Mac Mini - Which one?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chachster, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. chachster macrumors newbie

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    I've been looking at the mac mini

    I could get the previous gen 2.0 with 1GB of DDR2 and Intel 950 for 450
    The current gen 2.0 1 GB of DDR3 and Nvidia 9400M is 600

    I'm just trying to determine if there is 150 dollars worth in the next gen. I understand the video is much improved with the current gen (this mini would be for surfing, itunes, no extreme gaming..)

    Just wondering if I should just concentrate on the current gen or if I should pull the trigger on the previous gen 2.0ghz
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    The current gen will get a major power boost over the older one come Snow Leopard. This is due to the graphics card which is several times more powerful than the older one.
     
  4. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    I concur, and should have stated so in my post above, need more coffee:p
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I would say the current gen base model with a $50-$70 upgrade with 3rd party ram. I use that for my HTPC and it's awesomely powerful.
     
  6. chachster thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Forgot that Snow Leopard will take advantage of the GPU. I might as well just keep an eye on the reburb store as I have seen the mini there but just never pulled the trigger. Thanks for all of the advice.
     

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