Mac Mini 2012 - Would you buy?

Raunien

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Looking to buy a cheap mac mini for a home server machine. Would you buy this today for $300?

2012 i7 quad core 2.3ghz
 

Raunien

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240 gb SSD
1TB HD
8GB Ram

I offered 250 and he said 300 firm. I'm hesitant but I also know these are kind of rare.
 

Fishrrman

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OP asked:
"Looking to buy a cheap mac mini for a home server machine. Would you buy this today for $300?
2012 i7 quad core 2.3ghz"


YES.

The 2012 i7 is still a good performer, and the price is right.
 
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Hessel89

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$300 is great value given the specs and the extra SSD. that must've cost him nearly 1200 bucks new.
 

jeyf

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i had one; worked well till it one day got toooo warm hot. keep in a open ventilated area.
 

Raunien

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Hey thanks for checking in. It’s been a great buy. It’s woeking very nicely. Didn’t have to do any upgrades either.
 

dandeco

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Hey thanks for checking in. It’s been a great buy. It’s woeking very nicely. Didn’t have to do any upgrades either.
That's great! I bought a quad-core i7 2012 Mac Mini three years ago for $500; it even came with the RAM maxed out to 16 GB. I also very recently replaced the spinning hard drive with a solid state drive and it sped things up even more.
 

Expobill

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240 gb SSD
1TB HD
8GB Ram

I offered 250 and he said 300 firm. I'm hesitant but I also know these are kind of rare.
if i would sell mine that is the price ($300) i would ask, thats 4gb ram 500 spinning HD. simply because the unit can be upgradable. Wow Mojave is a responsive OSX!
 

FlorisVN

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I just bought a 2012 2,6Ghz CTO with 16GB ram from ebay for a little 400$.

I use it as a server to replace our old early 2009 MacMini.
I must say im very impressed by the machine speed !
I do have upgraded it with a SSD right away..

I think i got a killer deal here.
Hope you find one to..
 

Spectrum

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$300 for a quad core 2012 Mac mini with SSD and 8GB inside is great value!
Swapping the HDD for a larger SSD and upgrading to 16GB are also viable options should you need to.
 
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Che Castro

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I have a 2012 Mac with these specs

i5
12gb ram
500gb ssd

working good , how much can I get for it ?

I want to upgrade to the 2018 mini