Refurbished MPro which Model

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Wicked1, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    Looking for something to act as a server, HTPC, basic computer for email, browsing, and doing some good photo editing, also some Video conversions.

    What is the base model that is good for all of this, I do not need the latest and greatest as this one will last me 3 years.
     
  2. Neodym macrumors 65816

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    Your profile sounds more like a Mac mini to me than a Mac Pro (especially in the noise and power consumption departments).
     
  3. NZed macrumors 65816

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    Yep go with the Mac Mini Server. Suites your need.
     
  4. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    Maybe OP needs all the internal storage they can get and would prefer that over a mountain of externals and rat's nest of cables.

    I think either the 2009 or 2010 base refurbs would work fine.
     
  5. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    A MP as an HTPC would be an overkill :) mini server along with a nice NAS would save him a lot of money and would work just perfect!
     
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I would tell you as an owner of a 2011 mac mini server with the oem option of 2 750gb 7200rpm hdds cost is 999 plus 100 for the drives total is 1099.

    the machine is almost as fast as a 2010 quad 2.8 mac pro.



    that mac pro as a refurb is 2119

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC560LL/A?mco=MTkyMTM2MDM


    a great nas is around 1 k.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822108072


    t-bolt is 1k



    http://store.apple.com/us/product/H5184VC/A/Thunderbolt?mco=MjMwNjUyMjc




    but the mac pro has a great quality the mini does not. the mac pro can boot snow leopard lion and windows.
     
  7. Nostromo macrumors 65816

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    I could never warm up to the refurbished "deals", which consists an older model (one or two generations back) at minimal savings.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You can always get the current models in the refurbished section; practically new.
     
  9. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    They have both older and current models.

    I bought a refurb current model Mac in October 2010 and it's still the current model today.
     
  10. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Yeah man you usually get new models at 10-20% savings. Same 1 year or 3 year extended warranty with Applecare.
     

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