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    Mac Mini 1.2GHz 40GB HD any good?
    I'm thinking about buying this refurbished Mac Mini.
    Micro Center - Apple Mac mini Desktop Computer Refurbished 138651

    Is this a good price and would this machine be good enough to do general email, web surfing and word processing? What else could this machine handle?

    The specs are:
    Specifications
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    Processor Speed 1.2GHz
    RAM Installed / Max RAM Supported 512MB
    Hard Drive 40GB
    Multimedia Drive SuperDrive DVD±RW Drive
    Thanks.

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    Nope...I wouldn't get it.

    - First...the photo is wrong. That's the photo for the newest Mac-Mini
    - Second...the website says that it's out of stock.
    - Third...price is kind of high. I bought an older used G4 Mac-mini like this that was better (1.5ghz cpu, built-in airport & bluetooth) for $50 dollars.

    That was a pretty good deal. But I see them normally selling on Craig's List for around $100 to $150.

    HTH,

    - Nick

    p.s. By the way (in case you didn't know)...this is a 4-5 year-old computer.
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Nope...I wouldn't get it.

    - First...the photo is wrong. That's the photo for the newest Mac-Mini
    - Second...the website says that it's out of stock.
    - Third...price is kind of high. I bought an older used G4 Mac-mini like this that was better (1.5ghz cpu, built-in airport & bluetooth) for $50 dollars.

    That was a pretty good deal. But I see them normally selling on Craig's List for around $100 to $150.

    HTH,

    - Nick
    They do have some in stock at my local Microcenter store. I think I'll pass on getting it based on your comments. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rightclick View Post
    They do have some in stock at my local Microcenter store. I think I'll pass on getting it based on your comments. Thanks!
    Ok I see (local store has it, internet store doesn't). Yeah...$249 for this 4-5 year-old Mac-mini is definitely on the high side. Keep your eye's on Craig's List if you really want one...should be less $$$ there.

    Good luck,

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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