Purchasing the 2011 Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by hunterheath33, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. hunterheath33 macrumors regular

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    I have an 11in Base Model Macbook Air from 2010, and am looking into a desktop. I already have a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Im just looking for a good desktop that I can use as my main computer and just use my macbook air when I leave the house. My needs are; a big hard drive to store my large files, and a somewhat fast computer that I can use to edit my 5 minutes+ videos for youtube. What configuration would be right for me. By the way, my spending limit is $800-$900
     
  2. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    What's your definition of "big" in a hard drive? And does it have to be built in, or can it be external? You can get a lot more for your money with an external (or adding your own second internal drive) versus buying it from Apple.
     
  3. hunterheath33 thread starter macrumors regular

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    My definition of big for now is like 500GB, as my current MBA only has 2GB ram and a 64GB SSD. I mainly want it for editing on imovie
     
  4. Alameda, Aug 5, 2012
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    Alameda macrumors 6502a

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    A Mac Mini is $599 with a 500 GB hard drive. DRAM is only 2 GB, but it's easily upgraded. No tools are required.
     
  5. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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    And you can get the 4gb with the better video card in the refurb store at apple for $699 right now.
     

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