New Vs. used, refurb Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by alstuff, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. alstuff macrumors newbie

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    I have a 24" iMac in my office and want a way to play DVD's in my workroom. Since I have a 19" SONY monitor and an Apple USB keyboard and Kensington mouse in the closet I thought the way to go would be to buy the cheapest decent mini and a DVD player.

    Any thought? Advise? :confused
     
  2. 53x12 macrumors 68000

    53x12

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    I would go refurb. You save money over new and typically price competitive with used and you know it will be backed by Apple.

    The other option is find a new base on sale. Like from B&H.
     
  3. 53x12 macrumors 68000

    53x12

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    I forgot to add you could get new base for ~$565 or a refurb for ~$550. Keep it for 5 years and you are looking at just over $110/year. You could probably sell it when you want to upgrade to someone looking for a media server and lower your end cost.

    As far as the DVD, just buy an external DVD drive.
     

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