I wana get a mac mini, what do you guys think?

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  1. Malghanim

    Malghanim My wee wee has been Stricken with Rigor Mortis

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    Ok so I have been a PC guy all my life, I got two laptops and two desktops right now.. and I am pretty proficient at it. I have been exposed to apple a few times and I enjoy it..

    I didn't want to get a powerbook or ibook... first I wanted to try something stationary..

    what do you guys think? Any recommendations?

    This is probably the states of the one I am getting:


    • 512MB DDR333 SDRAM - 1 DIMM
    • 80GB Ultra ATA drive
    • 4x SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    • AirPort Extreme Card
    • 56K v.92 Modem
    • Mac OS X - U.S. English
    • 1.42GHz PowerPC G4


    ***This is not a I hate PC threads***

    Thanks people :bigthumb:
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    I'd throw in the internal bluetooth while you're at it too. If you don't use bluetooth now, you will. :)
     
  3. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    While 512 is fine, I would seriously look at upping the ram with an aftermarket company. Rule of thumb: NEVER buy Apple memory: too expensive and they just Crucial's which you can buy from crucial's site cheaper.
     
  4. thezak

    thezak New Member

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    what he said.

    and yes, yes you should buy a mac.
     
  5. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    get 1gig of ram. and the mini will definitely give you an idea of what a mac is capable of. ENJOY!
     
  6. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    :werd: on the bluetooth suggestion... that + Sony Ericsson phone = god, it's indispensible for me now. :bowdown:

    and even if you don't have a SE phone, you might find yourself wanting it for the optional wireless keyboard / mouse, etc. don't forget that it's a combo wifi + BT option so you would have 802.11g as well for only $89 more I think :coold:
     
  7. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    For Mac Mini, I thought you couldn't upgrade ram by yourself?
     
  8. Malghanim

    Malghanim My wee wee has been Stricken with Rigor Mortis

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    How do you upgrade the ram by yourself??!? I thought you werent able to mess around with apple hardware

    But thanks for the suggestion people!
     
  9. Malghanim

    Malghanim My wee wee has been Stricken with Rigor Mortis

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    The stats right there is the one I found.. I didn't want to order and wait for 3-4 weeks
     
  10. SoKo

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    inpatient :o
     
  11. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    There's a thread in here somewhere where someone posted a video on how to open the mini. I have the vid on my HD I think.
     
  12. SoKo

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    Apothis New Member

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    Aside from the cpu, it's pretty much the same hardware you'll find in a PC. It's just a matter of opening it up and getting in there, and it seems SoKo posted a vid to help with that. Also, as I understand it, Apple would "prefer" you don't do it yourself, but it won't void your warranty or anything if you do.
     
  14. Ubisquo

    Ubisquo New Member

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    Just ordered a 1.25/80/512/bluetooth one.

    *nervous*

    Btw, what can it do with the Sony phone?
     
  15. bearsdidit

    bearsdidit OT Supporter

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    i got mine about a month ago, it was my first mac and I love it. Almost immediatley threw away my pc and have plans on buying a laptop soon.
     
  16. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    it'll sync all phone numbers in your address book to the phone, and any appointments / To Do lists you have in iCal :coold:

    also, if you go download the program "Romeo" (search versiontracker.com) any scriptable function of OS X can be done via your phone... I use mine as an iTunes remote, powerpoint remote, you can even do useless shit like move your mouse with it :coold: :coolugh: awesome though. Romeo is freeware, too :bigok:
     
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    I just picked up a 1GB stick at Fry's today and put it in my Mini. It made a SHITLOAD of difference. Apple shouldn't even sell the 256MB configuration--it's a joke.
     
  18. zackflavored

    zackflavored KingShit's Post #55!

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    although macs > *, besides the PowerMac G5 and mac laptops. apple stuff isnt anything special, the only thing different from PCs are the look and OS. If you want a get a mac, get a laptop :cool: its the only way to go. you wont be dissapointed
     

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