He ain't heavy, he's a MacMini

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  1. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    I ordered a MacMini from the Apple Online store and it shipped today. Looking at the fedex tracking page lists the weight of the package as 63lbs!!! Maybe they have shipped me a PowerMac instead. :)
     
  2. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    ~28kg. (Thanks Google!). That *is* pretty heavy! Where'd all that weight come from? :confused:
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

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  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    iirc an emac box is 63-64lbs. perhaps they gave you a free 17" crt, kb and mouse and forgot to tell you? :p
    oh, itasor, who is that in your avatar? they look really weird with the keira hair...
     
  5. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    eMac - 50 lbs
    PowerMac - 44.4 lbs
    iMac - 18.5 lbs
    Mac mini - 3 lbs
    + packaging and extras

    Maybe it was supposed to be 6.3 lbs?
     
  6. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's pregnant :)
     
  7. MacHarne macrumors 6502

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    I shipped an iBook over a month ago and showed the weight to be 17.5 kg in my tracking information up until the last day when it was switched to 17.5 lbs (as it truly was). I'm going to guess it is either 6.3 lbs or you're getting some goodies.
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Heh, maybe you'll have a litter of baby Shuffles. Make sure you get them all housebroken, wouldn't want them widdling in random corners of the house, now. ;)

    Seriously -- when freight is shipped by Air, it is seldom billed by actual weight. The shippers bill by "cubic weight" - they take the cubic dimensions of the package, no matter how light, and multiply it by a factor to arrive at a billing, or cubic, weight. That would square with the 17 lbs for an iBook that weighs much less packaged. No idea on the 63 Lb Mini though...
     
  9. cynikal macrumors member

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    maybe someone leaned on the scale when they were weighing the package :p

    seriously, hope you get a heavier (and more powerful) machine, and if you don't, i'll buy you a mini mac if you trade me for your machien :)
     
  10. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    That's about the weight of a Macintosh Classic
     
  11. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    The guys at the customs checkpoints are probably just smuggling drugs.
     
  12. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    keep us posted! i'd like to know if you did in fact get some goodies.
     
  13. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    My PM (in shipping right now) weighs 58lbs according to FedEx.
     
  14. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Please keep us updated on this! I would really like to know if you get any sectret little extras! :D :D ;) :p
     
  15. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Heheh...reminds me of when Apple accidently sent me back someone elses repair instead of mine :) Guess it's hard to keep track of all those boxes when you're dealing with so many.

    Hope you enjoy whatever it is they shipped you!
     
  16. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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  17. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603

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    Package arrived this morning. Just what I ordered, 1 macmini. Damn, it's small.
     
  18. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Awww. Thanks kind of a dissapointment. I thought you would get something special. Oh well! Enjoy it! I know I did. :)
     
  19. MattG macrumors 68040

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    I love mine so far. Just upgraded it to 1gb of RAM and it hums along!

    And I'll have one of these soon too! I actually got it today but had to send it back to Apple because the metal was all scratched and marred looking...can't have that :)
     
  20. cardiac dave macrumors regular

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    errr... I distinctly remember hauling my new iMac from my desk down to the car after it arrived at the office... there's no way it was 18.5lbs. IIRC the 17" is around 27lbs, the 20" came in a little over 35lbs.

    Made me think that under that pretty plastic was solid steel.

    Then again... I come from the audiophile mindset that heavy = good. Lightweight = crap
     
  21. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Why it's Captain Humor, who else?
     
  22. nsutt22 macrumors regular

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    We got Mac mini's at the place i work for some of the classrooms and lemme tell u its way more fun hauling around those then G4 and G5 cases. I remember way back when we had to haul G3 All-in-ones. No fun. Thank you Mac-Mini for saving my... back :) Anyone interested in some G3-All-In-Ones? They are good anchors, paper weights, and or lawn decorations.
     
  23. swiftaw thread starter macrumors 603

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    How difficult did you find the RAM upgrade process? It is something I would consider doing if the process isn't too challenging.
     
  24. MattG macrumors 68040

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    A little nervewracking to be honest...easy to take apart, a little more difficult to put back together. There aren't any screws or anything...you basically just pull it apart. Putting it back together is more difficult because there's parts you have to align.

    Here you go:
    http://www.smashsworld.com/uploads/macminidl.php
     

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