Older Mac Mini with accessories

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by franko v, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. franko v macrumors member

    franko v

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    Thinking about buying this from craigslist -

    Is it seems like a very good deal - but I'm not familiar with the mac minis.

    Here is the pertinent info:

    Mac Mini running OS X 10.6.4
    1.5GHz
    1GB
    60GB
    Bluetooth Full Size Keyboard
    Bluetooth Mighty Mouse
    HP 17" LCD Monitor

    It will also include iLife '09 and iWork '09.

    She's asking $300.

    Thanks in advance for your responses!
     
  2. lbro macrumors 6502a

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  3. franko v thread starter macrumors member

    franko v

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    I noticed I forgot to add that -

    It's $300.
     
  4. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    It's not bad, the processors in that one can be swapped out for a core 2 duo, 2gb of ram works, and a faster HDD will help it out.

    Stock, it'll be really, really slow.
     
  5. js81 macrumors 65816

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    By 1.5GHz and OS 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard), I assume its the Core Solo model. I had one - and yes, it was DOG SLOW with the Core Solo. I upgraded mine to a Core Duo T2500 (at the time Core 2's were really expensive) and it was like a whole new machine. Upgrade the processor and the memory to 2GB and it'll be a nice machine.

    BUT... you're talking about a $75 processor upgrade and about $50 for the memory. And the stock 60GB hard drive is a dog, too - figure another $50 at least for a decent HD. By then you're approaching $500. Might as well spend $600 and get the new model Mini refurb.

    Just my 2 cents... :)
     
  6. franko v thread starter macrumors member

    franko v

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    Thanks - I think I'll pass then -

    It wasn't something I needed, so why spend that money...
     

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