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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by clevin, Sep 6, 2006.
bizarre, iMac 17" is now $200 cheaper, while no price shift for mini.
no love for the mini
components are even more compressed in a mini than the iMac, i'm not surprised, the markup that Apple gets off of a mini is small to begin with they aren't going to drop the price. notice though on the lowest end of the iMacs they removed BT and the remote? it also only has a combo drive and integrated graphics. hence the nice price drop.
Can't blame 'em
Aluminium prices are all time high
It's because they dropped some of the specs on the entry-level machine...it's now more like the EDU-only one that was briefly available to individuals.
I'd still take the Mini over the iMac, a bummer than it doesn't have Core 2 though.
you could buy the low end mini and drop a Core 2 chip in there, no? the mini's are socketed.
see, the thing is, 599 vs 1299, mini is sure good, but 599 vs. 999.........just think about monitor and keyboard......
Still, the 17" model dropped from $1299 to $1199 and the 20" model from $1699 to $1499.
I get what you're saying, but what about people who already own a nice monitor and a keyboard, and don't want to pay the extra money, even if it seems like a better value?
at least now you can use your old monitor for spanning with the Intel iMacs.
Getting a core duo at the same price of a core solo is not a price drop????
I doubt they'll decrease the price of the Mini nowadays.
Might drop it by $50, a month before they come out with the new model in 2018.
Almost made a 10 year necro thread pull. Soooo close
#1 statement on MacRumors, since 2006
i was reading this thread and didn't noticed it was 2 years old.... I was all like:
What the **** are these people talking about?
It´s 10 years old even
This isn't a viable thread folks!
It is a seance... (Cue the spooky music.)
Cost me five week's pay for my first base model Mac Mini (the original), with Office for Mac, ready to use back in 2005. Add another 2 - 3 weeks pay for a monitor and other peripherals.
Was just over a month's pay for my base model 2009 Mac Mini, plus iWork. No Office, or new peripherals required. Spent about a week's pay on RAM (added 4 GB) and OS X (Snow Leopard then Mountain Lion) upgrades. I am still using it.
Now I could pick up a base model 2014 Mac Mini, with the iWork apps included for less than three weeks pay, the mid range model for about a month's pay, and the off the shelf top of the range for less than six week's pay.
(My pay has increased by about 12% since 2005)
Congrats on resurrecting a nearly TEN YEAR OLD thread. That has to be some kind of record...
The songs remain the same.
It's currently 499$ in the USA, which is the lowest price I think it's ever been. I believe the original PowerPC Minis were 499$ then Apple increased the price by 100$ when the Intel Mini was first released. Maybe Apple will punish us with a new Apple TV form factor and a 100$ price increase.
The low end clunker is not worth more than $399. More like $299 with that damn spinner.
The all-new Mac Nano.