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2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini refurbs at Apple online store
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 09, 2019 12:41PM
2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini [www.apple.com]



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Re: 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini refurbs at Apple online store
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 09, 2019 01:19PM
If the friggin' internal storage in the Mac mini was upgradable I would seriously be considering one -- i.e., start out small, upgrade later. (shut up re/external storage) smiling smiley



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Re: 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini refurbs at Apple online store
Posted by: Forrest
Date: February 09, 2019 01:40PM
Microcenter was selling new 3.6 Ghz quad ore for $699 last weekend

Add a 1 TB SSD external drive and you're set
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Re: 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini refurbs at Apple online store
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 09, 2019 02:59PM
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If the friggin' internal storage in the Mac mini was upgradable I would seriously be considering one -- i.e., start out small, upgrade later. (shut up re/external storage) smiling smiley

I've considered that issue. It's less of a problem with USB-C/TB3 than it was, and as a desktop computer that's less of a problem than it would be with a laptop. Four USB 3.1 USB-C ports and two USB 3.0 USB-A ports... Get it with 32GB RAM and the base internal SSD. Get/build a tiny 1TB M2 SSD in an external enclosure and tape it to the side where you can't see it.







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Re: 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini refurbs at Apple online store
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 09, 2019 03:37PM
I'm considering the i5/16GB/256G Space Grey (they made the Gold into a Rose Gold but call it Gold).

But it's only $40 cheaper as a refurb. Not much of a savings.




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Re: 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini refurbs at Apple online store
Posted by: Bo
Date: February 09, 2019 08:40PM
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If the friggin' internal storage in the Mac mini was upgradable I would seriously be considering one -- i.e., start out small, upgrade later. (shut up re/external storage) smiling smiley

I've considered that issue. It's less of a problem with USB-C/TB3 than it was, and as a desktop computer that's less of a problem than it would be with a laptop. Four USB 3.1 USB-C ports and two USB 3.0 USB-A ports... Get it with 32GB RAM and the base internal SSD. Get/build a tiny 1TB M2 SSD in an external enclosure and tape it to the side where you can't see it.

This is exactly what I have done/am doing. Got the i7 mini w/512GB SSD. Swapped in 32GB ram and just ordered a 1TB Crucial MX500 m.2 and USB C enclosure. Should arrive tomorrow. Mini mounted to underside of desk and SSD will velcro up next to it.

Now, truth be told...I am not blown away with mini so far. Thought it would feel faster all the way around. Still relatively new though so we'll see.
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Re: 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini refurbs at Apple online store
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 09, 2019 10:23PM
I'm more concerned about being locked into Mojave.



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Re: 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini refurbs at Apple online store
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: February 10, 2019 01:50AM
I have the 13" 8GB, 256GB and it is growing on me. I don't push it hard, but it has been great so far.



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Re: 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini refurbs at Apple online store
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 10, 2019 11:59AM
I saw the Mac mini as a possible alternative to a MacBook. I'm rarely mobile but when I need to be, I need to be. But a Mac mini would actually fit the bill to a certain extent (small, portable, can hook up to almost any HDMI monitor or a quick trip to Walmart and an $80 display will get me through in a pinch).

Storage is the issue, though. I know I could just get something with the RAM I need (minimum 32GB) and a big enough internal drive to run the system and store apps.

I know I could always get a quick external with enough storage for my needs. I have a few of OWC's mini Elite Pro Duals ( [eshop.macsales.com] ).

Also makes me really wish OWC made the miniStack with a 2.5" drive RAID option. Hint, hint.



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Re: 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini refurbs at Apple online store
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 10, 2019 12:00PM
....the keyboard issues.......and the bad FT camera on the MacBook Air.....



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