New or Used Mac Mini-What to do?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Maverick68, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Maverick68 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2009
    I am prepared to buy a new 2.53GHz Mini and then add two Dell 23" monitors (each $343), wireless keyboard and mouse, iWork, Applecare. Price comes to $1752.


    Do I buy this 2.0GHz unit with more stuff that a student is selling for $900 (I add a 2nd monitor for $250).
    2 ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    4 gb DDR3 ram (installed by apple so its covered under their warranty)
    160 gb hard drive
    Snow Leopard installed!
    Superdrive, built in wireless N, bluetooth, and all the other apple goodies.

    Also includes a ton of great software, such as:
    Office 2008 for the mac
    VMWare Fusion (windows xp!)
    Toast Titanium

    In addition to the Mac Mini, I will include:
    Brand New 23 inch Gateway LCD full 1080p HD Monitor (awesome picture!)
    Rocketfish Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
    Logitech MX Revolution Cordless Mouse ($100 bucks new, only a few months old!)
    Insignia 2.1 speaker set
    Handstand speaker stand (mac mini fits underneath it)
    Mini-Display Port to DVI adapter
    DVI to HDMI cable ($60! For hooking Mini up to a HDTV)
    4 port USB adapter
  2. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    I'm a bit confused. For the keyboard, mouse, etc, you said "I will include". Does this mean you are buying it, or was that copied from the ad selling the used model?

    Anyway, while the .53 gHz is a pretty good jump in speed, unless you are doing a lot of processor intense stuff, you probably won't notice much difference between it and the 2.0. If all that software is legit, the used 2.0 is a good deal. If all that hardware is included, it is an absolute steal. It should still be under warranty, which means you can still buy AppleCare for it.
  3. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    #3 long as the 2.0 mini is still able to get apple care, that's the way I'd go...
  4. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2009
    J&J is right, the 2.0 is the one to go with i say [​IMG]

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