tuesday you read a lot of comments like Ok no upgrade this week, I'll wait for next week.

You have to ask yourself two questions and you will have your answer.

1- Is the actual Mini fulfills my needs?

2- Is it in my price range ?

Hope it helps.

By the way, I didn't wait.

timestoby
Apr 23, 2008, 07:33 PM
not that a mac mini is made for games,but id rather wait for the mini to have the x3100 instead of the gm95 or wotever the one is in at the moment.JUST HANG IN THERE ABIT MORE. im waitn to get a mini or macbook aswell and it is hard to wait lol