Thinking of getting a Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jhill89, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. jhill89 macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    So my laptop broke so I've been looking at a Mac Mini for xmas. I have an Acer monitor I can hook up to it. Only thing is do I buy one before or after xmas? Anyone know if the price is likely to drop anytime soon or if Apple will have a January sale? Lowest price new I have seen on the internet so far is £540 for the cheapest version.

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Apple doesn't do sales. Maybe some resellers will have it with slight discount but usually the prices remain the same. Look at refurbs if you want to save money.
  3. jhill89 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    Would be great if I could get one for under £500, and would rather have one new than a refurb. I was looking at getting a desktop PC for around the same price but figured a Mac Mini would hold it's price better in the long run.
  4. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

    Aug 26, 2001
    Cleveland, OH
    It's $612 right now at

    EDIT: I'm not observant about the locations involved.
  5. krravi macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2010
    I just got mine from for $599.00 shipped.
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    you appear to be in the UK. I maintain waiting for the next one is the thing to do. I feel this mini lacks cpu power and was a cosmetic upgrade over the 2009 mini. A 2011 mini should be much better. Just my opinion.
  7. jhill89 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2010
    I can see your point but I kinda need one now as I've been using my friends laptop since mine broke and not having the freedom of my own computer is really annoying! :)
  8. Mac-100x macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I doubt we will see any price drops, this time around from Apple. But like the others said, check out the refurbished store, it's basically like buying a new Apple product, just with different packaging. :) Plus you save lots of money.

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