why didn't I think of it before!?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by coday182, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. coday182 macrumors regular

    coday182

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    Ok I have been killing myself waiting to buy a MBP. I want a Mac sooo bad but right now all I have is my old PC. I will be waiting quite a while becuase I am about to start my senior year and realize that I should wait as close to college as I can to get it. So anyways I had a good idea. Get a cheap Mac desktop to hold me over while I;m waiting. Any ideas on what I can get for really cheap? It doesn't have to bae the greatest computer in the world, but not a slow one either.
     
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    So buy a Core Duo Mac mini I don't think you'll find anyone who would call any of the Core Duos slow.
     
  3. _Matt macrumors 6502

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    a Mac mini?
     
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    Yeah dude, macmini or a g5 iMac are cheap. THey'll hold you over for more than a year.
     
  5. coday182 thread starter macrumors regular

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    and slower (if you're talking about a powermac G4). if i were you i wouldn't waste my money on it. what i'd do is buy a core solo mini to tide ya over - cheaper, and heck, if you ever wanted to upgrade it down the line, you can buy a new processor for it.
     
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    Ok i found a intel mac mini solo. 1.5 Ghz, 512 MB, 60 GB, OSX Tiger new sealed in box for 575. Good deal?

    EDIT: found another one a little cheaper but it has an Intel 1.5GHz G4 processor... is G4 same thing?
     
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    No such thing as an Intel G4 processor. G4's are PowerPC processors, IBM. The Mac minis are Core Solo and Duo.
     
  11. coday182 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well my dad doesn't understand computers like I do so it was a no go. :( He can't understand why I would want to buy a computer (intel core mac mini) for $550, which is an awesome deal, when i already have a computer (crappy PC). Oh well. I am gonna keep on looking and trying to talk him in to it.
     
  12. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Thats my plan for the macbook :D
     
  13. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    How about a g4 laptop to hold you over. You may be able to justify a laptop do your dad since you already have a desktop.
     
  14. coday182 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll try. If anyone feels sorry for a Macless mac fan and wants to sell me something for a good deal, PM me :D
     

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