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Old Nov 23, 2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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Advice on buying Mac Mini 2012

A buddy of mine wants to sell me his mint Mac Mini 2.6GHz i7 with installed 16GB memory from OWC. Magic Mouse, but no Apple Wireless keyboard. Should I take the deal for $960?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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I would, you're saving about $100 +/-
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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As long as it has a transferable warranty and you don't mind the flicker issue...
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:27 AM   #4
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It's the tech equivalent of an irresistibly cute baby; the kind of hardware that stops passers-by, prompting compliments.
Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, full-sized HDMI, Thunderbolt, 4 x USB 3.0, SDXC slot, audio-in and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
So i will suggest after looking all these points this is a good deal to do for
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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Doesn't sound all that great to me.

He's only had it for about a month.
Why is he selling?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:34 AM   #6
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Unless you can get it for $800.00 or less, I would pass, plus I couldn't deal with the HDMI issue. Maybe think about putting those funds toward a new imac instead. My 2cents...
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:13 AM   #7
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Doesn't sound all that great to me.

He's only had it for about a month.
Why is he selling?
He says he just doesn't like the Mac 0S which I cannot comprehend. So he's staying with windows.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:34 AM   #8
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Unless you can get it for $800.00 or less, I would pass, plus I couldn't deal with the HDMI issue. Maybe think about putting those funds toward a new imac instead. My 2cents...
I might pass on buying it. Do you know when the 2012 iMac's will be released?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:42 AM   #9
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Why Would Anyone Buy a Lemon?

Until Apple fixes the HDMI output problem, or at least addresses it with a way forward plan, anyone who buys a Mac Mini is buying a lemon.

I had the cash in hand and was ready to pull the trigger and then found out the 2012 Mini's "dirty little secret" thanks to these forums.

A pity, because the mini is a nice little machine.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:47 AM   #10
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I might pass on buying it. Do you know when the 2012 iMac's will be released?
No one knows the release date...I'm going to wait for them, I think. although I have really been looking at 2011 used iMacs. The deals are getting very tempting, lots of folks selling last years model so they can upgrade to the 2012's.

The thought of getting a great deal on a 2011 27" model and upgrading the hard drives to SSD's, upgrading the ram as well, I would have a faster machine (with the SuperDrive and larger screen)for about the same money (or less) than the newer models.

OWC turnkey upgrade program is calling my name...

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/turnk...c_2011/27_Inch
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