Apple now selling Refurbished 2.26GHz Mac Minis!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacMini2009, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. itunes2000 macrumors newbie

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    OMG its the end of the world.. at least to my visa card


    i just ordered 2

    what a great deal
     
  2. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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  3. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    It's a good price, but only $35 off the edu price.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    :rolleyes:
    Not everyone can get the EDU discount.
     
  5. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Meh. Not too big a sale, I would rather get refurb iMac to match my current one.
     
  6. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    for $50-$100 more you can get a white or alu macbook from the refurb store. i think that is a far better deal compared to the mini.
     
  7. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The Mac Mini would be a better deal if you already have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. The Macbooks are good deals too.
     
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  9. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    even if i had a monitor/keyboard/mouse (actually I do) I would still buy the $849 whitebook over the $799 mini.

    It has about the same performance (i have spare HD's) but can also serve as backup for my MBP in case my NVIDEA goes down and it is battery powered in case of a blackout.

    Anyway, I can't understand why the mini costs about the same as the whitebook and has no battery, no screen, no keyboard, no isight.
     
  10. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    It's the only Mac I'd buy right now. But they're already gone.
     
  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    How? With MacBook you get portability and similar specs + it can be hooked to monitor as well.
     
  12. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    But then you're stuck with a 13 inch screen in that price range. For a mini you buy a larger screen or output to tv
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    2.0 GHz WhiteBook 9400M G for US$749 refurbished. Portable 9400M G goodness and you get your input devices and LCD. :cool:

    Don't forget you can upgrade it without a putty knife. :eek:
     
  14. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So are you guys saying the Mac Mini is a bad deal?
     
  15. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    The Mini will give you a larger hard drive, faster cpu, 3 more USB ports, a FW800 port, the ability to drive a 30" display (vs. 24" for MBW) or two 24" displays concurrently. Whether it's a "bad" or "good" deal depends on one's needs.
     
  16. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Just keep watching the refurb part of the Apple store. They'll be back.
     
  17. kraftzwerg macrumors regular

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    I wonder when Apple will finally make the 2.26 GHz processor standard for the higher end Mini ???

    The price difference between the two model really makes no sense to me for the slight difference in hardware spec - right now the low end model is a much better deal.
     
  18. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    What's that all about? Don't believe me...I'd be more than happen to scan my receipt....
     
  19. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Refurb minis all 2.26 GHz

    Unusually apple store UK has minis in the refurb store, this is news enough to us this side of the pond, but why are they only 2.26 GHz?

    Anyone think this means anything?
     

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  21. Krafty macrumors 601

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    That... the minis in the refurb are 2.26Ghz... ?

    What kind of answer are you expecting? :confused:
     
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  23. MacFanUK macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I noticed that too, although it's only £20 cheaper than buying it from the HE store (which then includes 3 yrs warranty).
     

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