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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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Price check: Mac mini

Thinking about a mini for a media center.
Wondering how much I should be paying for a used mini.

I have a friend who has a Solo 1.66 2gb ram, combo drive, 60gb hd, no keyboard or mouse, no warranty. Any ideas for a fair price. I tried to price check but everything says make an offer. He is not sure what it's worth. The few prices I have seen are all over the board.

How much for one (this one or another one)
It doesn't need to be a screamer for a media center.
Just general pricing would be good.
xx for a G4,
xx for a solo
xx for a duo
xx for the one I am looking at.

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Old May 28th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #3
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Don't buy it if you want to play HD video. The Intel Core Solo can not play 1080i or 1080p HD video. You need an Intel Core Duo to do that.
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I bough a Core 2 Duo with combo drive on the refurb recently for 539$. So, the solo should be way cheaper than that!
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Old May 29th, 2008, 10:45 AM   #5
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I picked up my mini refurb from Apple for $469
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Old May 29th, 2008, 10:53 AM   #6
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I have a friend who has a Solo 1.66 2gb ram, combo drive, 60gb hd, no keyboard or mouse, no warranty. Any ideas for a fair price. I tried to price check but everything says make an offer. He is not sure what it's worth. The few prices I have seen are all over the board.
I just quickly looked on Mac2Sell out of pure interest (as I was thinking of getting one too!)... and first, I discovered there is no Solo 1.66Ghz Mac Mini... it's either a Solo 1.5Ghz or a Core Duo 1.66Ghz... which will effect the price!

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Two new Intel-based models were announced on February 28, 2006, replacing the older line:

1.5 GHz Intel Core Solo (T1200) processor, 60 GB SATA hard drive, and Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) for US$599 (MA205LL/A).

1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo (T2300) processor, 80 GB SATA hard drive, and Double-Layer SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) for US$799 (MA206LL/A).
The Core Solo 1.5Ghz came with a 60GB HDD and is worth about $470, while the Core Duo 1.66Ghz came with an 80GB HDD and is worth about $550...

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The 1.5Ghz was only a CoreSolo. The CoreDuo 1.66Ghz model was originally the high-end model with superdrive and a 80GB HD, and then was bumped to the low-end model with a 60GB HD and a ComboDrive.

Apple Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.66 Specs (Early/Late 2006 - MA206LL/A*) @ EveryMac.com

The 1.66ComboDrive model goes for $469 refurbed on apple's site once in a while.
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