[Apple] Mac mini Apple M1 Chip (Apple refurb) 759$
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- 140$ off
Apple refurb so basically new...
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May 3rd, 2021 10:23 pm
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May 3rd, 2021 10:31 pm
May 3rd, 2021 10:46 pm
May 3rd, 2021 10:50 pm
You have expensive taste my friend... 1599$ for iMac with a 24" inches VS Mac Mini at 759$... Basically you're trying to sell us a 24" inches monitor for more than twice the price of the Mac Mini itself!Minimo07 wrote: ↑ because I personally think 24" is not big enough and that I already have a 32" inch monitor...
Mini has that new iMac doesn't
- much lower price tag
- 8-core GPU
- HDMI output
- 2x USB-A ports
new iMac (cheapest model) has that mini doesn't
- 4.5k screen
- nice speaker
- nice webcam
- nice microphones
- magnetic power cable
- 7 core GPU (only the 512gb has 8core GPU)
- keyboard and mouse
May 3rd, 2021 10:56 pm
If you compare the "new" prices, it is $899 vs $1599. So the monitor portion is only $700. So it is not "more than twice". You have to admit that the monitor itself is pretty nice. It is too bad it cannot be used as an external monitor for other computer.
May 3rd, 2021 10:56 pm
But...but... It's Apple! Even the power button on the monitor is an added feature that costs $100!
May 3rd, 2021 11:00 pm
It’s not only the monitor, iMac also comes with keyboard, mouse and yeah monitor with a webcam (useful for remote work now). And one must admit that iMac screens are one of the best, also you get speakers on the iMac
May 3rd, 2021 11:07 pm
May 3rd, 2021 11:24 pm
I agree. Would like to see a different color too. Silver is from the older mac mini. I would like to see a black color.
May 3rd, 2021 11:31 pm
May 3rd, 2021 11:42 pm
May 3rd, 2021 11:46 pm
this is what i am worried about.. i dont do any video encoding.. but what is the deal with so much writes?gotglint wrote: ↑ thanks OP. gonna repost this since i originally posted in the Expired thread from a while ago.
i ordered one and played with it for 2 weeks. using DriveDX i found that in the 68 hours of uptime i had with the new Mini, that the SSD had been written 12.8TB.
for comparison my workhorse computer that i've been using for 3.5 years has 4430 hours of uptime, but only 0.708TB of the SSD has been written -- this despite me having to load lots of project files on and delete it after a project (getting 30-50gb per project is pretty normal for me. and my MBP only has 500gb)
so that means in 1/65th the amount of uptime, the M1 Mini wrote 18x the amount of files to the SSD.
that to me was very...concerning...to say the least.
so although i enjoyed the new machine -- it was very snappy and i already customized the OS and browsers to my liking. i could not justify keeping it since i think i'd wear the SSD out incredibly fast. also i only installed 9 programs, mostly small ones but the biggest one would be DaVinci Resolve. never loaded any big files onto the Mini though, since i knew i only had 256gb.
the original Tweet about SSD writes was 15TB in 2 months -- so i got very concerned that i used 12.8TB in only about 8 days of real "work hours" for me
just thought i'd let people know my experience.
hope that helps!
May 4th, 2021 12:04 am
May 4th, 2021 12:09 am
May 4th, 2021 12:11 am
Yes, free return shipping. Just returned mine today (because I bought the first during 1x Aeroplan, so I bought a second one during 7X last week).frugalcanuck wrote: ↑ Are returns to Apple free shipping for refurb? Do they provide prepaid shipping label? Canada post?
I've read disabling spotlight search for the ssd reduces the writes. Not sure if its true. Have also read m1 air and pros for some reason wear the battery an unusually high amount. One article had 15% battery wear in about 6 months.
May 4th, 2021 12:22 am
You are right that the "new Mac Mini price" is 899$ but at the end of the day you pay 759$... So, again, the monitor is more than twice the price of the Mac Mini...
May 4th, 2021 12:46 am
May 4th, 2021 12:58 am
Like I said before in the thread, it’s not only the monitor, it’s also the keyboard, the mouse, the webcam, the speakers..martlgore wrote: ↑ You are right that the "new Mac Mini price" is 899$ but at the end of the day you pay 759$... So, again, the monitor is more than twice the price of the Mac Mini...
And yes I'm an Apple boyfan, the monitor is amazing BUT we have to compare apple to apple here (no pun intended here)...
May 4th, 2021 1:02 am
May 4th, 2021 1:45 am
Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard: 214$ via whatever company EPPEAK47x wrote: ↑ It’s not only the monitor, iMac also comes with keyboard, mouse and yeah monitor with a webcam (useful for remote work now). And one must admit that iMac screens are one of the best, also you get speakers on the iMac
So if you need all those things, price of the Mac mini goes up fast. Mac mini is great if you’re replacing an existing machine tho.