what's sufficient? Mac mini or something else?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tanderson11, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. tanderson11 macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    So I recently sold my MacBook Pro because I only use my iPad and rarely ever used my laptop. However, I do need something with iTunes so I can connect my ipad and iphone to something with all my storage on there.

    Should I just get a Mac mini or is there something else recommended for about $450 that would be better than my old Macbook Pro.

    the Mac mini i'm looking at is a 2011 i5 500gb hdd and 8gb of ram for $425. My old MacBook Pro was a dual core, 300 something gb hdd and 8 gb of ram.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    An older Mac Mini like you mentioned would be perfect for this IMO.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    If you can spend $450, I suggest you add about $230 more, and get a refurbished version of the late-2012 Mini i7 2.3ghz.

    Yes, it's more money, but it will serve you better for longer.

    And you never know -- perhaps your needs will evolve, and you'll start finding other uses for it, as well.
  4. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    is it music storage? if so just pay 30 euro a year for iTunes match. also use dropbox, copy.com etc and you'll get lots of free storage.

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