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Just picked up a new Mac Mini i7 for $679 w/ free shipping

Refurbished Mac Mini 2.3ghz quad core Intel i7

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Tax is annoying. Just troll the e8ay store Appple is rumored to operate. No tax, same stuff.

coolbreeze (Apr. 19, 2013 @ 3:30p) |

Is that something like venturing into the corn field?

dbphillips (Apr. 19, 2013 @ 3:40p) |

I believe this is the model I got new for $999 at Fry's. Yes, that deal is no longer running, but it ran frequently and ... (more)

dbphillips (Apr. 19, 2013 @ 3:42p) |

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Is this refurbished MacBookPro a good deal?
$1019
http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD101LL/A/refurbished-macbook

MacMall sale at 1130,$111 difference
http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-MacBook-Pro/product~dpno~9232227

Will use this to write some code and regular daily usage.

Any coupon can be used recently?

Green for OP.

111 bucks is 111 bucks. The thing people forget about Mac refurbs is that they are all refurbished by Apple and not by some sketchy third party. All of their refurbs carry the same one year warranty as their new products and if you'd prefer extra peace of mind, you can buy an AppleCare warranty on it to extend the warranty to 3 years. If you've been in the market for a macBook, this is a very good deal.

xxqtony said:   Is this refurbished MacBookPro a good deal?
$1019
http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD101LL/A/refurbished-macbook


I think this is not bad. Apple.com sells real products.

I can buy three laptops with this price

please dont venture into the orchard.

If you go through the FW link, HERE, you can get the 13" macbook pro 2.5ghz i5 for $1099. You also get 1% CashBack. They also have discounts for other items.

The discounted pricing is for....

"Apple education pricing is a great way for college students, parents buying for a college student, faculty, home school teachers, and staff at all grade levels to purchase Mac computers, Apple software, and select accessories at special prices. Students who have been accepted to college are also eligible. Just shop at the Apple Store for Education and start saving".

I'm not telling anyone to do anything dishonest, but they don't check your student or faculty status when you place an order.

gerigomez said:   I can buy three laptops with this price

You can buy 3 crappy laptops for this, yes I agree...

gerigomez said:   I can buy three laptops with this price

Ok great!!, now please go away, no need to threadcrap!!

I trust Apple products.

suezyque said:   If you go through the FW link, HERE, you can get the 13" macbook pro 2.5ghz i5 for $1099. You also get 1% CashBack. They also have discounts for other items.

The discounted pricing is for....

"Apple education pricing is a great way for college students, parents buying for a college student, faculty, home school teachers, and staff at all grade levels to purchase Mac computers, Apple software, and select accessories at special prices. Students who have been accepted to college are also eligible. Just shop at the Apple Store for Education and start saving".

I'm not telling anyone to do anything dishonest, but they don't check your student or faculty status when you place an order.


It's bad form to abuse education discounts. There aren't many of them anymore. Companies should be applauded for them, not taken advantage of.

I only see Apple products on the link. The site is bit discriminatory against other options.

Why doesn't Apple tell you what processor you're getting? It just says, "i7" as far as I can tell with clock frequencies of 2.3 GHz turbo to 3.3 GHz. Based on those low frequencies I'm guessing this is a mobile processor like the i7-3610QM which isn't the worst processor I've ever seen.

Any desktop class i7 processor like the i7-3770k will blow it away but it's not horrendous.

I think Mac mini with an i5 is good enough. Quad core generate too much heat. (It will not overheat, but I can't stand the fan noise under the full load.)

That mini with the 2.5 i5 and AMD graphics chip seems pretty good for the price.

