Can I ask apple to replace my Mac Mini with a 2.26?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacMini2009, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Hello,
    I am thinking of trading in my 2.0GHz 2009 Mac Mini for the 2.26GHz because I feel like I need more power. So, am I able to ask Apple to replace my current Mac Mini with a 2.26GHz? Will it only cost $150 or will there be like a tax or restocking fee?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Gee, I don't know... how long have you had it?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Are you within your 14 days? You can return it and pay a restocking fee then rebuy the faster model.

    What's causing you grief with the one you have?
     
  4. celticpride678

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    I believe Apple does have a 15% restocking fee on the Mac Mini.
     
  5. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've had the Mac Mini for a month. So does that mean I have to pay a restocking fee? I just feel its slow when I'm browsing the internet.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    That's past the 14 day return policy

    And your slow browsing could be due to your ISP and not the Mac
    There are number of things to look at regarding internet speed

    I doubt the bump on the Mini would do you much good in that regard

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  7. celticpride678

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    Well, Apple gives you 14 days to return your product. However. Some people say that they have overriden the restocking fee by calling support and talking to a manager.
     
  8. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    so without the restocking fee, would it only cost $150?
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I have the 2.0 with the stock 1 gb ram driving a 47" tv where I watch streaming content over the internet, stream movies at 1080p over my wifi network, and use for general computing. I've never felt a lag.

    My guess is MacDawg is correct and it's your ISP and no amount of CPU speed will change that.
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Not really going to be any noticeable difference.

    You can check www.barefeats.com to see if I'm wrong or not.

    Really the only way to get a boost for other stuff is to trade up to a MacBook or iMac with a real GPU.

    For anything else that doesn't need a GPU, nada.

    ---

    If you are using FireFox 3.x, just look up how to disable IPv6 and look at an OpenDNS server.
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I think you are out of luck on a return
    You are past the 14 day grace period and there is nothing wrong with the machine

    Now, you might be able to talk a store manager into doing it for you, but that would be a local deal and not policy

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  12. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh, ok, so should I just keep my 2.0GHz Mac Mini and upgrade the RAM and Hard Drive?
     
  13. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Try the free stuff first, aka IPv6 on Firefox and an OpenDNS server
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Why are you gung ho on upgrading? Do a speed test on your internet connection and post it here.
     
  15. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, but may I ask how to do a speed test on my internet connection?
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    SpeedTest

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  17. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok my results are
    Download: 1.21Mb/s
    Upload: 0.32Mb/s
    Ping: 33ms
    I got 2.9 stars out of 5.

    Are these bad results?
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Your speed should allow you to play WOW without many problems at all.

    Likely try the IPv6 hack for your copy of Firefox.

    That turns a painfully slow and clunky browser into something that runs rather nice.
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    ^ Interesting RE the IPv6. I've never heard of that ... apparently I live under a rock!
     
  20. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What is IPv6?
     
  21. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have one last question, between the 2.0 and 2.26 Mac Mini, is there a huge difference in speed and or is it unnoticeable?
     
  22. sn00pie macrumors 6502a

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    Not much as far as I know. It usually comes down to what kind of applications and software your planning on running on your machine. I've always thought that RAM makes a bigger difference then 0.26ghz ever will.
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Are you even reading?


    I would not return your mac. I believe this is a case of just you not understanding what is causing your bottleneck.
     
  24. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...with the microwave on...

    1.3 mbps download and .04 upload @ ~50 miles from the server...
     

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