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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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mini dilemma

Hi all, I will be getting a Mac mini soon (a month or so) and there is a premium Apple Reseller near me. They are selling end-of-line mac Mini's (last generation, but brand new in box) at a reduced price.

There is a €599 2.3GHz here: http://store.compub.com/collections/...ducts/mc815b-a
With the well-known problems of the screen-flicker/blackouts, would it be a good idea to get that last-gen mini or get the late 2012 mini for €60 extra, or even a refurb mini from 2011 (which are like hen's teeth on the Apple store)?

Also, what is the max. RAM you can use in the last gen mini?

Any help is much appreciated
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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16 GB is the maximum RAM via two modules of 8 GB 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM RAM.

As for that specific mini, I would be getting a 2011 Mac mini only with the AMD GPU or if it would be the quad core model, but then again, my needs might differ from yours.
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16 GB is the maximum RAM via two modules of 8 GB 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM RAM.

As for that specific mini, I would be getting a 2011 Mac mini only with the AMD GPU or if it would be the quad core model, but then again, my needs might differ from yours.
So the mini in my link doesn't have the AMD GPU?
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So the mini in my link doesn't have the AMD GPU?
Yep, as stated at the fourth bullet point:
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Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 288MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
It might suffice for your computational needs though.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:53 PM   #5
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Cool, thanks for the info. I'll wait on the Apple online for refurbs but the mini's are few and far between.
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