The Mac Mini Intel quad-core i7's are Ivy Bridge 3615QM processors...further specs are here:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/specs/mac-mini-co... 3615QM

alicibiadescc said: I think Mac mini with an i5 is good enough. Quad core generate too much heat

This just shows how confusing Apple is making things for their customers. There is no "i5" processor. i5 is a family of processors and funny enough in regard to your comment, some of them are quad core - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_i5#Core_i5

drew01013 said:   The Mac Mini Intel quad-core i7's are Ivy Bridge 3615QM processors...further specs are here:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/specs/mac-mini-co... 3615QM


Yep - that's what I thought. They're using a mobile Intel processor. Like I said, not a horrendous chip, but any desktop chip (i7-2700k Sandy Bridge, i7-3770k Ivy Bridge, etc) will blow it out of the water.

FinancialAnalyst said:   alicibiadescc said: I think Mac mini with an i5 is good enough. Quad core generate too much heat

This just shows how confusing Apple is making things for their customers. There is no "i5" processor. i5 is a family of processors and funny enough in regard to your comment, some of them are quad core - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core_i5#Core_i5

drew01013 said:   The Mac Mini Intel quad-core i7's are Ivy Bridge 3615QM processors...further specs are here:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/specs/mac-mini-co... 3615QM


Yep - that's what I thought. They're using a mobile Intel processor. Like I said, not a horrendous chip, but any desktop chip (i7-2700k Sandy Bridge, i7-3770k Ivy Bridge, etc) will blow it out of the water.


As both a Mac and PC user over the years, one will find that the Mac OS can do much more with less resources than a Windows-based PC. The mini runs my Adobe design stuff just fine and if I were to be more into video editing, i would go with something in the iMac family with the i7 3770 chip (which doesn't use intel's on-board graphics)

FinancialAnalyst said:   
Yep - that's what I thought. They're using a mobile Intel processor. Like I said, not a horrendous chip, but any desktop chip (i7-2700k Sandy Bridge, i7-3770k Ivy Bridge, etc) will blow it out of the water.


Perhaps you haven't seen the physical size and form factor of a Mac Mini. And "blow out of the water?" not quite. There's always a balance made between power consumption, heat, cooling, and fan noise. I think Apple does a fantastic job finding the right balance. BTW most "Mini" and All-In-One are using "Mobile" Intel chips now. Just FYI.

drew01013 said:   As both a Mac and PC user over the years, one will find that the Mac OS can do much more with less resources than a Windows-based PC. The mini runs my Adobe design stuff just fine and if I were to be more into video editing, i would go with something in the iMac family with the i7 3770 chip (which doesn't use intel's on-board graphics)

That's good to know, thanks.

You're right about it being worth it to upgrade off the on-board HD 4000 graphics. About 4 months ago ago I bought a brand new i7-3770 with 16 GB of RAM for about $700 at Micro Center. It was blazingly fast but I had no idea what fast was until I splurged on a $300 Radeon 7950 graphics card.

i love apple products so much, my laptop and phone are both apple products.

I believe that refurb apple products are good but wonder about a shortened life of the sealed laptop battery compared to a new unit. Would only purchase the latest apple models and avoid older models.

Wow, that's really cheap for a Mac, I always wanted one, i guess i will pick up one this time. Thank you for sharing.

Ipad mini is now available refurbished-$299.00 with one year warranty.

Intel NUC platform is probably the best "PC" platform to compare to a mac mini. And that will end up being more expensive than a mini.

a lot of mini's back in stock today. some went fast but some still there

wow, was looking for one of these last night.
anyone know if the mac mini refurbished are powerful enough for apple app development?

Tax is annoying. Just troll the e8ay store Appple is rumored to operate. No tax, same stuff.

pimpkinchamper said:   please dont venture into the orchard.

Is that something like venturing into the corn field?

xxqtony said:   Is this refurbished MacBookPro a good deal?
$1019
http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD101LL/A/refurbished-macbook

MacMall sale at 1130,$111 difference
http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-MacBook-Pro/product~dpno~9232227

Will use this to write some code and regular daily usage.

Any coupon can be used recently?

Green for OP.


I believe this is the model I got new for $999 at Fry's. Yes, that deal is no longer running, but it ran frequently and there is no way I would pay more for a refurb than the best deal new.



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