Using Macmini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by A.Chakery, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. A.Chakery, Dec 9, 2011
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    A.Chakery macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I am a web designer and I wanna put my PC away and start to use Macmini instead.

    Here is my PC's specs :
    Corei5 CPU / 4GB of Ram / Windows 7

    and now I wanna purchase a Corei5 mac mini.

    I almost do not turn off my PC (for downloading/rendering and other stuffs)

    I wanna know if Macmini can fulfill my needs ? (and please note that I don't wanna see it burned after a month :) )

    Any help is appreciated.


    thanks
     
  2. DDave macrumors regular

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    I've got a Mini that runs continuously as my home theater pc. So that shouldn't be a worry. But saying that I'm also a huge fan of Applecare.
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Ditto to all of this. Newer Macs are terrific when it comes to Wake-on-LAN, too. So you could set the Mac to sleep then it will automatically wake up when you try to access it over the network for any functions. I wake mine for HTPC functions, file transfers, web server functions, etc... all the time and it's fine. Applecare is terrific too. If you're a student, it's only $100 for the Mini, and $150 full price, but you can find discounts on the interwebs from time to time.
     
  4. A.Chakery thread starter macrumors member

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  5. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    If you actually did a tiny bit of research you would see that loads of people use Mini's as servers which means 24/7 operation.

    Computers have fans for a reason..
     
  6. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't waste my money on Apple Care. I've been using Macs for 25 years without ever needing it. Extended warranties are for fools.
     
  7. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    well depends. for a macmini maybe not ,

    but if you max an iMac for 4 k plus you can get a 3yr warranty for 120 as a student or as a government worker. even if you don't use the applecare but sell the gear in 2 years that 1 year left on the warranty will help sell it. for a macmini i would not buy apple care.
     
  8. tums macrumors member

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    Yes, yes and yes. I have had a mac mini since 2006 and have never turned them off. The last two have been running 24/7 for the past two years.
     
  9. warvanov macrumors 6502a

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    My first gen mac mini from 2005 is still working with very few problems. I've used it as a home theater PC, as a server, and as my primary computer. It's been running almost constantly for over six years now and I've only recently begun to have problems with the optical drive.

    I can only imagine that the current Mac mini would perform just as admirably.
     
  10. A.Chakery thread starter macrumors member

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    Again thanks anyone,

    really appreciate your help :)
    I fully got my answer ....
     
  11. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Seconded. I also buy a lot of refurbs. Apple is actually really good about customer service and honoring warranties, and the "genius" bar, though often staffed with people less knowledgable than I am (no offense or arrogance intended, I can't strip an iPhone and they can, that's pretty much their main job these days) are usually willing to diagnose and sometimes even fix problems at no cost. I think in the 20+ years I've owned Apple products, I've paid for repairs once, and that was because I accidentally spilled absinthe on a motherboard.

    BTW, when that happened, they only charged me for the mobo...
     
  12. HastaLaVista macrumors member

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    And I've been a Mac user for the past three years. I've had to use my Apple Care for each MBP and MacBook I own (Logic Boards the both of them), I will be getting Apple Care when I get the Mac Mini.
     
  13. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Same but I think it also has to do with a bit of luck, my brother never had problems with his macs, i had all of mine in at least ones in repair (luckily covered under warranty)
     
  14. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how old you are, so you might not have learned yet, but when you get to about 2nd grade you will learn a "golden rule", which means you treat others the way you wanted to be treated.

    I never understood why some just need to talk to people they don't even know like ****. I don't think children even need to be taught this. Its people like you that make this world a scary place to live in.
     

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