Could the Mac Mini 2009 be the best seller from Apple this year?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jjahshik32, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I just had to make a thread that even for me a hardcore user seem to be doing fine on a mac mini 2009 model.

    I bought the $599 model and upgraded my RAM to 4GB and 320GB of 7200rpm hdd as well.

    I was going to originally use this combo 24" LED ACD + Mac Mini 2.0GHz as my temporary machine until I can choose either a 17" unibody mbp or a 2.26GHz Mac Pro desktop!

    So far its been a champ. I can do everything I wanted and I have to thank the fw800 for the most part.

    I guess when I extract a d/led 16GB bluray movie I just transfer that file over via fw800 to my 1TB hdd which I use the 1TB hdd to extract the file and store.

    I also have my 24" LED ACD plugged into the mac mini all the time and whenever I want to watch a bluray movie/dvd/hdtv shows I just use the 2nd mini dvi port to plug in my 40" Sony Bravia XBR6 and load up the plex player!

    It plays all my 1080p mkv movies just fine in dual monitor mode and I can surf the web and still d/l things just fine! I'm amazed by how fast these new mac minis are especially the sizes they come in!

    I also wanted a 17" mbp but I'm reading about all these freezing issues, artifact issues, line issues, overheating issues, clicking issues, screen flickering issues, and god only knows if Apple actually underclocked the 9600m gt cards in order to fix the artifact/line issues.

    Also the 15" mbp has the occasional hardware freeze that only hard boot will fix.

    Not to mention the Mac Pro desktops have the freezing, bluetooth, oscillating humming noise, mouse and keyboard (even wired) issues that are keeping me away!

    Only issues I've heard were about the mac mini's bluetooth that wouldnt sync right but it was because some mac minis have the bluetooth card that wasnt plugged in all the way and you can do a quick fix. But I have had no issues with the mac mini and its just amazingly fast for a mere $600!!

    Anyone else stoked!?!
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I'm was impressed by the "twin head" capability of the mini as well. When the refurbs come in I may replace my 1.66CD mini and run a monitor and kbd for one head and the TV for the other, like your setup. Mine runs as a home server as well as an HTPC and even when playing a low-res video, if someone is doing a backup or copying a file, the video stutters. I would expect that to be gone in the new one. Do you know if Plex uses the 9400m to decompress videos?
  3. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I think it does use the 9400m as decompressed. Only time I do notice a little bit of stuttering is when I'm playing a 16GB full 1080p mkv movie on my 40" while I'm dling massive amount of files via unison.

    Sometimes I have to pause the d/ling when watching full 1080p material but everything else works just fine.

    I havnt really messed with the plex settings but did mess around with the h264 acceleration which is kind weird imo but I set it all off anyway.
  4. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    PLEX does not use 9400m but it handles multicore processing better than the other players.
  5. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I think thats where the software accelerator comes in? I dont really notice any differences though.
  6. applecultvictim macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2009
    hey jj, have the 17" mbp's had so many problems?

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