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Is it a good idea to buy a Mac Mini?

Asked by 2late2be (2286points) April 6th, 2009

I just want to know if it is about the same to get the Mini or the MacBook?

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jenna's avatar

i have one!! i love it!!!
i would rather have a macbook though.. because i’d be able to take it places.
but whatever works! if you’re looking to have a mac and save money.. well worth it :D

Haroot's avatar

What are you planning on using it for? That really is the underlining question for choosing a comp.

TechScott's avatar

As the owner of both a Mini and a MacBook I’d have to say you are asking the wrong question. Your real question should be should I buy a desktop or a notebook? I use my MacBook far more than my Mini because I travel a lot. When I’m not traveling the MacBook gathers dust because the Mini has a larger display attached to it and has a full sized keyboard. The MacBook is an excellent computer and if I had to choose between the two and money was not a critical factor I’d go with the MacBook, an external keyboard and mouse with an LCD display. That’s the best of both worlds but about 50% more expensive.

StellarAirman's avatar

As others have said it just depends on what you need it for. If you want the cheapest Mac possible, then yes. But if you just want a good desktop Mac and don’t already have a monitor and keyboard/mouse the iMac may be a better deal. I’ll be purchasing a Mini shortly just to act as a media center hooked up to my TV.

bluedoggiant's avatar

I would recommend a Macbook, mac mini would be great if you want to connect it to a large screen, otherwise, I have always found it obsolete.

More info would be needed though to answer your question. For email and web, mac mini, for that plus media macbook, for a good all round solid computer, iMac, a reliable workstation would be the macbook pro. Mac Pro…lets say thats reserved for other reasons.

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