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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:

Why not wait till October and see if there is a price drop?


I wish I knew there would be, it would make it that much easier to wait. I saw on MacRumors that there is a supposed refresh on the iMac and price drops on the Macbook coming "within weeks." Nothing mentioned about the mini though.

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Can you wait until 2020? Prices should be better and everything that Apple offers should be much faster.


Hahah yeah, that's the thing with buying any piece of technology, the next day there is always something better, faster, and cheaper. I'm not the type to wait months and months for a deal, but if I have to wait only a month then maybe it's worth it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How bout some quad core love? Im sure this will never happen , will be forced to get a mac pro.. or hackintosh as a result of the mac pros price.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to have some fun, go to the Apple Store and max out a Mac Pro configuration with 2 quad core Zeons and 32 GB of memory and four TB HDD and see how fast you can spend $10,000. Reminds me of the Lisa days! Perhaps Apple will quietly upgrade the options on the Mac Mini like they did the Mac Pro when they added a 32 GB option.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i believe there might be a minor refresh for the Mac mini this coming Oct..
This is just my "gut feel".
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kt1855 wrote:
i believe there might be a minor refresh for the Mac mini this coming Oct..
This is just my "gut feel".


For example? Bumping RAM to 2GB? or processor speed?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ssfm wrote:
kt1855 wrote:
i believe there might be a minor refresh for the Mac mini this coming Oct..
This is just my "gut feel".


For example? Bumping RAM to 2GB? or processor speed?


Let me get this straight...an anonymous person says s/he has a "gut feeling" about something they almost certainly don't know about, and you want to know specifics?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about 2.26ghz and 2.53ghz with 2gb ram stock able to do 8gb ram
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
how about 2.26ghz and 2.53ghz with 2gb ram stock able to do 8gb ram


I am hoping for a slight price decrease as well..
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
how about 2.26ghz and 2.53ghz with 2gb ram stock able to do 8gb ram


Sounds good to me. And with the AUD improving after the last refresh, perhaps the prices will be a little more respectable if there is a refresh of the Mac Mini soon.

I currently have a 2.0Ghz with 4GB RAM (upgraded by Apple).

If the price is right I may be interested in purchasing my second Mac Mini to use in addition to my current one.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not think they are planning to do any major refresh, but they will be probably including previously optional high performance upgrades (faster CPU and more RAM) into their standard offering with more decent price. When I bought my customized Mac Mini last April, I was really paying premium for the customization.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe change the high end to a 2.53GHz option as the chip price is similar?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saul that is a good idea leave the 2.0ghz and make the 2.53ghz the high end also 2gb ram as the intro ram. the cost to apple would be very little. They would sell a boatload of the 2.53ghz machines.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saul wrote:
Maybe change the high end to a 2.53GHz option ...


Wow, Apple could drop in a P8700 for the exact same price and power requirements running at 2.53 mHz. That would be sweet. But maybe they have some big discount arrangement with the P7350 at 2.0 mHz.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from the selling viewpoint I think it would be good business. To bump the 2.26 to 2.53.

it would really make a lot of sense to buy the top end unit. I
would think that right now the 2.0 outsells the 2.26 at least 3 to 1.

I would think that if they bump up to 2.53 the 2.0 will drop in sales but the 2.53's would really sell well. even with the 600 to 750 bump. That would be a good profit for apple. Plus we would get a nice machine for 750. drop in ram for 60 and buy a new wd6400bevt drive it fits. you mini would hold 640gb have 4gb ram and a 2.53ghz cpu for 900 and some change, This machine would be a good small desktop or a solid dvr/itunes htpc machine.
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