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The Mac Mini is an extreme amount of power packed into a tiny 7.7 inch device. And for a truly astonishing price. Use the Mac Mini with any display and you have your perfect desk setup. Feel free to hide the Mac Mini under your workspace, but it is such a beautiful device that you probably won’t want to.
Packed with the latest Intel technology, and configurable up to 2TB of storage, the 2.7lb computer can really power your whole desk setup. Even better, due to it’s small form, you can carry it with you between home and work and plug it into a display anywhere you go and start working. It is truly a portable desktop computer.
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What is the Refurbished Mac Mini?
Apple’s range of Macintosh computers are available as full desktop computers (iMacs), laptops (Mac Books), and as a standalone desktop computing unit (the Mac Mini). The quality of its computing range has allowed it to remain a market leader in the world of personal computers.
The Mac Mini is an innovative entry-level Macintosh desktop computer, offering Apple technology in a very small package. The machine is aptly named; the Mac Mini weighs around 3lbs, a minute amount for a desktop computer.
The Mac Mini isn’t tied to a mouse, keyboard, or display, which makes it ideal for first-time Apple users moving from a Windows or Linux-powered machine. The Mac Mini can be used alongside your existing mouse, keyboard, and display, also offering Apple’s own software. This makes it incredibly portable too, meaning you can take it with you!
The third generation Mac Mini (from 2010 onwards) serve a dual function as a home entertainment device, with a HDMI port to connect to a TV or similar display. This function is reminiscent of Apple TV, but packed into the tiny computer!
RefurbMe provides you with the opportunity to compare different offers on the refurbished Mac Mini, and pick one up at a great price. Models, prices, and offers are variable and RefurbMe makes it easy to check out the cosmetic quality (refurbished grade) and specifications on offer, so you can get exactly what you want, for less. All refurbished Mac Minis listed on RefurbMe has been extensively tested, are in certified working order and include a warranty to provide you with extra confidence in your purchase.
What are the Refurbished Mac Mini Prices?
Refurbished Mac Mini prices range from approximately $430 to over $800, depending on the year of the model and its specifications.
Later 2014 models are typically offered at higher prices, due to their higher processing abilities, higher internal storage capacities, and increased RAM.
The 2014 Mac Mini offers a hefty 1TB hard drive, 8GB RAM, and 2.6GHz Intel i5 processors and above are available from $530.
What are the sizes of the Refurbished Mac Mini?
Apple’s Mac Mini really is quite mini, with the later models weighing just 2.7lbs. Astonishingly, this means that this desktop PC actually weighs less than some MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models.
The Mac Mini is just 1.4 inches tall, with a width and depth of 7.7 inches each.
The small size of this computer therefore makes it an excellent entry-level Apple product, and it can comfortably compliment an existing display, keyboard and mouse setup.
Which Version of the Mac Mini Is Right For Me?
The Mac Mini is slightly less common online than other Apple Mac models, and so different versions crop up from time to time. The primary difference between Mac Minis of different release dates is the specification offered by each one, as each machine will be almost identical aesthetically and size wise.
More high-end versions offer higher processing power, and larger storage drives, which can be configurable of up to 2TB of storage. The later models also may have faster i7 processors, and more RAM.
The version best suited to you will depend on your budget and what you want your Mac Mini for. More processing power is great, but not always necessary. If you just want a desktop computer for standard everyday tasks, earlier i5 models will comfortably cater to you. For more advanced computing with demanding software and/or multitasking, i7 models with more RAM will likely perform better.
Should You Buy a Refurbished Mac Mini?
A refurbished Mac Mini can be your gateway to Apple, and ease the transition from your old machine. The Mac Mini is versatile; if you have an existing display and/or keyboard and mouse that you like already, you can fit your Mac Mini to work in tandem. Alternatively, the design of the Mac Mini gives you the freedom to build your workspace to your personal specifications.
Mac Minis are powerful, and will be comfortable performing most functions. For the average computer user, earlier and more inexpensive models will have all of your computing desires covered.
Furthermore, they can double up as an Apple TV alternative, with a simple HDMI port connection allowing them to act as Home Entertainment Devices, streaming media content to a display or TV.
With the ease of buying refurbished through RefurbMe, you can get your hands on a refurbished Mac Mini for a great price, allowing you to get powerful tech whilst saving money. Great deals are just a few clicks away!