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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:09 pm    Post subject: 2009 or 2010 model? Reply with quote

I'm looking to get a mini, either 2009 or 2010.

2009 model I'm looking at has the 2.53GHz CPU, 2GB RAM and 320GB HD.
2010 model has 2.4GHz CPU and the same RAM / HD

I much prefer the look of the 2009 model, and it would match my ministack.

Is there much performance difference between the 2 models?

Price isn't much of a consideration.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum,

there are quite a few topics which have already discussed this in the Mac Mini section.

Here's a few of them
Mac mini (late 2009) v. latest 2010 model
Do I buy the new 2010 Mac Mini or buy a refurbished one?
2009 or 2010 Mac Mini?

My choice would be the older model 2.53GHZ (I bought one as a refurb Razz)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is pretty much a no brainer once you said you like the 2009 looks. I have upgraded many 2009 machines other then looks which is pretty much your own personal taste.

I prefer the 2009 2.53ghz or the 2009 2.66ghz over the 2010 machines. 2010 was much more of a style change then a performance improvement.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses!

So the graphics in the 2010 model aren't much of an upgrade? I've read conflicting arguments.

I've actually just ordered the 2010 model from ebuyer, but am regretting it already!

Just need to stick to stick my 2007 model on ebay (which I've only owned for a week!)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well the graphics card helps a bit with gaming, but the mini is not for gaming as much as home theater.

remember the 2009 has a 2,53ghz and the 2010 has a 2.40 no question that the 2.53ghz is about 7% faster with processing and the 2009 has a better dvd player.
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