Apple Mac mini Core i5 (2011 model) £441.94 delivered @ Amazon / DigitalbargainUK
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Apple Mac mini Core i5 (2011 model) £441.94 delivered @ Amazon / DigitalbargainUK

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Found 10th Jun 2012
£529 at Apple so this is a damn good price.

Full specs can be found here: store.apple.com/uk/…ect

This price is available from the seller called Digitalbargainuk

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I will check tomorrow after WWDC

Possibility that updated Minis might be announced tomorrow or in the very near future as Ivy Bridge chips make their way to manufacturers.

macrumors.com/201…dc/

maverikk

Plays Windows too - in case you're missing the virus and trojan attacks. … Plays Windows too - in case you're missing the virus and trojan attacks. HOT YO!


Simply solved.. either install anti-virus software or don't act dumb on the internets.

qwerta369

Simply solved.. either install anti-virus software or don't act dumb on … Simply solved.. either install anti-virus software or don't act dumb on the internets.



Exactly. Bit like never having sex again as you won't wear a condom.

Although chances are, if you own a Mac, the opportunity to use a condom probably never arises

Could build a very nice custom build for that price. hmmm

mbond65

Could build a very nice custom build for that price. hmmm



You could although I doubt you could build one of that form factor i.e. anything else and its a pointless comparison

spraint

Possibility that updated Minis might be announced tomorrow or in the very … Possibility that updated Minis might be announced tomorrow or in the very near future as Ivy Bridge chips make their way to manufacturers.http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/06/alleged-new-part-numbers-suggest-over-a-dozen-new-mac-models-coming-at-wwdc/



Highly unlikely. Those new part numbers don't mention mac mini's and suitable ivy bridge chips haven't been released yet.

Tomorrow will see new Mac Pros for those who need them and retina displays (machines unknown).

jaydeeuk1

Exactly. Bit like never having sex again as you won't wear a condom. … Exactly. Bit like never having sex again as you won't wear a condom. Although chances are, if you own a Mac, the opportunity to use a condom probably never arises



To be fair, if you're a Mac user, then you've already been bent over and royally rogered by Apple.

Oh what a surprise, the Mac vs Windows flamewar has started again.

Does it really satisfy you to point out the problems of either platform? If it does, then I really pity you. Imagine how silly it sounds if this was about fridge freezers? Well it is just as silly, so don't do it.

If you use a Mac, great. If you use Windows, great. If you use a typewriter, good for you. Either buy the damn thing or don't, no-one really cares about your opinion of whether a Mac or Windows is better.

I don't see the point in buying a mac right now (even if they are cheap) today as its fairly obvious that tomorrow that they will be updated, at the very least with Ivy Bridge processors. If you want/need one wait till Tuesday for when the new ones will be instore and online.

Shadowmancer88

I don't see the point in buying a mac right now (even if they are cheap) … I don't see the point in buying a mac right now (even if they are cheap) today as its fairly obvious that tomorrow that they will be updated, at the very least with Ivy Bridge processors. If you want/need one wait till Tuesday for when the new ones will be instore and online.


Unlikely to be at this price though?

New model is likely to come out tomorrow, but still worth buying it.

eek

Highly unlikely. Those new part numbers don't mention mac mini's and … Highly unlikely. Those new part numbers don't mention mac mini's and suitable ivy bridge chips haven't been released yet. Tomorrow will see new Mac Pros for those who need them and retina displays (machines unknown).



New Mac Pros tomorrow? That would be amazing!

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jaydeeuk1

Exactly. Bit like never having sex again as you won't wear a condom. … Exactly. Bit like never having sex again as you won't wear a condom. Although chances are, if you own a Mac, the opportunity to use a condom probably never arises



That's funny bro. It's funny because bros who don't get laid are nerds and losers bro. You're awesome bro.

HERP DERP MAC VS PC DERP HERP

Nnata

New Mac Pros tomorrow? That would be amazing!



Amazing?

£440 for a dual core with 2Gb of RAM and no graphics card. Seriously?

My Mac and my right hand are best friends.


But seriously, brilliant machines. Good price!

I like butter. Yum yum yum

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£440 for a dual core with 2Gb of RAM and no graphics card. Seriously?



Yes, you can get a nice big noisy plastic pc on your desk instead of this ultra small machine. Not for you, no problem. But plenty of people will not require a computer faster than this.

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£440 for a dual core with 2Gb of RAM and no graphics card. Seriously?



why can you get it cheaper?

david_robinson94

Yes, you can get a nice big noisy plastic pc on your desk instead of this … Yes, you can get a nice big noisy plastic pc on your desk instead of this ultra small machine. Not for you, no problem. But plenty of people will not require a computer faster than this.



Try HD video editing on that spec, very overpriced for a internet surfing machine, Acer Revo would be better value

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/mac_pc.png

Note to all: a Mac is a PC.

barkinglama

[quote=david_robinson94] Try HD video editing on that spec, very … [quote=david_robinson94] Try HD video editing on that spec, very overpriced for a internet surfing machine, Acer Revo would be better value



I edit 1080p GoPro footage on my Macbook Air which has a similar processor and don't have too many problems. 2GB of ram might be a little low but £20 and you have 4GB in there which would get rid any problems.

