Getting myself a mac mini tomorrow! :-D

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mikemodena, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

    mikemodena

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    Well, my ibook will soon be sold on ebay... it just hit the reserve of $700, although I expect it to go much higher, as it is the one in my sig. I really
    don't need a laptop, and I want a desktop so I can use native resolution of my 17" LCD. I seem to have made a great summer job out of website design and that 12" screen is giving me migranes. I needed a bigger workspace... so two days ago I listed my ibook on ebay and will be going to the Danbury Mall tomorrow to the Apple store and buying a mac mini. I'm thinking that if the iBook (which I got as a gift anyway) sells high enough I might just have them install 1GB of ram at the store.. saves me waiting a couple days for Crucial to mail it. I would just order it from Apple.com, but I have to mail the ibook to its new owner and I can't go a week without a computer.. I'll lose too much money. Ah.. so excited! I wish I could get a PowerMac though, but I don't think I need one that bad.
     
  2. jefhatfield Retired

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    to me it sounds like, for the money, that the mini mac is perfect without having to shell out additional funds

    you already have a monitor, and an lcd at that

    good luck and have fun with your new machine
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds like the mini will work fine for you (especially w/ 1GB DDR).
     
  4. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    I use to get migranes on my 12" too, but have upgraded to the 15" PB, and haven't had any more headaches.
     
  5. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    oh yea congrats my friend....and if you ever get the cash i highly recomend gettin another gig...:D
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I am tempted by the Micro Center Mac mini (the rev A) with 1gb RAM and BT/AE for $799 right now.
     
  8. mikemodena thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.. I am getting the extra gig.. gonna get it straight from apple though and have them install it at the store.. I use Flash, Photoshop, and goLive, usually all at once.. so I can't afford to wait for the gig in the mail.

    Oh and I didn't get a chance to go today.. my mom had to work :/

    Going tomorrow morning though ;)
     
  9. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    That's $200 more and it only has 512MB more RAM than the $599 Mac mini. It'd only cost roughly $50 to upgrade to a 1GB stick. That's after buuying the 1GB stick and selling the 512MB stick.
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    My bad, that is also with the SDD....

    So just a $100 more than the $699 unit.
     
  11. jefhatfield Retired

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    thought about a mini, too

    has anyone here bought a mac mini who primarily used to have an older, professional line mac...i am using a dual 500 g4 power mac, 1 gb ram, 16 mb vram, 100 mhz system bus, and i run os x, and os 9.2 with photoshop, illustrator, and pagemaker

    i know the mini has a faster system bus, more vram, faster system ram, and a faster processor than both my 500 mhz g4s combined...on paper the mini, though a consumer product, should be able to totally out do my old 2000-2001 era power mac

    i can't see anything in the system stats of my power mac vs those of the mac mini that would lead me to believe that a new, inexpensive mac mini would not be able to totally outperform the old power mac i have now

    has anybody upgraded from an old professional mac to a mini mac or ibook for that matter? i once had a $4,100 dollar power tower pro from 1996 and replaced it with a $1,599 dollar ibook from 1999 and the ibook totally outperformed the power tower so i figure the performance lag time between a professional product line and a consumer line is probably less than two years

    in those days, an ibook was never mentioned in the same sentence as photoshop, illustrator, pagemaker, and the like but i installed them anyway and the ibook rarely crashed using those "big" programs
     
  12. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha, I was wondering how you thought it was deal. That's not a bad deal...
     

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