Mac Mini 1.66

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by SdPunk, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. SdPunk macrumors member

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    Hey all,

    I was going to purchase a brand new mini, but then I got side tracked and purchased a MacBook Air. So, I am minimal on the mini budget at this time, but someone has an Intel 1.66 up for sale for $300.00. I know that Lion is going to be coming out soon, so would this be an alright purchase to use for normal use, no heavy graphics and such. Or just let it go as it is really dated.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.:D
     
  2. Joewebster macrumors member

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    Depending on what you are planning on using it for, I suggest waiting. Save up your cash, and buy a newer one for just a couple hundred bucks more. You'll be glad you did, the difference in speed will be worth it.
     
  3. MarshallRA macrumors newbie

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    It depends. It is a Core Duo, not a Core 2 Duo (according to previous mac mini specs) so correct me if im wrong, but I read core duo is not 64-bit capable and lion MAY be 64-bit only. It will work fine for internet browsing and email. I would wait until next mac mini refresh and then grab the current generation refurb to save money. Hope this helps :cool:
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Expensive for that machine. 2GB RAM limit. G WiFi. Slow GMA950 graphics. Look for an early 2009 mini or later for around $425.
     
  5. SdPunk thread starter macrumors member

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    This is why I love this place!!!! I totally forgot about the 64 bit issue. Now if I could find a 2009 mini for $425.00, I would be all over it. Thanks all. You saved me from making a mistake.:D
     
  6. davids8477 macrumors 6502

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    For ~$220 you can upgrade it to a 2.33 C2D - its not really difficult.
     
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