Review and thoughts on mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by alittleloving, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. alittleloving macrumors newbie

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    I want to buy my mom a mac for her birthday but do not want to pay so much money. How well do mac minis work? she now has a dell desktop. Will it work as fast as a mac does? Im not too familiar with the mac minis so any information is greatly appreciated! thanks!
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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  3. alittleloving thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks! do you know how well the refurbished ones work?
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Couldn't tell the diff between my refurb and a new one.
     
  5. bagelche macrumors 6502

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    refurbs are as good as new (some would even argue better because they've been checked out, presumably thoroughly). I would always recommend going for a refurbished mac over a new one. The monetary savings are noticeable and I don't see a downside (discounting the plain brown packaging--but really).

    I like the mini. It's small and speedy for all non-intensive tasks. The only downside for me is I'd want to put more RAM in, which is a small PITA.

    I would also factor in accessory costs. You may already have a monitor (DVI input? if not you might need a DVi-to-VGA adapter--check out monoprice.com). Also, keyboard and mouse.
     
  6. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    my G4 Mini is OK for most things except Flash. it slows to a crawl with flash
     

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