Slightly Used Mac Mini vs. Upcoming?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Nutdotnet, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Nutdotnet macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Ok - I know there is a topic on current vs. upcoming on here, but this is a little different.

    Available is a slightly used 2011 Mac Mini (server version) for $600:

    2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    4GB memory
    Dual 500GB 7200-rpm hard drives
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    OS X Lion Server
    OS X Lion

    If I was buying new I'd likely buy the highest-tiered, non-server edition (which right now goes for $800) - but would depend on what the newer version comes with.

    I'll be using it as really a server of sorts. No need for gaming graphics, but will need to processing and ram power to process videos (through Plex for example) and convert videos when needed. I will only be accessing it through other computers. I don't really *need* the dual 500gb hard drives either as I have 5tb of networked external storage. However, I do plan on using one of my drives via USB - so the whole USB 3 that will likely be on the new version sounds interesting.

    Any advice or recommendations would be most appreciated. I honestly don't know what I need for my needs - but I'm using an old laptop as my "server" right now and it's beginning to show signs of age.

  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    600 is a very good price. do you know if it is under warranty?

    if it is under warranty and you add apple care you could sell it in 6 months for a profit I am pretty sure you could get 700 for it on ebay if it has 18 months or more of apple care left.

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