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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: 2009 or 2010 Mac Mini? Reply with quote

Hello, I'm new to this site and need some advice. I've been a long time Mac user since 1984 and currently have a unibody 2.4 macbook. Looking to replace a old pc with a Mac mini, just not sure which one to get. The new mini would be used for surfing, email, itunes etc. pretty basic stuff. Been watching the refurb page daily. I do have a budget of no more than $750 and I am eligible for the educational discount.

Thanks for any thoughts or comments!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the 2.4GHz unibody Mini has a similar spec to your MacBook -- so if your MacBook is a good match for your needs, then the Mini probably will be as well! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't get a server version 2.53ghz 2009 or a 2.66GHz 2010 . a 2.53ghz refurb non server is 589 when it comes up grab it. use the extra money to grab a nice external hdd with fw800
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
a 2.53ghz refurb non server is 589 when it comes up grab it. use the extra money to grab a nice external hdd with fw800




Just got one of these myself - Is the FW800 external going to be a faster option than the standard internal disk?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes i have been checking hourly for the 2.53ghz refurb non server at 589, they have a server version that has been there for several days. Nice thing about the 2.53 is the 4 gb ram. Yes I already have a fw800 ext drive, so that would be nice. Still keep looking at that new one though.. Guess either one would suit my needs fine
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, pulled the trigger and bought the base model 2010 2.4 320, 2gb mac mini, Should be here in a day or so, so I'll let you know how it works out
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received my 2010 2.4 mini yesterday and it's everything I expected! Using an Apple keyboard and a Viewsonic 22 inch monitor with it. The mini is dead silient, built like a tank and fast enough for me. Love it so far!
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