Time Capsule or Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by benlee, May 4, 2008.

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What Should I Buy?

Poll closed May 24, 2008.
  1. Keep the G4 mini and buy a Time Capsule

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Keep the G4 mini and skip the Time Capsule

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Sell the G4 and buy a new Mini

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Sell the G4 and buy a refurbished iMac

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. benlee macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    Mar 4, 2007
    #1
    So Im pretty sure I'm getting a 1.5Ghz g4 mini from a guy on craigslist as a trade as soon as finals are over and I have time to meet him.
    I just got $150 from my parents for my Birthday that i have decided to spend on my technological cravings.
    I have an airport express along with a crappy Lan Router for my wired connections. I also have a 500GB external hooked up to my MBP for Time machine and Streaming AppleTV movies. However, My Girlfriend has no backup for her MB so I thought a time capsule would be a great addition.

    However, now I'm trying to decide if I should wait till I get the mini and sell it. and the $150 to that plus the additional money that I would spend on the time capsule and that would equal about $650--enough to buy a C2D Mini or even almost enough for a low end refurbished iMac.

    What do you all think I should do?
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    Location:
    Texas, unfortunately.
    #2
    I think you should just get the mini, and find a cheaper backup solution, but it really depends in weather you need the mini more or she needs the backup more.

    My two cents.
     
  3. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

    iknowyourider

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    Location:
    onanorthboundtrain
    #3
    I have a few modest bones in my body that say, keep the g4 mini, get her a wd passport on sale and chill. Get a 250 gb for example, if she has a 120. Clone it with superduper, put it in the MB and put the 120 in the wd enclosure.
     
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #4
    Why is there no option for "sell the mini, get a time capsule?" Because that's what I'd vote for. Honestly, the mini seems like fun, but when would you ever prefer to use a 1.5 ghz G4 rather than your beautiful macbook pro?
     
  5. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Aug 11, 2007
    #5
    if it is an option i would also sell the mini, buy TC..
    i (i really hope [not being sarcastic] that you get something for it)...
    i mean you have all the power you need under the hood of your MBP....
     

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