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Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

mini - good deal?


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I've been considering purchasing a mac mini for some time now, and this morning I found a refurbished 1.83ghz core duo with superdrive for $479 on the mac website. I'm planning on buying two gigs of ram to replace the 512 that it comes with (pitiful, i know). I understand that this isn't going to be a top speed machine... I just want a desktop that will get me through my last 1.5 years of college, and for under $550 I think it seems like a great way to get introduced to mac. Do you think this was a good deal for a refurbished older model, or should I hold off and wait for the 2.0ghz core 2 duos to be on the refurbished page?
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You might as well buy now. The Mini is a great little machine!
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I've been considering purchasing a mac mini for some time now, and this morning I found a refurbished 1.83ghz core duo with superdrive for $479 on the mac website. I'm planning on buying two gigs of ram to replace the 512 that it comes with (pitiful, i know). I understand that this isn't going to be a top speed machine... I just want a desktop that will get me through my last 1.5 years of college, and for under $550 I think it seems like a great way to get introduced to mac. Do you think this was a good deal for a refurbished older model, or should I hold off and wait for the 2.0ghz core 2 duos to be on the refurbished page?
I suggest your price match at ebay or here:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl....83-specs.html

As far as waiting for the bigger and better model the choice is yours. One thing I can say is that if you wait for the bigger and better model you may never buy because something new is always around the corner.


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Don't buy any extra ram until after you receive the mini,sometimes Apple will ship refurbs with more ram,or bigger hard drives than advertised.
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