|Feb 9, 2013, 10:19 AM||#1|
Is it worth it?
My wife's brother bought a Mac Mini Server but can't figure out how to use it. He wants to sell it but I don't know if it is worth buying or not, as I have a 2009 iMac and a 2010 Macbook.
It is a 2010 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 Mb
OS X 10.8
Would it be a lot slower than my 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 iMac with 16 GB of ram?
He only wants $300 US for it. Which seems cheap but I can't find how much one of those would sell for in stores.
Thanks for any advice.
|Feb 9, 2013, 10:32 AM||#2|
Those models are no longer sold in stores.
It would be slower, since it is a notebook CPU and has no dedicated GPU like your iMac has.
Mac Benchmarks by Geekbench
For 300 USD however, you could use it as media center or actual server.
Mac2Sell, Gazelle or eBay (Việt Nam, Türkiye, Česká republika, Hanguk) might be good price checkers.
PS: Your brother in law could look at the following link to figure Mac OS X out, if he has the will to do so:
To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
|Feb 9, 2013, 10:55 AM||#3|
Regardless of comparison to your iMac, $300 for that machine is a GREAT price. It's mostly 09's and older for $300 on eBay... and since this is the server model, it's more valuable. I say go for it - it'd make an awesome TV PC.
Late-09 Macbook, 16GB iPad 2
|Feb 9, 2013, 07:35 PM||#5|
Okay, thanks for your help guys. I didn't know much about the Mini line up. Now to convince the wife that I need yet another mac product in my house. Maybe the ol' ,"At this price, we can't afford not to buy it" exclamation will work.
|Feb 10, 2013, 01:57 AM||#6|
|Feb 10, 2013, 08:52 AM||#7|
rMBP 11,2 15" 2.0Ghz w/ 256GB SSD
MBA 6,2 13" 1.7Ghz w/ 256GB SSD
Mac Mini 7,1 2.6GHZ w/ 250GB SSD
2xMac Mini 6,2 2.3ghz w/ 250GB SSD
|Feb 10, 2013, 02:15 PM||#8|
300 is a good price for the machine. It's interesting because 2009 - 2011 minis are packed pretty tightly into a rather similar price range due to the low cost of minis overall.
Mac Mini 5,1, 2.3 ghz, 8GB RAM, 1.5TB (HTPC)
Mac Mini 5,2, 2.5 ghz, 16GB RAM, 500 GB HD, 256 GB SSD
|Feb 10, 2013, 02:38 PM||#9|
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