Getting myself a mac mini tomorrow! :-D

mikemodena

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Well, my ibook will soon be sold on ebay... it just hit the reserve of $700, although I expect it to go much higher, as it is the one in my sig. I really
don't need a laptop, and I want a desktop so I can use native resolution of my 17" LCD. I seem to have made a great summer job out of website design and that 12" screen is giving me migranes. I needed a bigger workspace... so two days ago I listed my ibook on ebay and will be going to the Danbury Mall tomorrow to the Apple store and buying a mac mini. I'm thinking that if the iBook (which I got as a gift anyway) sells high enough I might just have them install 1GB of ram at the store.. saves me waiting a couple days for Crucial to mail it. I would just order it from Apple.com, but I have to mail the ibook to its new owner and I can't go a week without a computer.. I'll lose too much money. Ah.. so excited! I wish I could get a PowerMac though, but I don't think I need one that bad.
 

jefhatfield

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to me it sounds like, for the money, that the mini mac is perfect without having to shell out additional funds

you already have a monitor, and an lcd at that

good luck and have fun with your new machine
 

mikemodena

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Yeah.. I am getting the extra gig.. gonna get it straight from apple though and have them install it at the store.. I use Flash, Photoshop, and goLive, usually all at once.. so I can't afford to wait for the gig in the mail.

Oh and I didn't get a chance to go today.. my mom had to work :/

Going tomorrow morning though ;)
 

acedickson

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Chip NoVaMac said:
I am tempted by the Micro Center Mac mini (the rev A) with 1gb RAM and BT/AE for $799 right now.
That's $200 more and it only has 512MB more RAM than the $599 Mac mini. It'd only cost roughly $50 to upgrade to a 1GB stick. That's after buuying the 1GB stick and selling the 512MB stick.
 

Chip NoVaMac

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acedickson said:
That's $200 more and it only has 512MB more RAM than the $599 Mac mini. It'd only cost roughly $50 to upgrade to a 1GB stick. That's after buuying the 1GB stick and selling the 512MB stick.
My bad, that is also with the SDD....

So just a $100 more than the $699 unit.
 

jefhatfield

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thought about a mini, too

has anyone here bought a mac mini who primarily used to have an older, professional line mac...i am using a dual 500 g4 power mac, 1 gb ram, 16 mb vram, 100 mhz system bus, and i run os x, and os 9.2 with photoshop, illustrator, and pagemaker

i know the mini has a faster system bus, more vram, faster system ram, and a faster processor than both my 500 mhz g4s combined...on paper the mini, though a consumer product, should be able to totally out do my old 2000-2001 era power mac

i can't see anything in the system stats of my power mac vs those of the mac mini that would lead me to believe that a new, inexpensive mac mini would not be able to totally outperform the old power mac i have now

has anybody upgraded from an old professional mac to a mini mac or ibook for that matter? i once had a $4,100 dollar power tower pro from 1996 and replaced it with a $1,599 dollar ibook from 1999 and the ibook totally outperformed the power tower so i figure the performance lag time between a professional product line and a consumer line is probably less than two years

in those days, an ibook was never mentioned in the same sentence as photoshop, illustrator, pagemaker, and the like but i installed them anyway and the ibook rarely crashed using those "big" programs
 

acedickson

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Chip NoVaMac said:
My bad, that is also with the SDD....

So just a $100 more than the $699 unit.
Gotcha, I was wondering how you thought it was deal. That's not a bad deal...