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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: REFUBISHED 2.0 MAC FOR SALE AT APPLE Reply with quote

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac

THEY ARE LAST YEARS MODELS but they are 469 with free shipping!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi-bin/rpcart/index.cgi?command=listitems&type=group&group=clst

I found a pretty good price for a used Mini at L.A. Computer Co. My Mother picked one up about 4 months ago and has been very pleased with her purchase. She got the 1.83 at the time I think it was $379 or so. I'm considering the 1.66 for a HTPC. It's only $299! Also has a 30 day warranty just in case.
Usual disclaimer I'm not affiliated with L.A. Computer but my mom is a satisfied customer.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the 1.66 is not fast enough for a HTPC. I owned one. The 1.83 is good enough.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are some good prices...but I guess Apple sold the Mac 2.0. I don't see it!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they sell out quick
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
the 1.66 is not fast enough for a HTPC. I owned one. The 1.83 is good enough.


Does it stutter?
It won't play dvds effectively?
Not quite enough processing power?
I guess I'm asking why the 1.66 won't or couldn't be a HTPC?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you rip dvds it takes forever to encode. if you record tv it won't play hdtv very well. the 183 with 4gb ram will record hdtv 1080i with an elgato and play it flawlessly. the 183 will let you watch hdtv 1080i with out stutter. the 166 does have trouble letting you watch tv. if you want to play 480p dvds only and itunes. the 166 will do the trick.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
if you rip dvds it takes forever to encode. if you record tv it won't play hdtv very well. the 183 with 4gb ram will record hdtv 1080i with an elgato and play it flawlessly. the 183 will let you watch hdtv 1080i with out stutter. the 166 does have trouble letting you watch tv. if you want to play 480p dvds only and itunes. the 166 will do the trick.


Thanks for the input. I have 4gig in my 07 mini and it works very well. My thought about the 1.66 is that it has to be more powerful than an AppleTV? But I'm not sure about that. Plus it has a built in dvd player, but I'm just making some assumptions.
The 183 is only $50 more and ram is cheap.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes thats why I say buy a refurbed 183 c2d on apple when it shows up. or even a refubed 200 c2d at 419 for the 183 and 469 for the 2.00ghz they are good value.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a discover card you an extra 5 percent off the apple site
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