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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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I don't know why is everybody so worked up on this deal: it is a bad deal!
It was retailing $800 almost 2 years ago!!! Duh... The newer version have a lot faster processors and accept up to 16 GB of memory.
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awauhtukee az store has one but for $731.99. they also have a macbook pro for $1403.99 model md103ll/a

i just bought it...any flip potential?
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Quote from zseba View Post :
I don't know why is everybody so worked up on this deal: it is a bad deal!
It was retailing $800 almost 2 years ago!!! Duh... The newer version have a lot faster processors and accept up to 16 GB of memory.
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thanks op, bought two to turn into htpc's
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Quote from rking0122 View Post :
Mine was ordered...and it came back 20 minutes later as OOS and canceled. None in Arizona (Phoenix metro) that I could find after that.
looking at one in awautukee $731.99 sku 2658129
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Got one! Got an order ready to pickup email. Thanks OP!
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what is so big deal about this ? you can get it for the same price (after tax) any day on ebay, and why would you not get 2nd gen I5 laptop over this ? beyond me
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order ready to pick up Stick Out Tongue guess you did miss out on a few socal stores roller9 Wink
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Quote from MathNinja View Post :
Rule #1 of Slick Deals.......... don't call I thought?

thats just what they tell the noobs.

A real slick dealer always calls. Sometimes I call just to say: "Hey. What's up. What are you wearing?"
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Quote from zseba View Post :
I don't know why is everybody so worked up on this deal: it is a bad deal!
It was retailing $800 almost 2 years ago!!! Duh... The newer version have a lot faster processors and accept up to 16 GB of memory.
i assume most people aren't going to be using this for intense processing, so this is a decent deal.
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Quote from zseba View Post :
I don't know why is everybody so worked up on this deal: it is a bad deal!
It was retailing $800 almost 2 years ago!!! Duh... The newer version have a lot faster processors and accept up to 16 GB of memory.
Ivy isn't that much faster than Sandy. Base mac Mini has the intel GPU, I'd much rather have this for $400 vs $600 for the new ones.
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Quote from iluvusorin View Post :
what is so big deal about this ? you can get it for the same price (after tax) any day on ebay
i got charged 8% tax in cali which comes out to about $431, which is still significantly cheaper than ebay (in my quick scan of ebay listings for new mac minis (obviously used will be cheaper but i wanted a fair comparison)) = $600
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thats just what they tell the noobs.

A real slick dealer always calls. Sometimes I call just to say: "Hey. What's up. What are you wearing?"
laugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loud
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Quote from asuchemist View Post :
awauhtukee az store has one but for $731.99. they also have a macbook pro for $1403.99 model md103ll/a
I see that...I was store checking for just the regular clearance ones, didn't check for open boxes.

Funny about the pro, I have that exact same one. (MD103ll/a) Bought it open box at Tempe, AZ in January when it was marked $1299. They were also running the extra 10% off open items...got it for $1170! Mine didn't have a box or papers or anything, just the computer and plug, maybe that's the difference?!
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Quote from shyam09 View Post :
order ready to pick up Stick Out Tongue guess you did miss out on a few socal stores roller9 Wink
was just kidding, I didn't go after this, just trolling...plus Home theaters , TVs & Ipads sell a lot fasternodnod
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