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Topic # 87446 29-Jul-2011 09:54
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just a heads up, dse.co.nz has 10% of apple computers.

Just ordered the new mac mini for $854.  they're getting really cheap now (but alas no DVD drive, sort of annoying) 

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  Reply # 499274 29-Jul-2011 10:44
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When it was first launched I bought a Mac Mini just to run Windows Vista (back then) and later Windows 7 Media Center in the lounge. Form factor is brilliant.

Alas that first version was a bit of a pain with Freeview|HD, so as soon as the Dell Zino HD was available we jumped ship... Similar form factor, more punch.






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  Reply # 499279 29-Jul-2011 10:48
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Pity it doesn't have a DVD slot anymore. Would serve well as an HTPC.




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  Reply # 499291 29-Jul-2011 10:56
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I have my first OSX machine on hold waiting to be collected, MacBook Air 11" 4GB 128GB :-)

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  Reply # 499293 29-Jul-2011 10:58
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  Reply # 499294 29-Jul-2011 10:59
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scottjpalmer: I have my first OSX machine on hold waiting to be collected, MacBook Air 11" 4GB 128GB :-)


Did you get it from DSE? 




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  Reply # 499295 29-Jul-2011 10:59
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freitasm: What are you doing posting here? Why aren't you on the road going to the collection point already?


It's the anticipation that makes it exciting I guess  :) 

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  Reply # 499308 29-Jul-2011 11:09
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scottjpalmer: I have my first OSX machine on hold waiting to be collected, MacBook Air 11" 4GB 128GB :-)


The fact that we got ours 24 hours earlier was worth the non-discount :P 



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  Reply # 499338 29-Jul-2011 11:30
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magu: Pity it doesn't have a DVD slot anymore. Would serve well as an HTPC.
im going to be using my new mac mini as a htpc, alas i wont be able to watch a DVD on it (i may end up buying an external bluray drive, which i would have needed anyway for bluray with old model) and put windows 7 on it.

i very rarely watch dvds these days (and i do have a xbox360 that just sits there as well).

my early 2010 model (old form factor) will be reused as a server, glad to be rid of another powerbrick behind my tv. and also my daughter put a second dvd in that and broke its dvd drive.  so now theres less things kids can break :)

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  Reply # 499449 29-Jul-2011 14:50
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gehenna:
scottjpalmer: I have my first OSX machine on hold waiting to be collected, MacBook Air 11" 4GB 128GB :-)


The fact that we got ours 24 hours earlier was worth the non-discount :P 


Haha keep telling yourself that :-)

Got mine but just sorting out a change of my AppleID before I kick it in the guts, guessing the first step is going to be inputting that. 

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  Reply # 499450 29-Jul-2011 14:51
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magu: Did you get it from DSE? 


Yup 

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  Reply # 499458 29-Jul-2011 15:05
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magu: Did you get it from DSE? 


Yup 


Yep it's a pretty Apple ID intensive setup wizard.  Lion is made for that laptop though, looks gorgeous.  I also had no idea the MBA had a 1440x900 display! Jealous now, if I could only chuck 8GB RAM in there it'd replace my machine in a heartbeat...but I need to run VMs :( 

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freitasm: When it was first launched I bought a Mac Mini just to run Windows Vista (back then) and later Windows 7 Media Center in the lounge. Form factor is brilliant.

Alas that first version was a bit of a pain with Freeview|HD, so as soon as the Dell Zino HD was available we jumped ship... Similar form factor, more punch.




When it first released (in 2005) it was PPC based, you must have a newer Intel one.

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  Reply # 499480 29-Jul-2011 16:00
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gehenna: Yep it's a pretty Apple ID intensive setup wizard.  Lion is made for that laptop though, looks gorgeous.  I also had no idea the MBA had a 1440x900 display! Jealous now, if I could only chuck 8GB RAM in there it'd replace my machine in a heartbeat...but I need to run VMs :( 


1366x768 on the 11" but small was my aim 

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mmm, ordered mine off yoobee, about 3 hours before i saw the discount, never mind, ordered friday afternooon, in my hand this morning, and i sold my 2009 mac mini on trademe within 5 hours yesterday afternoon, so all good.

No optical drive, but i figured ive only used the drive in the old machine about twice in the last year, and that was only to burn some discs as i could find usb key.

mmm turbo powered plex goodness.




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  Reply # 500323 1-Aug-2011 13:49
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they had some good deals on apple computers, i saw a i5 2.4ghz 15" macbook pro 2010 model for $1899. i bought the same model last year for ~$2900.

im pretty sure it was 2.4ghz, say it saturday, cant remember exactly, but was an i5 15" 2010 model for sure

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