Mini Refresh Roughly When should it be?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wicked1, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    Thinking of getting a 2010, but wondering when if anyone has a clue should the mini be refreshed only because I want to replace my 2009 Mini 2.0 Ghz with 500GB and 4GB with a newer Mini, I just do not know when the cycle is up and due to be replaced, is it June?
     
  2. Hwangsta macrumors newbie

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  3. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    I would wait. The 2011 Mini will likely come with 4GB standard. Probably would keep the 320GB HDD in the stock config, but you could still upgrade to 500GB.

    2.4Ghz vs 2.0Ghz in the same line of processors isn't that big a CPU boost. the 2011 Mini will likely involve a move to Sandy Bridge which is a big CPU boost.
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    If the new mini gets sandy bridge it will be 50 percent faster then your machine at a minimum, more like 80 or 90 percent faster.
     
  5. LocoStrange macrumors member

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    I say there is a 50% chance that the Mini will be refreshed within the next few months.
     
  6. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    I love my 2010 Mac mini 2.4Ghz 4GB Ram 320GB HDD. I got it back in October?.. sometime around then and its amazing! I know it has the C2D which is a little dated but it runs like a beast and it makes no noise. Its sexy as hell and takes up minimal room.

    If someone were to teach me how to sell things on eBay I might consider selling my baby for an even faster one after the refresh! I paid $850 for my Mac mini. How much would someone on eBay bid for my mini a few days after a refresh was announced?
     
  7. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was thinking of waiting then I looked at Apple's website and for what I use the Mini for, they have a 2010 Refurb with a 2.4 and 2 GB Ram for $599 witha new 1-year warranty. I am not a big fan of the intel integrated GPU and I am not sure they will offer anything more than an i3 and i5 so for this price, I am going for one. I have a 4GB Ram kit to toss in, and I have a great HDD and monitor, as well as external storage, so if I can not play COD on high res, I will just tune it down, I use it mostly as a media server anyway.

    Thanks for everyone's input though.
     

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