Getting tired of waiting for the update

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Skirush, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Skirush macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2012
    The buyers guide on this forum says the current mini is not a good choice due to an impending update. I was really hoping for this update by's kind of annoying how secretive Apple is with the updates. I haven't read about or heard of any news on this.

    Am I missing some news here? Is the update confirmed?
  2. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    No it's not. Depending on your needs the current Mini (especially a refurb) may be a fine choice.
  3. philipma1957, Oct 7, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012

    philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    this is the truth plain and simple.

    mac minis are still good.

    if you need usb3 buy this

    if you need a fast cpu this mini is good

    if you need a cheap mini this is good

    the main problem for these machines is they are overpriced. I own 2 of the low end models with some t-bolt drives. they are nice machines but price too high...

    the low end is worth about 500 sells for 599

    the server is worth about 850 sells for 999

    the two midrange models are really overpriced since the gpus in them have gone out of date.

    the cpus in all four models are still pretty good fast cpus.

    my advice is don't buy a mini if you want it for gaming and graphics.

    but if you can find a low end model under warranty for 500 and they have been that low. it is worth it.

    if you need a good 4 core i7 cpu and can find the 2011 server for 850 under warranty it is a good item.

    here is a server for 950 new.

    if you buy with a discover card and link from the discover site you get a 5% discount so 950 drops to about 902.50

    if you need a quad core i7 it is not a terrible deal.
  4. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012
    Check the refurb store, the 2011 servers are going for $849 with the full Apple warranty. They're not always in stock but the stock changes daily (sometimes multiple times a day).
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    this is true and depending on your state tax it can be the best price for a server. link for refurbished minis

    at 9 am

    they have a very overpriced i5 2.5 dual core with discrete gpu. this is a no value deal

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