I just bought a mini today!!!! Woohoo!!!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Dammit Cubs, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    I just sold my macbook white 2007 laptop for 530. and bought a new mini at the apple store to replace it. What sold me and what always sold me on the 10 mini's is the hdmi output. Since I bought a macbook air. This mini will do 3 things:

    1) Bittorrent server.
    2) PLEX Video media server
    3) Itunes and other gadgets sync.

    I hear rumors of this core i5 or core i3 possibility on the new mini. I say "meh". this mini is good enough. the only thing I'm mad is:

    I'm kinda mad that I didn't check the website to get the refurbish version at the apple store. I would of saved a 100 dollars. But then again, it would be a hassle to get my corporate discount on the apple website.

    If i could go back i would so i can order but oh well.
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    The 2010 minis are good machines, even with "only" a Core 2 Duo in it. That chip is more than fast enough for what you're going to do with it.
  3. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    You've got a good little machine there, they may just be core 2 duo but for what you need it'll be more than enough.

    Remember you can upgrade the RAM and Hard disc later on to speed it up too :)
  4. Dammit Cubs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007

    It's slower than my macbook air. that's probably because its doing some heavy indexing now and it's taking up half my processes. And also because my MBA has a SSD.

    alway my macbook white setup was a 4gig ram 7200 rpm setup, i'm going to a 2gig ram 5400 setup and things do feel a bit slower...but i just need to buy the upgrades.

    The biggest disapointment for me is the hdmi. I hooked it up to my tv which took ALOT OF TIME, it wouldn't detect my display (i only have a 720p TV) and it over scaned the screen. I had to remote log in through my macbook air and go to displays so i can change the resolution, it seems if a certain resolution is compatible, the scene will just stay black. When i got it to work, the text don't come out as crisp as my monitor.

    I'm using it for plex and other things, but i might have to change up my whole theatre setup so i have a monitor next to my tv for easity switching. Also, browsing the web from the comfort of my couch is not the same. I think i would rather browse on an ipad.

    I love the little machine but it makes me wonder if I asked too much out of this guy and should of just gotten one primary laptop.
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    You could always get a SSD for the Mac Mini if you wanted it to be as fast as your MBA. However that would limit you in space quite a lot :( A 7200RPM drive is a possibility though, since power consumption isn't much of an issue :)

    BTW: Do you travel a lot?

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