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

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    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

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    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

    Paulywauly

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    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

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    surprisingly,

    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

    mrsir2009

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    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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