Chance to upgrade to newer Mini - worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MTShipp, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    I've tried my best but a friend of mine who bought a Mini has decided the only :apple: stuff he likes is his iPhone and iPad. So, he wants to sell me his Mini.

    I already have a 2009 Mini (2.0 GHz w/ 4 GB RAM)
    His is the 2010 Mini (2.4 GHz w/ 8 GB RAM)

    My question is...would I see enough performance increase to warrant shelving my existing Mini to get his? It seems like a good deal...

    $900 for Mini, BT keyboard, BT Magic Mouse, additonal video adapter, and Parallels 6.

    Is it a deal?
  2. rw3 macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    DFW, TX
    Not really worth $900...You can buy the base at $700+$80 for 8GB and then all the other stuff can be had used and still be under $900. Doesn't sound like much of a friend....
  3. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    What do you use your Mini for?

    You might be better off waiting to see what Apple releases later this year.
  4. karsten macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2010
    not even later like soon probably they're due any time i think
  5. venomz macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2010
    If you can hold out, I would wait until Apple finally phases out C2D from its lineup and goes with something a little more current, which should be in a couple of months.

    Whenever the MacBook and MacBook Pro 13 switchover to Sandy Bride, I would expect the Mac Mini to follow.

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