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"What model will or did I buy the 1.25GHz or 1.42GHz mini"
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:27 am    Post subject: "What model will or did I buy the 1.25GHz or 1.42GHz mi Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered the 1.42Ghz version. For AU$130 extra the HD space and speed bump probably will come in handy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the 1.42Ghz model but think it's the smart move is to order the 1.25Ghz B.T.O. and up the hard drive to the 80GB. So save the extra few bucks for more memory. There really is not that much differnece between 1.42Ghz and 1.25Ghz that you will notice. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Already have a 512 stick so it was really a non-issue for me. But for others it would be. I forgot to say that I also got a super drive. You never know...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I envy you you live in Australia and your getting a superdrive! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I purchased the 1.25ghz model and it's my first Mac. I almost bought a Emac before christmas but held off. I'm glad I did!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I bought ONE 1.42Ghz model and TWO 1.25Ghz models!!

(still waiting on all three though) Sad

After all the RAM swapping is through, the 1.42Ghz mini will have 1GB/80GB/SD and the 1.25Ghz minis will have 512MB/40GB.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought the 1.25 Ghz model. using the $100 saved to put towards the 1gb ram stick i ordered. plus i took a chance on getting the faster 40gb hard drive, and it has the 5400 rpm seagate drive. this is one sweet little mac. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered the 1.42 with the Superdrive, and I've got a 1gig stick waiting to go in it.

I wanted the larger hard drive anyway, so an extra $50 for the faster chip was no big deal. There may not be much speed difference, but at least I'll never have to wonder "What if I had just...". So the extra $50 just prevents me doing a lot of second-guessing...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered the 1.42 with the Superdrive & 512MB.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am switching from windose xp and chose the 1.42, 512, AP options. Est. ship-date: 3/3 - i can't wait. Two weaks left... Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="sascha"]i am switching from windose xp and chose the 1.42, 512, AP options. Est. ship-date: 3/3 - i can't wait. Two weaks left... Smile[/quote]
I'm waiting along with you (as are a LOT of people)... Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Running two stock 1.42GHz models from MacConnection. Stacking them like Legos™ is fun! What's on your mini?!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:41 pm    Post subject: choice to get a 1.25 /A mini Reply with quote

First, I'm new here and wanna just say hi to y'all! also wanna thank y'all for supporting my new journey into mac-hood! Thought I'd take a moment to share bout my choice...

I got a great deal on the old 1.25 A-series out here in Thailand - it was on clearance cheaper than i could find mail-ordered to the US so it was practically a no-brainer after a few days of research - in fact, it quickly bumped out a P4 tower i was about to get - i'm glad the PC quote took it's merry time Cool

Some assumptions (your mileage my vary):
- going back to my hardcore cmd-line TRS-80/UNIX mentality
- minimizing my past life dependency on Office (way to go Gates! [b]not[/b] - in all fairness, i know he's done us [b]some[/b] good)
- didn't [u]really[/u] want to go generic - i'm a h/w engineer and know $ put into good system integration makes a difference!
- jumpin into the web paradigm from a biz app perspective...better late than never..at least i've been dreamin this whole time Very Happy

Some of my conclusions:
- reading many of the posts on this board, memory and disk appears to be king over CPU! thus 1.25 will do the trick
- replace the 256MB with 1GB as soon as possible (thus getting 512MB wasn't a win for me - i'd be tossing it)
- keep the primary drive for OS and apps and store MM files (ie. mp3s, mpgs) and downloads externally
- do without WiFi for now (AirTunes sounds really cool tho)
- accept adding an external bluetooth module and shop for a headset
- saw you could get a better SuperDrive than the stock one
- my modem will come in useful for faxing
- the whole BYODKM thing was brilliant: i already had USB keyboard/mouse from my previous setup and never did get around to buying an external LCD for my old laptop!
- live with Panther for the short-term and appreciate Mac OS X in it's early hey days (relatively speaking!)
- major and new Linux variants for PPC supported (FC4, Gentoo)
- all in all was quite pleased with mac os from 91-95 so why not jump back in 10 years later...i just got a lil lost Wink

Stuff i found out after i bought:
- the internal drives are 2.5" laptop drives so i can reuse my old 12 and 60GB drives from my previous laptop (i think)
- found out peeps are booting their minis off external firewire HDDs
- many of you use your minis as personal web servers - very cool

This is all for now - hope this is useful to any of you still makin a decision - good luck!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted 1.42 GHz, but strictly speaking I did not buy my Mac Mini, it was a birthday gift.
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