Just got Mac mini 2011

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by rockisdead, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. rockisdead macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2010
    This cost me C$642,including 2011 Mac mini basic version with 4GB ram installed,apple wireless keyboard,track pad,macbook superdrive,logitech wireless mouse,HDMI cable,HDMI-DVI cable,bootcamp cd-rom.It is my first mac,spent a few days play around,still learn how to use it,been using windows for 20+ years.

    Waiting for new iMac coming out next year. :apple:
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    good luck with it. depending on your usage 4gb may or may not be enough.
  3. marcelmfa macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Fortaleza, Brazil
    In brazil apple store, dont have refurbished mac's to buy for a cheap price :(
  4. paulsdenton macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2010
    Barton, Vermont USA
    I did too

    The day after the lack of a real update to the Mac Pro or iMac became apparent. I needed more horsepower to run CS6 Design and Web Premium than my old (2007) Mini could provide. RAM in particular. It will hold me until updated iMac's or Mac Pro's become available. I was seeing the spinning beach ball far too often.

    So far with 8GB almost no beach ball. It is actually a very nice computer. I paid $563 US for the computer but I already had a mighty mouse and trackpad.

    I would add that the transfer of everything from the old Mini went absolutely flawlessly. Yea Apple! All I had to do was re-enter my software license keys. What a relief. I was back in Illustrator a few hours after I got the unit. Even my backups in Time Machine and SuperDuper were "adopted" in the transfer. That's the way to do it! When I was using Windows the same process was an ordeal.
  5. Panther Al macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Picked up the mini back 4 months ago - and you are right. The transfer from the old machine to the new one was incredibly smooth, even by the usual standards I have grown to expect from Apple.

    I agree also with others, going from 4 to at least 8gb of ram really is a good idea. Doesn't cost much at all, and will save you some time and hassle as you go down the road with the machine.

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