2010 Mac Mini - £350 worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Thatquadguy, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Thatquadguy macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Is £350 for a 2010 Mac Mini 2.4 ghz 2gb ram, 320m worth it?

    It's in very good condition with no marks/scratches.
     
  2. Micky Do, Apr 23, 2014
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    Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    Given that the latest base model Mini is listed at £499, it doesn't sound like particularly good value.

    In the end, it depends on the market. Being the last Mini to sport an on board optical drive (and the only one in the current form), it could command a premium.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Are refurbished Minis available from Apple in the UK? This doesn't sound like a great bargain to me.
     
  4. Jambalaya, Apr 23, 2014
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    Jambalaya macrumors 6502a

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    As above looks very pricey to me. You need to put 4 or ideally 8gb ram in it. If you add that cost a new one looks much better than this. £200-225 seems more like it. My 2009 machine is still used every day.

    EDIT: Do you know any students, they can get you an educational discount of 10%-15% probably so you can have a new machine for similar
     
  5. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    The price of second hand Minis always looks pretty grotesque on eBay, but right now there's a two month old base model complete with (non Mac) keyboard and mouse with a buy it now price of £400, which is more like it. You really should budget for 8GB of RAM though.

    There are refurbs on the Apple website for £419, which seems an even better deal.
     
  6. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    ^^

    This. I'd buy a refurb. That price us too steep for a Mac without any warranty or known past history. Refurbs are a great way of saving money,mand come with full Apple warranty, no strings or catches.
     
  7. Thatquadguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found another deal,
    purchased the same model, but with 250gb SSD and 8gb ram for £400.

    I think this is an ok deal.
     
  8. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Entirely your decision of course, but a refurb 2.5GHz 2012 @ £419, plus a 128GB SSD in addition to the stock HDD @ £50ish, plus 8GB RAM at @£60ish, is 200% the computer for less than 140% of the price.
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    My advice is, no, not worth it.

    Better to get a new one, which is already 18 months since release.

    Do they have "refurbs" where you are?
     

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