06-15-2011, 12:18 PM
Hi! new to the forums. Just wanted you ask you guys a question and get some quick advice.
My current HP PC specs are AMD quadcore phenom with 6GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive, a 512MB GeForce 9800GT graphics card, a TV tuner, and 802.11n wireless connectivity, dvd/cd burner. I don't ever use the TV tuner feature. I bought this PC back in February of 2009 and got it for $650.00 with a included keyboard and mouse on a refurbished website deal. well the PC has recently been giving me some problems with blue screens and resetting on its own, I have a bad feeling either my hard drive or mother board might be on there way out.
well my question is I have been considering buying a MAC for my next computer, I found a MAC mini about 3 months old for sale for $500 with included apple wireless keyboard. the mini specs : 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
320GB hard drive1
8x double-layer SuperDrive
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Is the Mini worth the money? I know its getting long in the tooth. Will I be disappointed with the Mini's performance? My requirements for a desktop are web surfing, email, Itunes, HD streaming, video torrents and occasional gaming (once in a blue moon, not really important)
I also plan to upgrade the Mini to 4gb if I buy it.
So what do you guys think? the reason I even hunted down the Mini is because I already have a acer monitor and figured the Mini was the cheapest way into a MAC.