Mac mini for $419

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by foothead, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. foothead macrumors regular

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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Because it's a refurbished (i.e. used but factory restored) previous generation product.
     
  3. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't touch this if I were you. Not because it is a faulty product, but because it has the old Intel GMA 950 graphics. I'd only be interested in this if it would only be used for listening to music, web surfing, word processing, etc. but absolutely NO GAMING. If you want a Mac Mini that bad, I'd say fork out the additional amount of money and get the new Mini with the nVidia chipset and DDR3 RAM. Its WAY more worth the money than this.
     
  4. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    What if graphics performance isn't something he cares about? That's a big assumption that you're making.

    If graphics performance isn't as important the prior Mac mini is a better deal IMO for one reason. You can upgrade the CPU.
     
  5. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    In case you didn't notice, I said

    Meaning that if he/she isn't going to do any gaming, then it would be a good option.
     
  6. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Oh you mean the part where you were speaking from your perspective? That was about as clear as mud as far as discussing the pros/cons of the two models.
     
  7. hector macrumors regular

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    Possibly not the most helpful or cohesive advice.
    Let's assume that if he wants to play games then he will either get his tennis racket out or buy a playstation.
     
  8. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    How would the old mini hold up if I wanted to watch high def hulu stuff or high def youtube videos?
     
  9. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I do that all the time on my 2.0 GHz 2 GB RAM mini with the GMA 950. It works perfectly.
     
  10. motownflip macrumors regular

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    do you get any stuttering when watched through your mini?
     
  11. nickcliborne macrumors regular

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    My 1.83 C2D mini streams just fine using plex.
     
  12. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    None at all. The HD videos take a bit to buffer, but that is more than likely due to my network.
     
  13. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    My 1.63 Mini does that fine, no problems at all

    You need to get a nice LCD screen though or the HD material won't mean squat
     

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