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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lebigmac, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. lebigmac macrumors newbie

    lebigmac

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    I'm currently using a Siemens Windows XP Notebook (14-inch widescreen, Celeron, onboard-graphics)

    I've got an offer from a friend, a PowerBook user, who want's to sell his mini with 19-inch Sony TFT-Display. It's a Core solo with 2 GB of RAM.
    It would cost me 1400 Dollars (1100 Euro).

    I know that's not cheap, buit I could pay it in six rates and had the Mac now!

    Should I instead save the money an buy a different Mac in six months?

    Since I don't have rich parents and don't have any shares I could sell, should go for the mini?

    Thanks for your thoughts!

    lebigmac
     
  2. extraextra macrumors 68000

    extraextra

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    That seems really expensive. What are the Ghz of the Mini, and is it a Superdrive? What size is the HD?
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    that's too expensive.

    a brand new high-end Mac mini (with Core Duo - not Solo) is $799 and you could probably find a 19" monitor for under $300 and RAM upgrade would be around or under $200. that's $1300: $100 less than what your friend is asking.
     
  4. wPod macrumors 68000

    wPod

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    1) too expensive
    2) dont mix friends and money (especially credit when you 'owe' them!)
    3) be patient and get a mac when you have the money saved.
     
  5. lebigmac thread starter macrumors newbie

    lebigmac

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    That's exactly what I secretly felt.

    I think I save for MB Pro or a bigscreen-iMac...

    Thanks for Your advise!

    lebigmac
     
  6. lebigmac thread starter macrumors newbie

    lebigmac

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    AFAIK there was only one Core single model and that had 1,5 GHz.

    As you all said, it's truly too expensive...

    lebigmac
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good choice, your friend was not giving you a good deal lebigmac. :eek:
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yeah, save your money and you'll be able to get something better down the line.
     

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