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Old Jul 18th, 2005, 02:23 PM   #1
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Mac Mini upgrade to airport a real pain in the butt

I'm not sure if this problem has been posted before, but the other day i was about to upgrade my friend's mac mini with an airport card, only to find that when I opened it, it was missing the card bus where the airport card is supposed to go. As it turns out, Apple won't include the card bus in your mini unless you order the airport card from them. Now I have to order the card bus, which comes with bluetooth. The cheapest I've found it is on ebay for $150 CAD shipping included (includes the card bus, the airport card, and bluetooth module). Has anyone found a better price than this in Canada?
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Old Jul 18th, 2005, 02:53 PM   #2
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well there go my thoughts of buy the lowest model and upgrade myself.
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They have the upgrade set at compusmart for $129 i believe. but they wont sell it unless you get5 them to install it which is about $30.
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Yes we have them in stock. $159 installed includes the Airport card and BT.



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Old Jul 18th, 2005, 03:44 PM   #5
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I'm just so surprised that they would cut so many corners on this thing. I'm very disappointed. It's like the memory expansion on the last generation ibooks, where you only had one dimm slot which meant that you'd have to throw out the old RAM. It's so weird. What are they thinking?
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Old Jul 18th, 2005, 04:07 PM   #6
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I'm just so surprised that they would cut so many corners on this thing. I'm very disappointed. It's like the memory expansion on the last generation ibooks, where you only had one dimm slot which meant that you'd have to throw out the old RAM. It's so weird. What are they thinking?
Umm, you're disappointed because you failed to do you research beforehand. And with the iBooks, you didn't have to throw out the "old RAM" because the "old RAM" was soldered onto the logic board, and the slot was empty, unless you ordered extra RAM from Apple at the time of your purchase as a Build-To-Order (BTO) option.
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Old Jul 18th, 2005, 04:37 PM   #7
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I'm just so surprised that they would cut so many corners on this thing. I'm very disappointed. It's like the memory expansion on the last generation ibooks, where you only had one dimm slot which meant that you'd have to throw out the old RAM. It's so weird. What are they thinking?
It's sold to compete with the Dells... PC users are used to corners being cut, and having to put up extra cash for this add-on and that add-on. That's why these things are so cheap. If you buy everything you need for it, you soon find out you should have bought an iMac in the first place!
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Old Jul 18th, 2005, 05:08 PM   #8
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$159 for a bluetooth module AND an airport express card AND having them installed (not time consuming but still included) is a pretty good deal, I think. If you bought those seperately, I can't see how you could save a whole lot (even buying used components on eBay, which can be sketchy). I'm sure Apple indicates this somewhere, its always a good idea to do some homework before upgrading anything (even as simple as this) just in case.
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Old Jul 18th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #9
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I'd note that it costs $129 to add BT and Airport to a mini as a BTO option at Apple.ca so the prices being quoted by Compusmart and macdoc are very reasonable and the only penalty for adding on is $30 for installation (which, for the mini, is more contrived than for other Macs - been there).
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