Is mac mini right for me?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alientro, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. alientro macrumors newbie

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    I am strictly interested in xCode, Java, and flash programming. I have never used a Mac other than sending an email in a coffee shop, so I have no clue about Macs. I have a very tight budget and I have seen Mac mini systems on E-bay for around $300. Will this serve my purposes? Or should I spend the $700 and get a new mac mini from Apple store?
     
  2. colonels1020 macrumors regular

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    If you're not doing anything TOO intensive (video editing, etc) then I'd say, go for the mini, although you might want to hang in there for just a little while longer. Rumors are floating around about a new mini soon, which i'm sure you would definitely rather have, since the current mini hasn't been updated in years.
     
  3. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorta in the same boat. If you arn't doing anything majorly intensive it should be okay, although, its still got a core 2 duo processor which is fast in its own right. I'm gonna wait out and see if a new one is going to be released soon, because paying for 2 year (has it been out 2 years?) old technology at the same price it was 2 years ago seems a bit excessive to me. [​IMG]
     
  4. Trix macrumors member

    Trix

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    Agreed, it IS going to be updated someday. When that is, we don't know exactly..but it will be. The only reason not to buy a Mini is if you'd like to wait X days/weeks/months/years for a new version.

    If you don't give two ****$ about new tech, by all means grab one of them puppies up now!
     
  5. DolemiteJackson macrumors member

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    It's a decent machine, but I'd wait to buy one.
     

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