Could someone explain to me what exactly a Mac Mini does?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Doju, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Call me crazy, but I have no idea. Do I plug it into a monitor and it puts OS X on it?

    Explain please, heh. :)
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It's a computer. In the same way a Mac Pro is, but much MUCH cheaper and less a lot less powerful.
     
  3. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Plug in any monitor, keyboard and mouse and you will have a Macintosh Computer :)
     
  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    You plug in a monitor, keyboard and mouse and then turn it on. It's just a computer, only smaller.
     
  5. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ah. Would you guys recommend it? (After Macworld, of course.)
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    My parents have one and it's a great little machine!
     
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    It all depends on what you will use it for. Just based on what I've seen from you on this thread, it should be fine.
     
  8. obdave macrumors member

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    Oh, snap!

    FWIW, I love my Mac Mini. It's a pretty good "gateway Mac" for those considering transitioning from PC to Mac. It's powerful enough for most daily tasks. I probably will upgrade to a Mac Pro in another year or so, but I don't regret having bought the Mini. It's a good low-investment way to move from PC to Mac. I should have done this years ago.
     

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