is this a good price

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Ropes27, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. BlindSoul macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, It sounds actually like a good price. But i wouldn't buy a computer with such an old graphics card.
     
  2. Ropes27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    there is no way i would pay £639 for the new mac mini tho- what do you suggest?
     
  3. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a

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    ^^just my two cents bro but you can either check out the refurb store for an older model mini or go cheap on components and try and build a mini itx hackintosh. Otherwise wait.....
     
  4. BlindSoul macrumors 6502

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    It all depends in your needs. The nVidia 9400M isn't THAT bad it's only pretty old. If you don't play games or even regular ones and if you don't use anything which require a good graphics card then just buy it.
     
  5. BlindSoul macrumors 6502

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    An hackintosh will never work as a real Mac Computer. I tried it already and there are differents.
     
  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Haven't seen any Mac Mini refurbs on Apple Store Online....:eek:
     
  7. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    Refurb Mac Minis on Apple's Online Store come and go VERY quickly. AS for that computer, like other posters have said, unless you need it for intense graphics stuff (gaming, etc), I would say get it.

    Its a proven design that works, and it the computer will do what you need it to do, thats all that really matters.

    -iGrant
     
  8. Ropes27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-Mac-Min...mputing_Apple_Desktops_CV&hash=item3cae9e991f
    how would that compare performance wise, obviously slower, but for the price?
     
  9. BlindSoul macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't buy it at all in that price. What the heck can i do with 1GB Ram and 40GB Hard Disk? Today. You can do nothing...
     
  10. MikieMcBikie macrumors regular

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    first link is probably good (can't convert your dollars to mine sorry i am lazy)

    but the machine is sweet. I have been testing one at work for a few weeks now and CS4 is running nice, along with a few other things. I came from a 2.3 G5 so not cutting edge....kinda thinking for home us tho, it would be fine :D

    second link for half price? yeah ok if you want to spend your money on something other than a computer(highly recommend). But you didnt mention what you will be using it for so advice is hard to do.
     
  11. Ropes27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A level work next year, music recording etc, being a general purpose pc
     
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