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which style is easier to work on?

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 7:11 am    Post subject: which style is easier to work on? Reply with quote

i can get either of the two styles that will meet my needs spec wise. 2009 or 2010 model. or more specifically unibody or non unibody. for those that have gone inside, which is easier to work on? stuff like replacing hard drives, optical drives, pram batteries. (the main reason i'm looking at these older models is that i want an internal optical drive and want a machine that will boot into 10.6.) thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beyond RAM, I think the models before 2010 were actually easier to upgrade. I probably would stick with the 2010 model though. I think it's a slightly better machine. Not to mention it having HDMI and the built-in power supply. JMHO
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that I would go with the 2010 Mac mini as well. If you don't mind me asking, why are you only looking to boot into Snow Leopard?
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, first of all the ease of repairing is not all i will be looking at. it was merely my topic on this forum. snow leopard? i need to use rosetta for a lot of my programs. i'm not wild about the cloud so currently i see no reason for mountain lion. of course years down the road that could change. but it also may not change. only time will tell and if new macs won't run rosetta then i would like to choose a mac that is easily repairable.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's cool. I had a feeling it was for either Rosetta or Front Row. A lot of people running their Mac minis as a media center still like having the latter around.
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