As for an Acer Revo - no chance - its good but no where near as good (yes I do own one)

eek

suitable Ivy Bridge chips haven't been released yet.


According to Intel they have. The new Mac mini will probably come with one or more of the following: i5-3320M, i5-3360M, i7-3520M

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barkinglama

Try HD video editing on that spec, very overpriced for a internet surfing … Try HD video editing on that spec, very overpriced for a internet surfing machine, Acer Revo would be better value



Depends on what you mean by video editing. If you want to edit a home movie it's fine, if you're a professional you wouldn't buy this sort of machine, you'd have a decent MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac Pro.

MacBook pro with a retina display announced imminently ... that'll be one helluva machine.

I have a Commodore 64........

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£440 for a dual core with 2Gb of RAM and no graphics card. Seriously?



no cd/dvd drive,monitor, mouse or keyboard either. Don't worry the Apple 27 inch Thunderbolt Display advertised to go with it is only £799.99 and the cd/dvd drive called MacBook Air SuperDrive is only £61.49 and a wireless keyboard for £65 and not forgetting an Apple Magic Mouse for £52 which brings it to a grand total of £1418 for a 27" screen along with a dual core with 2Gb of RAM and no graphics card and a dvd drive, mouse and keyboard which you require to be able to use it.
Edited by: "k4021" 10th Jun 2012

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k4021

no cd/dvd drive,monitor, mouse or keyboard either. Don't worry the Apple … no cd/dvd drive,monitor, mouse or keyboard either. Don't worry the Apple 27 inch Thunderbolt Display advertised to go with it is only £799.99 and the cd/dvd drive called MacBook Air SuperDrive is only £61.49 and a wireless keyboard for £65 and not forgetting an Apple Magic Mouse for £52 which brings it to a grand total of £1418 for a 27" screen along with a dual core with 2Gb of RAM and no graphics card and a dvd drive, mouse and keyboard which you require to be able to use it.



Yes, I suppose Apple could bundle one of their wireless keyboards and mice. Still, many more people would be annoyed that they already own a keyboard and mouse and in your world would have to pay additional money for accessories that they do not require.

Had a quad core, noisy beast with three hdd and a big graphics card. Too much space, too much noise. Wanted to build a small form factor, quiet, not overheating but still capable Hackintosh Mini from scratch but after reading reviews, tests, sourcing parts, checking compatibility issues I found the easiest AND cheapest solution: bought a refurbished MacMini (2011). Added extra RAM and two SSD's, large monitor connected - very happy now.

It is difficult to beat Apple at its own game.


Nice price for a Mac Mini but probably for a reason. The WWDC is up tomorrow so let's see if they get a refresh first. I'm so tempted to upgrade my dad's slow Mac Mini I got him 3 years ago...

Rob_Quads

You could although I doubt you could build one of that form factor i.e. … You could although I doubt you could build one of that form factor i.e. anything else and its a pointless comparison

Do you really think that this form factor is a significant factor for people that buy this? It’s not a mobile device so size is not such an issue for the majority I suggest. If I was looking for a small computer as a HTPC I would look at how much room I have free in my A/V cabinet and buy accordingly. Most A/V cabinets support much larger devices than this so I fail to see that this offers anything extra in such a scenario.
Don’t get me wrong as it is an impressive design but unless you really do require such a small device then I think comparing it with devices which are larger but still fit a typical A/V cabinet is valid. It might equally be argued that this is a case of design over function but I think that is harsh.

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ragingsilver

Nice price for a Mac Mini but probably for a reason. The WWDC is up … Nice price for a Mac Mini but probably for a reason. The WWDC is up tomorrow so let's see if they get a refresh first. I'm so tempted to upgrade my dad's slow Mac Mini I got him 3 years ago...



Have you considered upping the ram? Just put 2gb in my dads 5 year old mini & it's made a big difference. He only uses his mac for Internet, emails & iPhoto so a basic machine is all he needs.

So I could get an internet browser for £440 or build a PCbuild capable of playing games and browsing the interent. Dilema...

BeerGoggles

So I could get an internet browser for £440 or build a PCbuild capable of … So I could get an internet browser for £440 or build a PCbuild capable of playing games and browsing the interent. Dilema...



This guy knows what he's talking about.

Just priced up a PC quickly.

Motherboard - MSI Z77A-G43, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX
CPU - Intel Core i5 3570K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz
RAM - 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance
GPU - 2GB Zotac GT 640
PSU - 550W PSU, Akasa Venom Power
Case - Asus TA-861 Black/Silver Mid Tower

Total: £443
Note: I also chose the BEST i5 IvyBridge, not one of the cheaper ones.

EDIT: I'm not attempting to flame. I'm just offering alternative thoughts for potential buyers. Think different, right?
Edited by: "Necrotix" 10th Jun 2012

Necrotix

This guy knows what he's talking about.Just priced up a PC … This guy knows what he's talking about.Just priced up a PC quickly.Motherboard - MSI Z77A-G43, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATXCPU - Intel Core i5 3570K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHzRAM - 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 VengeanceGPU - 2GB Zotac GT 640PSU - 550W PSU, Akasa Venom PowerCase - Asus TA-861 Black/Silver Mid TowerTotal: £443Note: I also chose the BEST i5 IvyBridge, not one of the cheaper ones.

What about a hard drive and operating system?
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