Mini 1.83 Upgrade to 2.0. Worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Rooskibar03, May 21, 2009.

  1. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

    Rooskibar03

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Location:
    State of Denial
    #1
    In November I had to purchase a computer for work and seeing as how it would be forced to run WinDoze 98% of the time I went with the low end Mini with 80g HD, Combo Drive ect.

    Well fast forward and now I have a work machine provided and I can now bring the Mini home, which will replace my aging 17" G5 iMac.

    The iMac serves as the source of all my music, movies and pictures and streams to 2 Apple TV units. I do some Photoshop work, but that is a very small percentage of what its used for.

    So the question is, should I move the old Mini home, connect my 1Tb external HD and roll with it, or sell the Mini and buy the new one?

    The idea of N wireless is my main motivation at this point so I can get my entire network up to one speed.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    #2
    The new one is better on several levels. CPU (from yours), DDR3-1066 RAM with 4GB ceiling, 9400m graphics, FW800. If you can wait for a refurb to show up on the low-end, I would snap that up. Otherwise get a low-end mini and sell your current one.

    Having said that, I have had no problems with my 1.66GHz CD mini serving as a media center and backup hub (although its showing its age now).

    BTW, you can upgrade the Wifi card to n if you want to.
     
  3. Rooskibar03 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Rooskibar03

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Location:
    State of Denial
    #3
    Now there is something I would look into. Off to Google I go. If anyone has a link that will save me some time I would be greatful
     
  4. PaulexPC macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    #5
    I just upgraded from a 1.83Ghz Mac Mini (Core Duo) to a new Mini. Honesty just for web browsing I don't see any difference. Not that I mind, love the mini.
     

Share This Page