Purchase a new mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by dillei, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. dillei macrumors newbie

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    New here, and planning to purchase a new mac mini for next school year. Here are some question, hope someone can help me out. I had already read some of this, but still want to make sure.
    I would use for school work, some graphic designing, music composing, and of course a bit gaming.

    2.4GHz or 2.66GHz ? Would it be different of the performance?
    Would like to upgrade ram, a little question that on the apple website is "8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM (add $300...)", and I saw someone said this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231294
    would be work fine, is it?
    I had already got a bluetooth keyboard with said work with windows, mac, android etc. could it be work? and might also a bluetooth mouse I use with windows right now.. I know it kind of dum question, but just want to make sure and save some money.
    About the applecare, should i buy it as well or not? If not, could I buy it like 11 months after i purchase the mac mini?

    Thanks for reading my questions, and all of the answers :)
     
  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    There is a good chance the Mini will updated in the next few weeks, so if you can wait, it will be worth it.

    Applecare can be purchased up to a year later, but if bought right a way, it is easier because it auto enrolls.

    Buy RAM from newegg or macsales.com.

    The difference between those two chips is not much, but given that the Core2Duo chip is so outdated, I would get as much horsepower as possible.
     
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    The processor upgrade isn't going to buy you a lot more performance. Regarding the ram, Newegg would be a smarter place to buy it for sure but all in all, I wouldn't recommend you get 8 gigs. 4 gigs is more than enough for most users. You can buy Applecare 11 months down the road. Any bluetooth OR usb keyboard and\or mouse will work.
     
  4. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Wait if you can. Should possibly see a refresh around the time the iMac gets updated. Since it's for next school year, you have time.
     

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