Good time to buy a mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by rpeters83, Dec 17, 2007.

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Buy a mac mini now?

  1. Yes!

    14 vote(s)
    48.3%
  2. No!

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  3. Buy something else??

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  1. rpeters83 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'm in the market for a mini, however, I hear rumors of a new mac mini (nano?) coming out around the macworld event.

    What are your thoughts? Should I buy now or wait? Thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    #2
    Wait until MacWorld unless you really need a new Mac mini.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    there haven't been many rumors about a new Mini for a while. right now though unless you really need it I would wait for macworld.
     
  4. jnc macrumors 68020

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    As I always say to "new mini/iMac/macbook?" threads, what are Apple's three most recently updated lines?

    Hint: I've mentioned them already ;)

    This January will be Mac Pro / MBP season, possibly ACDs too and software updates to Leopard, iPhone and iTunes.
     
  5. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    You'd probably be fine purchasing a Mini, it's the least updated and with minor upgrades.

    If you do have the money, purchase an iMac, it's a better deal in my opinion.
     
  6. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    I say no. Normally I'm not in the "hold out for something better" camp but its still got the GMA950, which couldn't suck more, and the ancient :)rolleyes:) Memrom architecture. Its long overdue for an upgrade and since the Macbook was, I assume it will be sometime soon.
     
  7. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    I'm not a Mac Mini fan (although I do have one). But, if you like the price / specs ratio and it fits you, then sure go for it.

    They are fine machines. My only complaint is the performance / specifications for the money. But, it uses laptop parts, so that partially accounts for the low performance / features for the price.

    For it's price, I would typically expect a larger hard drive running at 7200 RPM's and a DVD-Writer / SuperDrive in the base model. But, since they are laptop components, that keeps the price up.
     
  8. jnc macrumors 68020

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    it's not "long overdue" at all, it was updated to core 2 Duo and 1GB standard RAM at the same time as the alu iMacs came out. Mac Mini is always the last line to be updated.
     
  9. swami16 macrumors newbie

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    Great time to get a mini....the core 2 duo scream for what you pay for.
     
  10. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    i got mine just over a month ago and will love it even if something new is released. its a great machine, especially if you already have a monitor you like.

    With macworld so close, id wait just to see whats coming out (I have my fingers crossed for new displays :) ).
     

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