Downgrading part two. Portability for under $500?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by slipper, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    Part one to this thread is here

    So i was looking to sell my MBP (my only computer) for a Mac Mini to be used as my main computer and HTPC. I also need portability so i will be looking for something around $500 or less. Would you folks suggest an iPad, an old (2006-2007) Macbook, or a hackintoch netbook?
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    I am not quite sure why you just wouldn't keep your current computer?

    Specification-wise the newest Mac Mini and the 2009 MacBook Pro 13" are very much alike.

    Only by keeping your current computer, you would still be able to be portable and get some decent work done.

    I would just install Plex or some other media solution on it for a HTPC and connect it straight to the TV, easy as that.
  3. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    I would hate to constantly connect and disconnect my MBP.
  4. sapporobaby macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2007
    3 earth minutes from your location....
    The problem I have with Plex is that it can not play my DRM iTunes content. If they could do this, I would install it in a heartbeat as Front Row simply sucks.

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