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Decisions...decisions -- older Mini vs. Dual Core
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote]Well, I am guessing that it's the 4200 RPM, since he bought it in early 2005. Or were they using the faster HD in those models?

Yes, I could go with a solo core, but after all the necessary upgrades -- 1 GB RAM ($100), 80 GB HD ($50) and Superdrive ($50) -- it would be the same price ($799) as a dual core. IF I went with the stock dual core for $799, would I be safe with 512 MB RAM for the time being? I'd keep my eye open for some affordable RAM to do a self-upgrade to 1 GB.[/quote]

It seems like some of the older Mini's were a mixed bag of 4200rpm and 5400rpm if I remember correctly (Apple really likes to do that). So I would check first..

I see what you are saying, I just was not aware that having a hard drive over 60GB was a requirement. Based on what you are planning on using your Mini for the 1.42 PPC Mini or either of the Intel models will be more than adequate. Personally, I think that 512MB in the Intel models will be more than sufficient for now based on what you are going to be using the Mini for. You can always upgrade later (RAM prices should fall over time)..

I think at this point you should just flip a coin since you cannot really lose either way Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="ack_mac"][quote]Well, I am guessing that it's the 4200 RPM, since he bought it in early 2005. Or were they using the faster HD in those models?

Yes, I could go with a solo core, but after all the necessary upgrades -- 1 GB RAM ($100), 80 GB HD ($50) and Superdrive ($50) -- it would be the same price ($799) as a dual core. IF I went with the stock dual core for $799, would I be safe with 512 MB RAM for the time being? I'd keep my eye open for some affordable RAM to do a self-upgrade to 1 GB.[/quote]

It seems like some of the older Mini's were a mixed bag of 4200rpm and 5400rpm if I remember correctly (Apple really likes to do that). So I would check first..

I see what you are saying, I just was not aware that having a hard drive over 60GB was a requirement. Based on what you are planning on using your Mini for the 1.42 PPC Mini or either of the Intel models will be more than adequate. Personally, I think that 512MB in the Intel models will be more than sufficient for now based on what you are going to be using the Mini for. You can always upgrade later (RAM prices should fall over time)..

I think at this point you should just flip a coin since you cannot really lose either way Smile[/quote]

I will check on the HD RPMs. If I go with the dual, my instinct says pay $100 for the 1 GIG and save myself the hassle later. Yes, I probably should flip a coin. Consumerism has got me -- I could save money by buying used, yet I still want the top-of-the-line Mini. I don't want to buy my brother's and be under the "what if" spell, ya know?!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still haven't made my decision yet, but am leaning towards the Intel Duo Core. Will the following programs work on the Intel version?

*MS Office
*Photoshop
*InDesign
*Mozilla Firefox
*mIRC
*Quark
*OpenOffice

Looking forward to your responses!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:02 pm    Post subject: stop agonizing Reply with quote

Tell you what. Sell me the mini for $450 and by the intel.

But:

yes, all the apps will work, albeit slower than they will in two years when they release the intel-native versions (particularly not fast on the solo core).

Seriously, I'd do the g4 ...but beat your brother up for a slightly bigger discount.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: stop agonizing Reply with quote

[quote="edoug"]Tell you what. Sell me the mini for $450 and by the intel.

But:

yes, all the apps will work, albeit slower than they will in two years when they release the intel-native versions (particularly not fast on the solo core).

Seriously, I'd do the g4 ...but beat your brother up for a slightly bigger discount.[/quote]

I ultimately decided on the Mini Intel Core Duo and am loving it. The G4 is still for sale. Hit me up if you're interested.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Core Solo Reply with quote

So am I the only person that went with the core solo? Did I miss something, am I a fool for doing this?

My situation was, got a free mac mini 1.42 512 ram, combo drive from that freepay site. I used it for a few months, and was going to upgrade to tiger 10.4 cause it only had panther or whatever. I decided to sell it on ebay, got $440 for it then bought the core solo for $599 with a $25 MIR. By my calculations this works out because just upgrading to tiger would have cost me $120 according to apple.com and then on top of that I got the intel processor, front row/remote, comic life (which i was going to buy), airport, bluetooth. It seemed like the right move, I hope you all agree.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week I was checking Comp USA paper and they had the PC G4 on sale for 499.00 Was going to get it but they didn't have any left. Apple sales guys said they would sell me the new Intel version for the same price but I had to buy the extended warranty for 150.00 also.
Was getting this for my granddaughter. I thought it was a good deal so I got the new one. It's for her birthday but that's not till Aug.

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This is what I'm using now and love it. It does everything I want it to do. I've decided to same my money now for one of Apple's desktops later on if and when they convert the big ones to the intel.
1.42 GHz Power PC G4
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