Thinking bout buying a mini today

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Tehvishal, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Tehvishal macrumors newbie

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    I got a 2tb wd FireWire 800 external that I'd like to use n i have a 500gb wd usb2 that I'd Ike to have connected to a Mac 24.7 so I was thinking. A mini would be nice because i had. A. MacBook pro 2010 2.4 ghz 13 inch that i gave to my sister becz her mbp got stolen at college.

    Before i used to just have that mbp hooked upto both drives n it was legit but since I don't have that mbp nemore and I need a Mac to use FireWire so I was thinking Mac mini


    1.Should i wait for mbp refresh or Mac mini refresh?
    2.How much Better is i3 n when cani expext it in mbp 13. Or Mac mini. Main thing I'm lookin to do is rip DVDs via ripit n handbrake.
    3. will the Mac mini be bake ti handle making mp4 out of blu Ray if I get a external?


    4.Should i just go get the mac mini tmrw.

    4.Also it's my dads fiftieth soon should I get him a 32gb iPod touch to hold him ove until verizon iPhone...his8gb iPod touch is shot ever since ios 4 horrible battery life.

    What should i do?
     
  2. Tehvishal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just got it yesterday for 650 at apple store with educational discount.

    Ordered 2x2gb 4gb ram kit from crucial for 75. Should I have gone with 8gb kit for 140?

    Got a 23 inch hp monitor for 200 from walmart hp s2331. It's ok but can ne one recommend a legit 23 or 24 inch monitor. I want something that has Good color reproduction n ips technology preferably.

    I'm just using the mini as a server pretty much. I have a fw external with all my movies and I have a 500gb USB external to use as a time machine. All shared across the network using the mini. I like being able to run it 24.7 n not worry about electricity usage.
     
  3. rb5505 macrumors member

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    my opinion...would get the 4gb one chip alone (giving you 4 + 1gb), then get another 4gb if need later. (copy & paste entire link below)

    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Mac mini (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz) DDR3 - Mid 2010&pl=Apple&cat=RAM

    and wal-mart? too destructive to other businesses in any area they reside. never shop there. low price isn't always my goal. this monitor appeals to me...

    http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-VA2...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1289326282&sr=1-1
     

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