Apple Mac Mini i5 2.5GHZ - £425.97 - Sold by Right Click and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Apple Mac Mini i5 2.5GHZ - £425.97 - Sold by Right Click and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 3rd Mar 2014
Apple Mac Mini 2.5GHZ i5 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB Hard drive - Thunderbolt and USB 3 connections plus HDMI - this is currently £499 on Apples website - fulfilled by Amazon for £425.97 - a great price for a stylish, compact and capable everyday Mac - obviously not for the gamers out there but a reasonable price for a good piece of kit!

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Good deal! Heat added!

Flubit it

Yes, Hot. I'm looking for a MacBook AIR deal so I'll have dig around this seller.

Cracking deal! I use one of these as my home server and media player in the living room. It looks tidy too.

Just be aware though that you WILL need to upgrade the RAM to 8GB (makes huge difference on Macs) and that it comes with no keyboard or mouse/trackpad.

androoski

Yes, Hot. I'm looking for a MacBook AIR deal so I'll have dig around this … Yes, Hot. I'm looking for a MacBook AIR deal so I'll have dig around this seller.



Looks like they do have deals on MacBook air too, but only US keyboards. Wonder if these are grey?

Hot deal but this thread is missing someone commenting that you can get a 'faster' and or 'better' spec PC for the same money or less. Ideally using the words 'overpriced' or 'sheep'
Without that this thread just feels empty and incomplete.
Edited by: "corgi74" 3rd Mar 2014

corgi74

Hot deal but this thread is missing someone commenting that you can get a … Hot deal but this thread is missing someone commenting that you can get a 'faster' and or 'better' spec PC for the same money or less. Preferably using the words 'overpriced' or 'sheep'Without that this thread just feels empty and incomplete.



I'm not an Apple hater (bought my wife a Macbook Air and its great)
but its worth pointing out you can get an i3 with Thunderbolt connection and is Hackintoshable. Might be a better option for some
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tanked

I'm not an Apple hater (bought my wife a Macbook Air and its great)but … I'm not an Apple hater (bought my wife a Macbook Air and its great)but its worth pointing out you can get an i3 with Thunderbolt connection and is Hackintoshable. Might be a better option for somehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lambdatek-intel-boxdc3217by-barebone-mini-nuc-pc-127-90-delivered-1839802



Great bit of kit but the mSATA requirement is a pain.

Good price but I've been holding off as these were last updated in 2012 and a new model is incoming (if you believe the rumours)

They are grey imports which is fine for the Mac Mini but with The Air you get the international keyboard, and that's Pants

Put it into flubit and they knocked a tenner off within an hour. Give it a go!

I think the new mac mini is very imminent - considering this is now 1.5yrs old, it could be worth holding out for...

one2omg

Cracking deal! I use one of these as my home server and media player in … Cracking deal! I use one of these as my home server and media player in the living room. It looks tidy too.Just be aware though that you WILL need to upgrade the RAM to 8GB (makes huge difference on Macs) and that it comes with no keyboard or mouse/trackpad.



I went straight to 16gb

amb47uk

I think the new mac mini is very imminent - considering this is now … I think the new mac mini is very imminent - considering this is now 1.5yrs old, it could be worth holding out for...



and will it be the same price as this deal?

can we use this one to develop Iphone programs?

wildcolor

can we use this one to develop Iphone programs?



yes when you install Xcode

Keyboard + Trackpad + HP IPS Screen and it'll look as good as an iMac for around £300 less.

yea but nowhere as powerful and the imac screen is awesome

tanked

I'm not an Apple hater (bought my wife a Macbook Air and its great)but … I'm not an Apple hater (bought my wife a Macbook Air and its great)but its worth pointing out you can get an i3 with Thunderbolt connection and is Hackintoshable. Might be a better option for somehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lambdatek-intel-boxdc3217by-barebone-mini-nuc-pc-127-90-delivered-1839802



That is PERFECT for what I want.

Bought one just after Xmas absolutely fantastic use it on tv in lounge for a media center. Only bought it cause Windows 8 is awful.

I love how it just says dual core i5 processor. Because only 1 model if the i5 chip has ever been released...

Though I guess Apple users don't need to know in depth specs, that's pretty much what they're used to.
It's an 'Apple Mini i5'. Yeah, that'll do.

Most people couldn't care less about Indepth specs. It's fine for basic use such as internet etc and watching streamed movies. It's a quality product with an easy to use operating system which can not be said about Windows anymore

As others have already said this model range is overdue a refresh from Apple.
So bear that in mind before purchasing although it should result in some better than usual prices as the channel clears stock of the existing range.

