2010 refurb in stock 469

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by philipma1957, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    I guess if you're really set on an internal DVD drive here is a good chance to pick one of these up, but for everyone else, the extra $30 spent on getting a vastly superior sandy bridge CPU vs. a very outdated C2D- the refurb looks like an awful value.

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  2. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    you save 130 not 30. personally the machine does not work for me. but 469 is 130 less then the 2011 price not 30.
     
  3. Daud macrumors regular

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    .. plus you get a working Snow Leopard. Add a 60GB SSD drive and you have a decent machine.

    All my attempts to get 2011 model on SL failed as it leads to a 66% performance penalty.
     
  4. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    My bad- I thought the base mini was 499 not 599.

    Still though, even at $130 (or about 30% more) you're getting a computer that is at least twice as fast by going with the sandy bridge CPU. That's still a better price/performance value.

    Unless you really need the built-in superdrive or need snow leopard, it still seems like a poor value given how outdated the C2D CPUs have become.

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  5. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    agreed. this is for someone that needs snow/dvd more then anything else. some do. some dj gear only works with snow. rane/serato sl2 is up 10.6.8 with no lion.


    http://serato.com/faq/scratchlive#8185

    this cost me 2500 in sales. oh well
     
  6. dojonate macrumors newbie

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    I actually did get Snow Leopard on my 2011 Mini; to do it I had to put my mini in Target Disk Mode and install and update to 10.6.8 using my iMac before the Mini would boot using SL
     
  7. Daud macrumors regular

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    yeah, but check your geekbench score, on my 2.5 it was 1/3 expected :-(
     

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