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Apple Mac mini 2.5GHz MC816LL/A (Mid-2011) $399.99 CLEARANCE @ BBY

frugalist 221 March 8, 2013 at 01:57 PM in Computers (3) More Best Buy Deals
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Best Buy is blowing these out (retail price was $799.99 so this won't last!). They are no longer available online so you'll have to call your local store to see if they have them in stock still (SKU 2658129). Best of luck on this great deal! (note: you may upgrade the RAM to 8GB and you may use your HDTV as a display since these natively have HDMI. Also may be eligible for free Mountain Lion upgrade if new in box).


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Mac mini is a good choice for those who need a compact, powerful Computer but already own the essentials - like a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Mac mini features a sleek, aluminum design and includes ports and slots to connect to all your devices and networks. Mac mini is the world's most energy-efficient Desktop computer, and it's the most affordable way to enjoy the new Mac OS X Lion and iLife. Mac mini features a 1.4-inch-thin seamless unibody enclosure carved from a single, solid block of aluminum. The power supply is built right into Mac mini. So there's no bulky brick, and there are fewer cables to connect. A removable panel on the bottom makes upgrading the memory completely painless. Mac mini is full of big ideas. The latest dual-core Intel Core i5 processors come standard on Mac mini. Built-in Thunderbolt technology lets you daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt peripherals, including the new Apple Thunderbolt Display, to a single port. It also supports Mini DisplayPort peripherals you might already have, including the Apple LED Cinema Display. The HDMI port lets you connect Mac mini to your HDTV with a single cable. And a built-in SDXC card slot makes speedy work of transferring photos and videos from your digital cameras. The latest 802.11n wireless technology is built into every Mac mini. Bluetooth wireless technology is also built in, so you can connect accessories such as a wireless keyboard and mouse. AMD Radeon HD 6630M Graphics with 256MB of GDDR5 memory 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Audio - Built-in speaker, Audio line in minijack (digital/analog), Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog), HDMI port supports multichannel audio output, Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone Connections & Expansion - 4 x USB 2.0, FireWire 800, Thunderbolt (2560 x 1600)
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Binding Personal Computers
Manufacturer Apple
Model MC816LL/A
Height 1.4 inches (3.6 cm)
Weight 2.7 pounds (1.22 kg
Width 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
List Price $799.00
Processor 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache (configurable to 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7)
Memory 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory (configurable to 8GB)
Storage 500GB (5400-rpm) hard drive (configurable to 750GB (7200-rpm) hard drive or 256GB solid-state drive or 256GB solid-state drive and 750GB (7200-rpm) hard drive)
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory
Video Support Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (included) Support for dual display and video mirroring
Audio Audio line in minijack (digital/analog) Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog) HDMI port supports multichannel audio output Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone Built-in speaker
Connections and Expansion Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps) Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps) HDMI port SDXC card slot Gigabit Ethernet port Audio in/out
Electrical and Operating Requirements Line voltage: 100-240V AC Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase Maximum continuous power: 85W Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C) Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C) Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet
Limited Warranty and Service 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty
Environmental Status Report BFR-free PVC-free Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure Meets ENERGY STAR 5.2 requirements Rated EPEAT Gold
In the Box Mac mini HDMI to DVI Adapter Power cord Printed and electronic documentation
Included Software OS X Lion, Lion Recovery, iLife '11
Depth 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Wireless 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking4; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

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Quote from jonmuhlach View Post :
Open box, doesn't come with ilife anymore and you have to buy it at $15. That's what apple rep told me inside bestbuy.
If you contact Apple Customer Service they will give you new keys to download the iLife apps at no charge. Just inform them you purchased open box. They will ask for your serial number. Painless.
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Quote from BWheel View Post :
If you contact Apple Customer Service they will give you new keys to download the iLife apps at no charge. Just inform them you purchased open box. They will ask for your serial number. Painless.
oh, apple rep at bestbuy didn't even told me that. thank you man. Smilie

Quote from baller1308 View Post :
You should be able to get ML installed or qualify for an upgrade. Then when you do a recovery over the internet it should install iLife.
I'm sorry what is ML?
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Mountain Lion
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Quote from jonmuhlach View Post :
oh, apple rep at bestbuy didn't even told me that. thank you man. Smilie


I'm sorry what is ML?
ML = Mountain Lion
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Quote from jonmuhlach View Post :
oh, apple rep at bestbuy didn't even told me that. thank you man. Smilie


I'm sorry what is ML?
Mild Laxatives. Cuz you know.. it's best buy we're talking about here.... verbal indigestion and all.
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How long has it taken people to receive their mountain lion up to date program codes?
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I was looking for one and found different floor display of MC815LL/A. The price was $549.99. Manager told me to match to this price for my trouble and he told me they both are same. Well, I took it (Get it now and think later) but not sure which one is better. Anyone can shed some light who has both systems?

