Mini's Price?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Riggedid, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Riggedid macrumors newbie

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    Okay I just erased this whole post.
    Here's what I want to know now.
    How much do you have to pay up front for the 4gig snow leopard mac mini when paying monthly?
    And where can I find a good monitor that will support the mini's specs?
    I'm a designer so I need something good and I just need it soon.
     
  2. Serif macrumors regular

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    I can answer a few of those for you.

    The new Mac Mini can handle up to 8GB of RAM but Apple only sells them with up to 4GB installed. If you want to upgrade you're going to have to open it up or get someone else to do it for you.

    I'm not understanding your question about version. Are you asking about operating system? If so, they are shipping with Snow Leopard which can be brought / kept up to date with the usual software update utility.

    A display connector that will drive a DVI monitor comes as standard. The other adapters are available and described on Apple's online shop sites.

    The Mac Minis come with a built in superdrive except the server version which comes with two internal hard drives. The external superdrive can be used with any mini but only really makes sense for use with a mac mini server and even then it seems to be of limited use if you're actually using it as a server.

    One other thing to think about is the built in graphics hardware. It's more than enough for general use but won't cut it for graphics intensive applications like some games.
     
  3. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    For general home use, email, surfing, iphoto, etc. the mini is great.

    if you are doing anything really demanding video wise, it may struggle, but would certainly be a set up from what you have now, and will be able to handle the next few major updates.
     
  4. Riggedid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am a designer so I do need something good.

    Would I be able to buy a good monitor somewhere?
    And what should the specs for the monitor be?

    Now I really think I'm gonna go for the Mini.
    How much do I have to pay for the mini up front?
    I'm gonna go for the monthly payment.
     
  5. hickster macrumors newbie

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    Designer?
    Designer of what? Blast shelters based upon initial radiation and potential decay rates of nuclear isotopes rendered from a neutron device detonated at a particular event of horizon over time or curtains?:rolleyes:
    hickster
     
  6. RasterScan macrumors member

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    8 Gigs of ram? Does this also apply to the early 2009 models?

     
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yes, although it's not officially supported. So Apple will tell you no, however, companies like OWC sell 8GB (2x4GB) kits. They are no cheap though. In fact they cost nearly as much as the Mini itself. Go to know for future reference though. They won't be expensive forever.
     
  8. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    There is no down payment on a monthly payment option. Yes you can get a good monitor just about anywhere, Apple, Staples, Costco, Amazon, etc. All depends how big you want to go.
     

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