Mac Mini Users

Discussion in 'Mac Mini' started by ijingo, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. ijingo

    ijingo Active Member

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    Following the upgraded Mac Mini, are you considering to purchase this little beast?

    The time it was announced in this thread by skinhead, i was contemplating on upgrading/replacing mine with the 320g already. And the 30" LED display, its too tempting yet so enormously expensive.

    Just wanna hear your thoughts.
    Thanks
     
    #1 ijingo, Mar 9, 2009
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    I will definitely replace my current dual core mac mini (almost 4 years old) with the new low end one... The selling point is actually the Nvida video card as I do video and photo editing. It's just painful doing video and photo editing using my current Mac Mini.

    Also, (it may be a myth) i'm using a system that used to be Tiger, upgraded to Leopard. I think because if this, speed was compromised.

    I can't wait to get my hands on a new Mac Mini.
     
  3. Howard Roark

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    Considering to purchase? Yes. Most definitely. The mini is a fine machine and its still my favorite desktop mac (pseudo desktop, i mean). However, read some articles that its still a bit overpriced considering the specs is still below average and that the iMac is a much better buy.
     
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    I will purchase one and use it as a media server
     
  5. kinetic88

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    If you so decide to sell your old macmini, I'm interested. :p
     
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    I will sell my beloved mini, but when I have the new mini first,

    I still hate the power button at the back, wish they include the power on/off like the older mac via remote.
    also apple didn't take the hint that move or put few usb port on the side, what a waste, a stereo speaker built-in will be great too. it still has some wee space inside the mini, hehe!
     
  7. ijingo

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    I'll definitely get the new one. I don't know if will sell the C2D one.
     
  8. ronnie

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    Should i replace my old emac 1ghz/640MB/80gb to the newer mac mini's cd2 2.0/1gb/120gb or should i wait for the new release?

    Btw emac is still working with new installed 80gb HD drive.
     
  9. PatrickGaerlan

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    @ronnie, you might want to wait a couple of weeks. There's been a long time rumor that cheaper MacBooks and Mac minis are coming out soon.
     
  10. ronnie

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    Thanks patrick. Hope the new model is as tough as my emac running for almost 6 yrs
     
  11. booblanco

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    rumors have it also that the new and cheaper mac minis and macbooks will use nvidia's ION platform (intel atom + GF9400M), thus bringing desktop-grade multimedia performance to netbook proportions.

    gaming will take a performance hit with the ION, but the tradeoff is hardware support for blu-ray playback (but not .mkv), 7.1 audio and HDMI-out.
     
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    I am actually waiting for the rumored upgrade on the mac mini. Here's a report from macrumors.com that an announcement may be made to coincide with the launch of windows 7.
     
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    Thank Goodness they decided not to put ion into the Mac Mini. Looks like the Mac Mini had been updated to specs similar to the 13 inch Macbook Pros. Very good updates! Now I wonder if it is possible for these babies to accept 8 gigs of RAM for future upgrades!

    PS. Looks like Apple won't be putting BR in Macs anytime soon. Perhaps as an option in the next revision of the Mac Pro (which should be anytime in the first Quarter next year).
     
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    The new Mac Minis are so tempting, even the entry level.
     
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    ever since my iMac's vertical line issue before, i've been skeptical of anything that apple makes with a built-in display. as far as desktops go, i'll always be a huge fan of the mac mini. you get to choose a huge matte display (up to 2560x1600) and mount it however you choose, making for some interesting home theater / multiple display projects. with the way 1080p displays are priced so low nowadays, there's such little risk as compared to an iMac's display getting hosed.

    now that you're able to play 1080p flicks and 3D games, since last year, that GeForce 9400 chip really turned things around for the mac mini- the most underrated machine in apple's lineup.
     
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  17. ijingo

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    Got to have the new Mini.
     
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    I think the sweet spot is the 2.53Ghz high-end Mini.
     
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    are there any big difference between the new and old model of mac minis?
     
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    Processor speed lang yata..:)
     

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