Help! Convince me NOT to go to my apple store and buy a Mac Mini This morning!

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  1. BillHarrison macrumors 6502

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    Please.... can't resist! I have driving directions in hand, cash in pocket. Make me stop... I don't need another computer! I have a desktop, and I am in the middle of building an HTPC.... and I want to go spend the funds for that on a mac mini! Tell me why I should not do this when the apple store opens its doors early at 9am!

    HELP!
     
  2. BillHarrison thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Buy meeeeeeeee.
    I am so small, cute and desirable...

    Your life will be incomplete without me.
     
  4. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    You guys are so mean :D

    But then again... this could be your HTMac :D Go! Buy one! :p
     
  5. BillHarrison thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This isnt going well

    I am getting dressed now....

    Make the insanity stop!

    I am trapped in the RDF!
     
  6. surfsofa macrumors member

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    A great motto in life : If in doubt, go for it!

    Do it. You'd only be postponing the inevitable otherwise.

    HTH :D
     
  7. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    hey what time should i leave to go to the malls?

    i am going to the christina mall in delaware
     
  8. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    Why would you want to buy something that cheap? Afterall, it is cheaper than some ipods!! :D Go get that sucker already. My assistant really wants one too. I told him he could be late today so he could get one, on one condition, he has to bring it to work! :p
     
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  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Nope, no gonna do it, not gonna do it. :D

    Hey at $500, one can have enough computers. And just think you can add one or more of these to the Folding@Home effort.

    I know that I don't need another computer. But when the Mac mini comes with Tiger, I will drop the dough. Already have a small Apple Gift Card from the holidays that is earmarked for it.
     
  11. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    As early as possible. Have to beat the 10-15 inches of snow that is coming this afternoon.

    Hickman
     
  12. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    HAHA

    my boss is in line waiting for kindergarden sign ups. I wonder how she is doing in the cold

    i leave to the mall right now

    hey does anyone know if the processor in the 1.25 is the same processor in the 1.42?

    edit

    oh crud i can't find my wallet this must be a sign
     
  13. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I think the answer lies in your question, somehow... :rolleyes:
     
  14. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    No, just a sign of getting older.... :D
     
  15. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    uh oh... here come the "overclocking the mac mini" threads

    hmm, I wonder if Yellow Dog Linux runs on the Mac Minis yet...
     
  16. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    well i just got back from the apple store though a snow storm

    according to the employees there, they think the processor is the 7455B one not the newer 7447A in the powerbooks
     
  17. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Aaaand? Did you buy one? :D :p
     
  18. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    yes i did the 1.42 or what they called it the 80
     
  19. SodaPopMonster macrumors regular

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    If you REALLY don't want one, get one and give it to me :D



    monster
     
  20. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys think these will sell out today?

    There is a giant snow storm in Milwaukee, and I'm having trouble clearing out my driveway to leave. Think they will all be gone very quickly? I want/need to snag a 1.42ghz one, and I hope to god they will be in stock for a few more hours.
     
  21. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Ok, now that you have it you will feel guilty for spending the money and the mini will just serve as a constant reminder of that, so you can send it to me, so you don't have to see it everyday.

    Just trying to help!

    As mentioned, you could ditch the HTPC and equip the mini as a HTMac... get a firewire mpeg encoder (EyeTV 200?) and the DVI->SVideo (or whatever you need) adaptor... Would look better than any PC under your TV and be quieter and more energy efficient most likely...

    Rob
     
  22. SteveC macrumors 6502

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    Better get off MR and get on the driveway if you want to get one. ;) hehe
     
  23. BillHarrison thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Still no mac mini for me... we have 12 inches of snow, and its an hour drive north to the store in northeast ohio. Thats in GOOD weather. Unfortunately i had to be to work at 10. I was planning to go to be there at 9, but i would never have made it back. And its still coming down here. I may have to hold off. I SOOOO want one.... it wont play hd movies, thats the only thing stopping me from putting one under my tv!
     
  24. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    If anyone went to an Apple Store this morning at 9 am, post about it and let us know how the crowds were and if they had enough Mac minis in stock to go around. I'm curious to know what everyone's experience there this morning was like. :)
     

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