When to buy a mac mini???

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by syzygy, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. syzygy macrumors newbie

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    Hearing rumours that they could be updated this month. wanting to buy one but always waiting until release to get most out of it. any suggestions... how long do you think i have (i get impatient)

    cheers

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  3. syzygy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    why tomorrow?
     
  4. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    By this time tomorrow, we'll see if new ones are up for grabs. :)

    Ok, if you didn't realise, it's Macworld tomorrow and Jobs will announce any new products, one of them likely to be an Intel Mac Mini.
     
  5. syzygy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah sweet... sorry new to the mac world... using linux and it does my head in, dont have the patience for it. dont get me started on windaz...

    cheers guys, will continue threat tomorrow :D
     
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  7. syzygy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hope they are free... fed up with these machines... hope the dvd-rw is standard too.. wasnt gonna pay 60 quid for the priveledge (am a uni finalist i was pushing it with the mid range one)
     
  8. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    What do you mean by this? :confused:
     
  9. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

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    I hope that they are free too, but it is unlikely that this business model will work for Apple. Maybe the one without a DVD-rw will be free... but 100% unlikely. All mac mini models likely to cost more than 60 quid. :rolleyes:
     
  10. syzygy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i suppose if they have DVR then i will shell out the extra, otherwise not interested
     
  11. clayj macrumors 604

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    Not to mention, if there ARE new Mac minis announced tomorrow, there will undoubtedly be a flood of used minis appearing on the Marketplace here and on eBay in the very near future... there should be some good bargains.

    (Myself, I might sell my Mac mini if one of the expected new machines tickles my fancy sufficiently.)
     
  12. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    If they're good enough, I might even consider saying bye bye to my iMac.
     
  13. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    The new Mac Mini may be completely different tomorrow.
     
  14. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

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    I think he meant that the £60 was the cost of the superdrive upgrade on the mac mini.. He is stuck with the mid range mini with no dvd burner because of this. While I agree with this to an extent, in the long run I would personally rather spend the same amount on an external dvd burner which would be a much faster drive and usable with more computers than just the mini.
     
  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You know you can get a better student discount if you go to the apple store through http://apple.procureweb.ac.uk/
    so for example right now you can get a mac mini with DVD burner for under £450, but you have to go through your university network to do it unfortunately :(.
     
  16. syzygy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeh i know, on the uni network now

    yeh in the long run, but 21st birthday this year... mac osx 10.5 leopard as i understand is on horizon (and i would prefer a powermac or iMac 20")

    this purchase is just for portability and to compensate for the poor build quality of the pc i have... hate windows and tbh, for 2 more years i cant see linux being a decent enough substitute. ;)
     

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