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    Grandchildren: Which Mac Mini?
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    Grandchildren: Which Mac Mini?
    Apple will not ship products to the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, Tinian and Rota), a US Territory where I used to live and where my grandchildren live now.

    I will be visiting them over the US Thanksgiving holiday. I'm planning to take a Mac mini with me and order the peripherals (mouse, keyboard, display, backup drive) from Amazon or some other vendor that will ship to them.

    Although money is not a huge problem, I don't want to spend more than necessary. At the moment I plan to get the low end Mini with a 256GB internal drive, 8GB RAM and a 21" 1080p monitor. (I happen to have a 2009 Mini upgraded to 8GB RAM. a 256GB SSD with a 21" 1080p monitor. My wife uses it in her law practice and it seems to be just fine.)

    Any thoughts on whether or not that will be an adequate machine for three boys aged 6 through 13?

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    Grandchildren: Which Mac Mini?
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    hi there,


    yes it will be more than adequate for them,

    just make sure to go with an I5 min and 8 GB ram and 256GB

    and you will be fine.
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    Grandchildren: Which Mac Mini?
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    Good point on the i5. If you upgrade the drive on the i3 to 256GB it costs 8000 baht (US$267) but you still have an i3. If you buy the i5 it costs 10,000 baht (US$333) more, but comes with the larger drive. So, you're getting the bigger drive for an extra 66 bucks. Well worth it.

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    Grandchildren: Which Mac Mini?
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    so that should have answered your own question now get an i5 Version of a Mac mini and away you go
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasongoldworthy View Post
    so that should have answered your own question now get an i5 Version of a Mac mini and away you go
    Thanks. I'm glad I asked. I wouldn't have noticed that.

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    Grandchildren: Which Mac Mini?
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    your welcome


    any further questions the forum is a good place to start :-D
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