Secretly Beefed Up Minis Still Available?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tjwett, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    are those minis still turning up? i'm thinking of taking my chances and ordering one.
     
  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Don't hold me to it, but I believe they are still around. I don't know if they are still as "common" as they used to be, however. It could be a lot of fun to try to get a beefed up mini, just don't get your hopes up because you will be very disappointed if in fact you do not get the beefed up one. Give it a shot though!
     
  3. stridey macrumors 65816

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  4. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

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    what is a beefed up mini? is it a Mac Mini with high memory and storage? and why is it hard to get one :confused:
     
  5. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    No, actually Apple would randomly send out minis with 1.5Ghz processors and I think, but I'm not sure, 64MB graphics. It was totally by luck, almost a gamble. It got more people to buy because they would try to get this upgraded mini.
     
  6. echeck macrumors 68000

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    At least wait until next Tuesday. Of course no one knows what "fun" products are going to be unveiled, but maybe a new mini will be announced. I, for one, am desperate for a Mac Mini loaded with Front Row and the Apple Remote.

    But if not, order away! :)
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    A friend of mine bought a Mini from a reseller in the UK a few weeks back. It was a 1.5Ghz, 64Mb VRAM one.
     
  8. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    Do you know which reseller? I want to get one from John Lewis, they have a 2 year guarentee.
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It was a very small store somewhere in the Leeds/Bradford area! Basically a small local computer shop.
     
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    I managed to track one down, but if there is a Media Mac Mini coming out in the next week, I think I'll be selling on my stealth edition!
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I'd wait till next week. Why you ask? Consider your options:

    1. Don't wait, buy one now - you gamble on getting either what you paid for or getting the secretly beefed-up Mac mini.

    2. Wait - you either get to buy a very publicly beefed-up Mac mini or if one doesn't eventuate, you get to run your gamble from option 1.

    Sounds like option 2 is waay more fun. If you can wait 5 days though.

    I think you can.....
     
  13. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    You have no idea how long i've been waiting lol :p , 5 days won't make much difference. :D
     
  14. tjwett thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah i'm definitely planning to wait and see what happens on the 28th. if some new intel-based mini doesn't come out then i'll probably just grab a g4 one. i just sold my dual g5 the other day and frankly i'm kind of regretting it already. but a new mini media center with touchscreen remote and video airport express would probably make me feel better. :)
     
  15. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    The "silent" bump took place as of last August's production. If you buy from any large company you are going to get a bumped mini.
     

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