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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by macchiato2009, Nov 20, 2009.
should we still consider buying the mac mini or is it already outdated ?
This is all subjective and depends on your needs, describing those and what you want your computer to do, as well as the price range will be helpful in assisting you.
The Mac Mini just got a refresh. My parents just purchased one and it will be their first Mac. They wanted something small and powerful enough for email and web surfing. It will be perfect for their needs.
I'm picking one up for an HTPC. Will be sweet for that.
is the nvidia 9400M strong enough to decode 1080p HD video ?
The 9400 takes anything you can throw at it.
Its about as outdated as the current MacBook Pro. Its great for the normal user.
Got mine as my first mac and i think its great. Using it as my HTPC etc. Perfect for the sitting room.
It may be my future replacement for my eMac, once I have the money and a Mac notebook for some time (probably the MacBook Pro)
Yes, buy one now! My Mac Mini is my first Mac and it's great.
Definitely worth it. You get nearly the performance of a MBP for a fraction of the price. Its a great buy without a doubt.
Sure it is! They were just in the refurb store the other day for like $465!!!!!
I purchased a 2.26 mini after the refresh as my first Mac. It's great!
I've just downgraded from a Mac Pro to a mini and couldn't be happier. The mini handles everything with ease and after I sell the Mac Pro I'll have lots of money and space left over.
not to scare anyone but I had a macmini die at me at work. Our tech guy thinks the motherboard fried or damaged and had to order another one. I hope this is not common with macmini's.
Absolutely. It's an excellent small computer.
i guess that the price difference doesn't justify the bump from 2.26 to 2.53 Ghz ?
better choosing the 2.26 ?
I saw a reliability study on the Internet (can't remember where) which indicated that the Mac Mini is the most reliable Mac made (fewer reported problems and repairs)...by a significant margin. The methodology seemed reasonable (hundreds of responses for each model over time).
that's what the CMAA near my home says
during the last 5 years, the mini is the machine they almost never saw coming back for repair
The dilema that launched a thousand forum posts. If I had the money I'd always opt for the best machine I could buy. I always like future proofing my machines.
If you don't need or want the more expensive model, then get the base. Most people don't need the more expensive model. I bought the base model and am fine with it. The only thing I wanted in the more expensive model was the additional RAM. For my needs, the processor spec difference and the hard drive difference are irrelevant and will remain so in the future. By the time the processor spec becomes important to me, it will be time for a new computer with a much higher processor spec than 2.53GHz.
i tried on saturday to play a BR ripped into 1080p mkv file
it wasn't smooth
the mini skips some frames per seconds...
i'm sure, the best video the mini could play smoothly is 720p
What video card version do you have if its the intel 950 720p is it i have heard the 1gig and 2-4 gig of ram models with the 9400 play it 1080 fine. Not sure as i am suppose to get my mini tomorrow
i tried on the latest mac mini at the apple store