TIA
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Quote from Thinker View Post :
I was looking for one and found different floor display of MC815LL/A. The price was $549.99. Manager told me to match to this price for my trouble and he told me they both are same. Well, I took it (Get it now and think later) but not sure which one is better. Anyone can shed some light who has both systems?

TIA

MC815LL/A has 2.3ghz Dual Core i5
MC816LL/A has 2.5ghz Dual Core i5

MC815LL/A has 2GB ram (2x 1GB)
MC816LL/A has 4GB ram (2x 2GB)

MC815LL/A has Intel HD 3000 graphics (288mb shared)
MC816LL/A has AMD Radeon HD 6630M (256mb dedicated)

Both models contain second gen Core i5's
Both models contains 4x USB 2.0
Both models contains 500GB hdd.

The MC815LL/A currently goes for $480 used on Amazon via third party seller. Amazon themselves are selling for $504

The MC816LL/A currently goes for $509 by third party. None via Amazon Warehouse fulfillment.

Your price of $549 w/o additional discounts is not a good buy for the model MC815LL/A.

At the price of $549, you may as well get the newer version MD387LL/A

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple...Id=4840634

The MD387LL/A has third gen Core i5, 4GB ram, Intel HD 4000, 4x USB 3.0.

Recommended returning it. Manager pulled a fast one on you, sir.
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Anyone else have an extra newer one? I'm interested. TIA
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Quote from qingdom View Post :
MC815LL/A has 2.3ghz Dual Core i5
MC816LL/A has 2.5ghz Dual Core i5

MC815LL/A has 2GB ram (2x 1GB)
MC816LL/A has 4GB ram (2x 2GB)

MC815LL/A has Intel HD 3000 graphics (288mb shared)
MC816LL/A has AMD Radeon HD 6630M (256mb dedicated)

Both models contain second gen Core i5's
Both models contains 4x USB 2.0
Both models contains 500GB hdd.

The MC815LL/A currently goes for $480 used on Amazon via third party seller. Amazon themselves are selling for $504

The MC816LL/A currently goes for $509 by third party. None via Amazon Warehouse fulfillment.

Your price of $549 w/o additional discounts is not a good buy for the model MC815LL/A.

At the price of $549, you may as well get the newer version MD387LL/A

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple...Id=4840634

The MD387LL/A has third gen Core i5, 4GB ram, Intel HD 4000, 4x USB 3.0.

Recommended returning it. Manager pulled a fast one on you, sir.

Thanks... No, He price matched to $399.99+tax..

But 816 had better specs and its floor model. I will take it back.

Thanks for your help.
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Tried to get an upgrade to ML via apple support and got denied. Email said "Receipt does not show purchase of a qualifying product"

Anyone have a suggestion to get the upgrade?
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Quote from cc141 View Post :
Tried to get an upgrade to ML via apple support and got denied. Email said "Receipt does not show purchase of a qualifying product"

Anyone have a suggestion to get the upgrade?
im going to assume that you did an in store pickup... if you did, then dont upload that receipt. upload the "your order is picked up" email. (apparently the store pick up orders have "headphones" listed under the product and not the apple mac mini...)....

if you did purchase it in stores (not through store pickup), i have no idea,
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Quote from nsdc16 View Post :
Anyone in Dallas area....I got newer version for the same price but dont need it. I was planning to return it to bestbuy, thought would check here.... before returning......
pm me if you still have it.
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#449
I was able to find one at my local Best Buy, but they told me that they would have to remove the Apple display info from it. Anyone else had this done?
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Quote from alex2028 View Post :
I was able to find one at my local Best Buy, but they told me that they would have to remove the Apple display info from it. Anyone else had this done?
Apple display??
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