Slightly Used Mac Mini vs. Upcoming?

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

  1. Nutdotnet macrumors member

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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    Howell, New Jersey
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    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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