what's sufficient? Mac mini or something else?

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

  1. tanderson11 macrumors member

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    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

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    An older Mac Mini like you mentioned would be perfect for this IMO.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    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

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    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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