I think if you can't get edu discount this is a decent price regardless of if they bring out a refreshed model shortly. If you can get the edu discount though and get this for 449 from Apple then it is definitely worth holding off.

CowPuncher

I think if you can't get edu discount this is a decent price regardless … I think if you can't get edu discount this is a decent price regardless of if they bring out a refreshed model shortly. If you can get the edu discount though and get this for 449 from Apple then it is definitely worth holding off.



It's around £448 for with the Higher Education discount. So this one is cheaper

poopscoop

yes when you install Xcode



And join the Apple Developer Program.

Had mine for a year and a half, and it's been a perfect little machine. Plays HD video etc. without fuss. Wouldn't be any good for gamers though, but what mac is?

androoski

And join the Apple Developer Program.



Nope, you only need that when you need to publish it and/or put it on a device.

poopscoop

Nope, you only need that when you need to publish it and/or put it on a … Nope, you only need that when you need to publish it and/or put it on a device.



Generally speaking phone apps are not that useful if you can't put them on a device.

But I'll raise your pedantry with some of my own by pointing out that you don't need developer to publish it or put it on a device if you are in jailbreak land.

I've had one of these for 2 years now. I use it primarily connected to a TV via the built in HDMI port as a Plex media server.

It also serves double duty as a backup design machine running photoshop/illustrator/InDesign etc if my MacBook Pro is otherwise engaged.

The mini can do both of these things very well and I'm still running the stick 4gb ram. A ram boost is great but not essential. Just see how it keeps up with your demands on a daily basis.

Adding a second internal hard drive isn't too hard and it has plenty of USB ports for external drives.

For the money it's a great entry level mac.

There is a rumour (as there always are) that Apple will be releasing a replacement Mac Mini during March.

In any event, this is still a good deal

androoski

Generally speaking phone apps are not that useful if you can't put them … Generally speaking phone apps are not that useful if you can't put them on a device. But I'll raise your pedantry with some of my own by pointing out that you don't need developer to publish it or put it on a device if you are in jailbreak land.



Just stating facts. Some people start building apps to see how far they go and learn. So wind your neck in.

poopscoop

Just stating facts. Some people start building apps to see how far they … Just stating facts. Some people start building apps to see how far they go and learn. So wind your neck in.



Facts work 2 ways, and I won't be bullied on an internet forum so don't even try.
All I did was add an extra fact.

I have invoked the ignore facility on your user name, I won't be able to see anything else you write.

androoski

Facts work 2 ways, and I won't be bullied on an internet forum so don't … Facts work 2 ways, and I won't be bullied on an internet forum so don't even try. All I did was add an extra fact.I have invoked the ignore facility on your user name, I won't be able to see anything else you write.



Well I saved the user £60 Developer License whilst s/he developed his/her app, thus saving them the cost of watching the months dwindle down whilst in development mode.

poopscoop

and will it be the same price as this deal?



The new mini will be about £25 more (with education discount) for considerably better specs..

..and i realise now you are a troll

amb47uk

The new mini will be about £25 more (with education discount) for … The new mini will be about £25 more (with education discount) for considerably better specs....and i realise now you are a troll



Exactly as I bought mine for £448 with HE discount and people will probably buy this one at this price.
Edited by: "poopscoop" 4th Mar 2014

What's the Apple equivalent of Windows Media Centre, or are you just as well using something like XBMC or Plex?

Great machine. Had one for a few years now and will never buy another Windows machine again

It might be worthwhile seeing if they do bring a new one out this month as the HD5000 graphics is leaps and bounds ahead of the older generation intel graphics that will be found in this.

Of course if you don't care about the graphics performance and just want it for browsing the web.etc it will be fine for that as it's still a very capable machine.

OptimusRhyme

I've had one of these for 2 years now. I use it primarily connected to a … I've had one of these for 2 years now. I use it primarily connected to a TV via the built in HDMI port as a Plex media server. It also serves double duty as a backup design machine running photoshop/illustrator/InDesign etc if my MacBook Pro is otherwise engaged. The mini can do both of these things very well and I'm still running the stick 4gb ram. A ram boost is great but not essential. Just see how it keeps up with your demands on a daily basis. Adding a second internal hard drive isn't too hard and it has plenty of USB ports for external drives. For the money it's a great entry level mac.



Interesting, I'm thinking about this myself. Do you use it with just plex server or do you fun plex client on it as well? Also how is it with transcoding and streaming to mobile devices /iPads at up to 1080p?
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