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#1 Jenn_A  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 30, 2014 - 11:47 am

Hi, I have been needing to buy a new computer for a LONG time now. I am debating on these 2:

mac mini

http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1218861012264

 

and this one:

hp touch screen

http://www.walmart.c...ws-8.1/38192991

 

I don't play games,just business stuff,email,facebook,etc.

I have led  tv's in 3 rooms and   my monitor that I have now so that is not a problem.

 

Advice?

Thanks!

Jenn


Edited by Jenn_A, Nov 30, 2014 - 2:32 pm.

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Posted Nov 30, 2014 - 5:52 pm

The Mac Mini
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#3 Jenn_A  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 1, 2014 - 2:28 am

The Mac Mini

I knew  you would say that!

Jenn


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#4 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 1, 2014 - 6:20 am

I'm not a fan of the built in all in ones, I wouldn't buy an iMac either. They are usually more expensive to fix if something goes wrong and if you trash a screen you have just usually lost the entire machine for all intensive purposes. The Mac Mini is a nice small machine only real issue I've seen with them is they aren't upgradable (memory/ssd) in the newer models. So as long as you're ok with the specs in the machine I would go that route, one thing nice about Apple is that the last 3-4 OS upgrades have either been free or right next to it.



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Posted Dec 1, 2014 - 8:59 am

The Mac Mini

 

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I wouldn't go with either of these...

 

OK, I have some questions:

 

 - May I ask why you're limiting yourself to these two choices?  I don't like these choices.  ;)

 - If you already have a monitor, why are you even considering an HP all in one?

 - You've described your intended usage pretty well - what's your target budget?

 

Here are a couple options I would choose over the ones you indicated:

 - http://www.bestbuy.c...1&skuId=9247023

 - http://configure.us....=en&s=bsd&cs=04

 - http://shop.lenovo.c...ries/h50-intel/


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#6 Jenn_A  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 1, 2014 - 5:55 pm

I'm not a fan of the built in all in ones, I wouldn't buy an iMac either. They are usually more expensive to fix if something goes wrong and if you trash a screen you have just usually lost the entire machine for all intensive purposes. The Mac Mini is a nice small machine only real issue I've seen with them is they aren't upgradable (memory/ssd) in the newer models. So as long as you're ok with the specs in the machine I would go that route, one thing nice about Apple is that the last 3-4 OS upgrades have either been free or right next to it.

Thank you,I am not much a fan of all in ones either  but I am limited by budget.

Thanks!

J


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#7 Jenn_A  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 1, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Thank you so much for the rec's. Holy crap,love the Lenovo AND 15% back with ebates :)

Money was my main reason for these 2 choices and not a huge Dell fan but I will settle for one! My son sent me the link to the mac mini,he loves his.

Thanks again.

Jenn

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I wouldn't go with either of these...

 

OK, I have some questions:

 

 - May I ask why you're limiting yourself to these two choices?  I don't like these choices.  ;)

 - If you already have a monitor, why are you even considering an HP all in one?

 - You've described your intended usage pretty well - what's your target budget?

 

Here are a couple options I would choose over the ones you indicated:

 - http://www.bestbuy.c...1&skuId=9247023

 - http://configure.us....=en&s=bsd&cs=04

 - http://shop.lenovo.c...ries/h50-intel/

 

 


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#8 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 2, 2014 - 7:10 am

Mac Mini is a good machine, I'm a fan of the OS that comes on them and it's a pretty solid machine overall. You will get more computer for the same money for others so it's all in which one you want. If you have other apple gadgets or plan to get them it's a pretty seamless environment. If you're invested in the Windows world with lots of applications and such then it's best to stay there. :)



#9 Jenn_A  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 11, 2014 - 10:27 am

Mac Mini is a good machine, I'm a fan of the OS that comes on them and it's a pretty solid machine overall. You will get more computer for the same money for others so it's all in which one you want. If you have other apple gadgets or plan to get them it's a pretty seamless environment. If you're invested in the Windows world with lots of applications and such then it's best to stay there. :)

Thanks! I have android phones so maybe i will just stick with pc's.

Jenn


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Posted Jan 30, 2015 - 9:14 am

I agree with a previous post. Your decision could be determined by software programs you own and are accustomed to. Even though the mac products have a great rep with reliability and quality there is a learning curve to using it and learning the navigation with the programs and features.



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Posted Feb 22, 2015 - 3:28 am

I would go with the mac mini. I have had 2 HP computers and they are very cheaply built. I am using a dell that is close to 10 years old that I picked up second hand and it is still working very well. 





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