PC user jumps ship - Bought a Mini this weekend.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lyserjic, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. Lyserjic macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Well, I made the switch Saturday. My original question to the forum was here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=161311

    The folks at the Houston Galleria Apple Store were very helpful, props to them. They were kind enough to make sure I got a "late 2005" model w/1.5Ghz/64Mb Vram.

    After spending many hours with the new Mac Mini this weekend, I can only make one real observation....Why did I wait so long to get it?!?


    To any PC users who need a machine for web/email/music/word processing, a Mini is for you! That little box is absolutely amazing. Blows the doors off the 1.5Ghz Athlon PC it replaced. No comparing Win2K on the AMD and OS X on the Mini. The Mini smokes it, hands down.

    The primary user of the machine is my wife, she is very happy with her "early Christmas present". It was hilarious, when we left the house to get it, she makes the comment "We better take my truck if we're buying a computer, it won't fit in your car". I had a good laugh! (she's used getting Dells in at work..)

    Another Mac is most certainly in this PC user's future! If you're a PC user on the fence about getting a Mini, don't wait, get it. You won't regret it.

  2. Zman5225 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2005
    Tacoma WA
    Congrats on your purchase, im a recent windows pc switcher as well, and I asked myself the same question....what took me so long?!

    Well I have seen the light, and am just as happy as you are. Congrats again!

  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    My only complaint with the Mini is it's lackluster video card. Otherwise it's a great entry-level model to get folks into Apple/Mac/OS X.
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    It's not lackluster when compared to the mass of integrated video chips on the PC side. Still, where's a 9550 for it?
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    Heck yea, the Houston Galleria Apple is the place to go! (I went to the Woodlands opening.. Even though I know one of the clerks, and he's a pretty cool dude... just.. naw, Houston Galleria is the way to do it!)

    Enjoy your new mini!

    BTW, You going back on Friday? Apparently they're having a after-Thanksgiving sale... (oo, tempting!)

    I'm sure that if the mini goes on sale, they can help ya out. They're pretty nice about that. (they keep letting me use my brother's EDU discount for some reason.. even though I'm not him.) Just bring your receipt.
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Well, I agree, those are crap as well, but I don't give a fig what IBM (or whatever they're called now) does. :)
  7. nicole786 macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2005
    congrats on the switch. i'm a recent switcher myself who is asking that same question lol i'm never going back.
  8. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    The mini is very quiet and out-of-the-way. Something PC users are not accustomed to. And OSX Tiger running Spotlight makes Windows XP look like the virus-spyware cesspool that it really is. Congrats! :D
  9. electronboy macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2005
    I miss the days of being a new Mac convert. I was so excited about leaving Windoze and Micro$haft behind, although I am increasingly concerened about the direction Apple is headed and have been very dissapointed by Apple this year on several occassions.

    All in all, I still think the Mac is the better platform.
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Yeah, we're trading up a lot of over older Quicksilvers and Digital Audio PowerMacs for Mac Mini's. They're a godsend for us. Nice, compact, and cheap Macs that are more capable than their older brothers for what we do.

    We're only running FileMaker databases, TeX conversion, PDF creation, and office work. The Mini is more than enough when we install 1 GB of RAM.

    I get to tinker around with the old PowerMac's too. :D
  11. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
  12. Michael7k macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2005
    Congratulations, on you Mac purchase isn’t it great to be running OSX. It honestly it feels great to be called a traitor by the other family members. Do they dare refer to my mother in that manner after Christmas while she plays on her iMac?


  13. crdean1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2005
    Way to go, I switched in Feb. and absolutely love it. I should have done it a long time ago.
  14. yoak macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    Congratulations. I tried to get my father to get one, but he got a PC laptop from work. Thinking of giving him one for his 60th birth day though
  15. blaster_boy macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2004

    I still have a pc for gaming-related spare time, but ever since I bought my mac mini I am reluctant to switch it on - now that I am used to the quiet operation of the mac mini, the noice coming from my pc as it boots is soooo loud now that I don't want to hear it if I can avoid it...

    Have fun with it !
  16. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

    Jul 13, 2005
    United Kingdom
    *strikes another PC user of the list forever*
  17. panda macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2004
  18. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2005
    Kansas City,MO/Milwaukee, WI
    enjoy your mini! just remember to put a stick of 1 gig ram in that sucker to make it fly compared to 256 or 512

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