Using Core Duo Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by SimonUK5, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. SimonUK5 macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2010
    Been offered a Core Duo 1.66Ghz Mac Mini, with a 60gb HDD and 2gb of Ram for £150. Tempted to get it, for times like iḿ stuck in now, and my Stupid MBP is being fixed by Apple all the time :(

    Will put Snow Leopard on it, and just run it for Pages, Safari, Mail and iTunes.

    Might get a small SSD for it too.

    Worth getting?
  2. jmck macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2002

    Can't speak to the price relative to the market, but I still have a slightly newer mini in use driving a TV and stereo. Also running Snow Leopard. I have slightly more ram and it's the 1.83 Ghz Core 2 Duo, but I suspect most things except streaming movies (or even viewing youtube) would work fine for you.
  3. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    I had the same machine. Sold it on ebay for 175. Good machine but I wanted to be up to date. So I sold it and got a 2011 the latest. But for your needs it should be ok. Even firefox goes all the way back to 10.5 so you're good.

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