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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by magbarn, Oct 30, 2014.
Go get 'em boys & gals. Just snagged a 2.6 machine and I'll be returning my 2.3 to Best buy.
just grabbed a quad core as well. My i5 will also be going back to BBY.
Just got the i7 2.6Ghz with base RAM! I can stop hitting refresh at the apple store now
Perfect timing as I was going to return the i7 2.3Ghz with base RAM I picked up at BestBuy 2 weeks ago (right after the 2014 announcement). Was worried I was taking a risk and might not find a refurb.
2.6 all gone! Still others but not for long...
Why pay almost $100 for extra 4GB ram when 16GB for $140 at BB?
I'm still seeing several models on the Canadian apple store refurb site. Was able to place one of them in my cart and it didn't warn about being out of stock.
I wonder if the 2014 MM would have a 'Shipping in 7-10 days' like the riMac if Apple put a quad core Iris Pro in it.....
I was about to jump on this but remembered I had a $200 Best Buy gift card I needed to use.
So I found the base 2012 model as an open box special at Best Buy (online) for $404.99.
I am going to replace a 2010 mini that has been working fine as a media server. Wanted to throw an SSD in it but would rather do that on a 2012 model.
2.3 Quad i7 for $589 sold out again in 10 minutes!
SON OF A BEESTING !!!!!
$759 for the 2.3 server seems like a good deal (dual 1TB drives).
I'm gonna hold on to my 2011 for a bit longer and hold out for a 2nd gen retina iMac.
Got a base $419 i5 I'm gonna turn into an OSX Server, soup it up with an SSD and a 2TB disk for storage.
Just bought my 3rd 2.3 Quad i7 for $589 in the last week!
I just missed it, but congratulations!
Thanks. Now I'm just waiting for the Dell 2713HM monitor to go on special at Dell Canada.
I'm waiting for my $499 2.3 at Best Buy! (I know, yeah right)
US store all gone except for the
Refurbished Mac mini 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with OS X Server
Got base MD387LL/A for $449 at BB. I have $200 in gift cards and 10% off movers coupon. Maybe I would keep it. Still, could not convince myself to buy new 2014 one, mostly because of memory limitation in the base models. Unfortunately, base models are the ones most releasers would ever sell or more likely "not sell".
Although, it is old model but it pretty zippy, dead silent and price/performance you can not beat. Add $140 for 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD I already have - I kind of like it. At least, I could coast on it till Skylake is out. I cloned the HD to external SSD and now moving it to Yosemite on external SSD drive. Once I have decided to keep it, I would just swap the drives. I do not need any extra internal storage for my needs, single SSD is ok.
If Apple would come up with quad mini in the future, the 2012 quads will loose most of its resale value instantly. Dual cores are very inexpensive now, so I would think it is not going to be affected as much because of it is not competing with future quads. 2012 entry level mini competes with mid-range 2014, so the future should look bright until Broadwel or Skyline mini is released, if released.
I'm thinking that a lot of these (at least the non-CTO configs) were display units being shipped back from all the retail stores. And possibly stocked units, although those would actually be new in-box.
Here's the thing, until Apple decides to spend the coin on designing a special quad logic board or flexes their muscle to convince Intel to make a special batch of chips for them (Intel has done this in the past - think the 1st gen MBA) you'll be waiting a very long time. There are no U-class quad core chips on the horizon...
All gone now, if I had just checked before I went to the office,.
Oh well, there'll be more.
Agreed, folks who are waiting may wait for very long time, though, I am not waiting I got mind blowing al-cheapo highly upgradable mac-mini supporting all current, and many future OS releases. For quad workload, I have more powerful Windows Box and Hack that would leave 2012 quad mic-mini in the dust, even some nMP.
I think there are many different waiting strategies, mine does not preclude me from utilizing cost effective means until something would come up or not come up, either way I'm covered. Forking over 2 x times dough for quad is not cost effective for me at the moment. I would never thought I would be getting 2012 mac mini for < $200 after all the deductions I could not use anywhere but in BB. I am still in shock I paid > $900 for mac mini in 2005 and now I could not run anything newer but Lion. This is why I am very reluctant to give my money to Apple for their computers, unless it is a killer deal.
Got my notice and picked up a dual drive 2.3 for our church presentation/projection. Should be set for a while now.
Ya know, I don't seem to remember ever seeing such a large supply of refurbished products on the Apple store in its whole existence.
Not a good sign really. good of those with $$ to burn though
Canada Computers has them on sale right now for $699. Picked one up in Ottawa a couple of weeks ago... very happy with it.
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