Mini thoughts

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Trout74, May 4, 2005.

  1. Trout74 macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
    So with all the new announcements and upgrades is anyone still happy with their Mac Mini?

    Im feeling like I want something new nad shiny and SUPER fast line the new iMac's.

    help me love my mini again

  2. joecool85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 9, 2005
    I love your mini, so much so that if you want I'll take it off your hands, how does $250 sound? I'll pay S/H! Seriously, the mini is still cool stuff, its tiny, its powerful (just as much as the eMac...even with their update) and the only thing to bitch about is the vid card...and *maybe* the slow hd, but you could always swap that out. I like them, and will get one as soon as I can save up the $$.
  3. 36183 Guest

    Jun 24, 2004
    sorry but this thread is pointless and stupid. firstly you should not be loving a computer or need help loving one. the imac has always been a better deal than the mac mini once you add up the numbers but the mini provides a good choice for those that do not have the extra money to buy a imac or just don't have the space for a extra computer.

    your mini is still a working computer, but if you honestly think you made the wrong choice you could always sell it on ebay for a reasonable price and buy a imac.

    anyone who tires to convince you to love a product is a fanboy and should not have his or her opinion respected or read.
  4. joecool85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 9, 2005
    While I sort of agree with you, but not whole heartedly, I think that was quite rude of you to say that. The guy just bought it, and with all the new updates to the eMac/iMac lineup, he might be having a little buyers remorse, give the man a break.
  5. 36183 Guest

    Jun 24, 2004
    it might be harsh, but it is true, the original poster didn't even make a clear statement.

    did he ask for advice? NO
    did he ask if anyone was interested in buying his mini? NO
    did he ask for opinions on the matter? NO
    did he ask two stupid questions? YES

    on a better note. a question to the original poster, does your mini still met your needs? if so keep it and enjoy. your machine is still running and does what you want.
    if you see that the mini is failing to met your needs, just sell it, i am sure many people will be willing to buy it off you (even i myself plan on buying a used mac mini in a few months) and you can save up for a imac.
  6. za9ra22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2003
    Had my mini for a little over 3 months and I love it... I mean It's still pretty neat for a computer (don't want to offend those lovelss souls who occasionally post here).

    So what if the eMacs, iMacs and anything elses have got updates? What difference does it make? If your mini still does what it did when you wanted one, it's every bit as lovable as it ever was. And still cute too... I mean rather cleverly designed.

    Too many people take stuff like this too seriously - got to have the latest, greatest, bestest.... if you take that line then everything you buy is out of date before you hand over your cash, so you'll always be chasing the next big thing and never ever be able to buy it.

    A computer is nothing but a tool (OK, so Wintels are more like rusty tools) so having the latest chrome-plated multi-adjustable wrench-am-y-thing is nice, but it's no better than any other tool that does the same job, and only any use at all if you've got a need for it to begin with. So the question is, does your mini run your software and do what you want it to do? If the answer is 'no', then sell it and buy the latest chrome-plated multi-adjustable wrench-am-y-thing (or an iMac if it's easier to ask for in the store). If the answer is 'yes' then it doesn't matter how many new chrome-plated multi-adjustable wrench-am-y-things have been put on the market since, it's still as good as it ever was.
  7. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    :rolleyes: edit: dang these were meant for the 'being pointless' discussion.

    Don't worry mate, save your money and keep the mini!
    Within a year or two you'll have enough money to buy a state of the art PM/iMac/iB/PB (if you save) or even a new mini (if you haven't saved enough ;)). Then you can shove the mini under your tv (or on top of your stereo - or both) and have 2 cool apple computers serving your every need.
  8. Trout74 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
    Just had a little buyers remorse, and im bored at work. Not a big deal.

    Sorry I made a *worthless post* however worthless, why even reply then?


    im out.
  9. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2004
    Somewhere close to a dairy in East Texas
  10. Daedalus macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2004
    I still love my Mini.

    I haven't found a quieter computer so far. It just sits and silently does the job, using very little electricity. I can hear things in my music that I always missed with my previous machines.

    I haven't found a smaller computer so far, at least not one that's useable as a primary machine. It actually sits behind my 20" LCD, using what would otherwise be wasted desk space. There's nothing hogging my desktop, and there's nothing putting dents in my knees.

    Is it blazing fast? Not really. But I've got Mail, iTunes, Firefox, AdiumX, and Abiword running, and all work perfectly. I serve a few mp3s to my home network. None of my applications are slow. More speed would be wasted about 95% of the time.

    Now, my Mini only does light duty work at home. But that's exactly why I bought it. No other machine does so much, so efficiently as my Mini. And though I lust for a dual G5, I'm not sure it would be a better machine for my home needs than the Mini. The Mini is perfect.
  11. Trout74 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
    Thank you!

    Very eloquent, that did it for me.

    I was weak, and you brought me back.

  12. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    His post is no less pointless than so many other posts here.

    Reading comprehension, or maybe a few months working retail in a consumer electronics type of store would help you understand his question or point.

    He has a mini. He now sees the new updates to the iMac line. He feels drawn to the "power' of the new iMacs. He seems to be happy with his Mac mini. But is looking for "validation" or "support" that the Mac mini is still a worthy computer. I took it as he was looking for guidance as to whether the new iMacs were worth him losing a few dollars over by selling it and moving to the next latest and greatest.

    You might not have gotten some of the responses you did if your last paragraph was your first post to this thread.

    Just trying for a kinder, gentler MR here. :)
  13. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Hope you are not "out" totally.

    We all go through buyers remorse, in particular with computers and/or other high-tech items. Heck, I even just bought AppleCare for my one year old eMac. And wondered if I should have saved that money by waiting for the new updates.

    What I can say is that if your mini is doing everything you want it to, then you made the right choice. Adding an upgrade to Tiger would see some performance increase. Adding RAM would even help if you are at 256 or 512mb.

    The mini has a special place in some of our hearts due to it small size, and the fact we may own a monitor that we love (yes, I understand the concept of loving a piece of hardware, verses loving a person - we can only hope that bobx goes off on people in these forums that use the word "hate", as much as he went on off on the word "love").

    If you want to be "truly" happy with a buying decision in the long-term, you might see if you could fit a PM dual processor unit in your budget. Then you will rest easier knowing that you got the best Apple is offering today.
  14. eleveneastgate macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
  15. Balin64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    In a Mauve Dream
    I concur with the last post

    The Mini does what it is meant to do very well. My girlfriend owns one, we know.
  16. rmhop81 macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    i never understood why douch*bags can't keep their's annoying how many people online think they are big and bad about everything. i've quit posting on sites bc of annoying people like you....if you're gonna say something mean or be a douch*, don't's pretty simple. i don't think he asked of help from a random douch* named bob. get your flame on elsewhere.

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