So my Minima died, buy another one now or stick with a PC?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by fRzzy, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. fRzzy macrumors newbie

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    So my Minima died, just died, running fine then suddenly everything went blank and it wouldn't come back up again. Tried everything possible and it's still dead.

    So now I left with my MBA...

    To put a long story short, I need a desktop to work, I just can't work fully productive with a laptop.

    I'm going to get it fixed (hopefully) soon. But now I really need a desktop.

    I have two options:

    1. Stick with a PC and wait until Mac mini next refresh or my Mac mini get fixed.
    2. Buy another now.

    I'm both familiar and working fine with PC or Mac.
    I love Mac mini form factor.
    I won't buy an iMac because of its screen, far worse than my LCD.
    I won't buy a Mac Pro because of its too-expensive-who-can-afford-it-ness.

    What are your opinions?
     
  2. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Why not just purchase an external display, keyboard and mouse for your MBA and turn it into a desktop? It'll be just as fast as the current base Mac mini.
     
  3. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    I believe he means Mini Mac(aka Mac mini).
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    i'd wait for the refresh, since you have a MBA to get you along until then.
     
  5. fRzzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I named my Mac mini Minima lol... I forgot to use its official name when title the thread, my bad.

    I have everything externally required to turn my MBA into a desktop, however I still need a seperated desktop to do something else while I'm using my MBA.

    Actually I should have a PC hooked up by now by my desk, but just look at the size of the computer case I sighed and post this thread. I just want a Mac mini >.<
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Do you know whats wrong with it? My HDD died, and for 100 bucks, its worth it to have it fixed(even though at the time I was waiting for the next Mini)


    I'd say not buy the PC, unless you planning on moving back to Vista/Windows 7.

    If you're planning on staying with OS X, I'd wait it out(and look into fixing the Mini)
     

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