best buy advice for a mac mini?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mikeshep, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. mikeshep macrumors newbie

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    hi, looking to put a mac mini in a "satellite office" and shopping for the best value. actually it's a small recording studio set-up.. my "main" machine's an
    Imac. Started shopping around this week - Minis are cool for recording work as they're whisper-quiet. Needs are not super-intensive - it's a pretty singular-task situation - something able to run an 8-track audio app. and internet... Newest generation best non-refurb deal on AppleStore
    is at $599/free ship. Alot of
    previous generation Ebay stuff for less. Would like to get it with Leopard and,
    BOot Camp for a windows audio app I wanna use. Any thoughts on whether the
    prior-generation intel core duo machines...1.83 models should be sufficient - what's the major improvement in the new-generation Minis? I figure 1GB Ram
    would be adequate too. Any tips on where to get a great deal under $500 appreciated - Gently used or refurb is fine... just not sure whether i really need a latest-model vs. previous generation for my purpose.

    Thanks

    Mike
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Biggest diffs are video card, FireWire 800 and 802.11n WiFi.
     

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