Question Older Mac mini for $50, worth picking up?

thomas4204

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Found a mid 2011 Dual core I5 8gb DDR3 Mac mini for $50, is it worth picking up? Could this be used for anything more than just browsing the web?
 

Ralston18

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Basically you are making a $50.00 bet.

At most you lose $50.00. However most bets are made with some chance of a greater gain. I do not see a greater gain but that is for you to decide.

Risks: Maybe gets hot and goes poof.....

Source/where?

Are you able to test the Mac mini to determine what it will or will not do? I.e., actually connect to a network and browse.

Check all specs etc..

Are you willing to spend more, if necessary and warranted, to fix and or upgrade in some manner?
 

thomas4204

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Basically you are making a $50.00 bet.

At most you lose $50.00. However most bets are made with some chance of a greater gain. I do not see a greater gain but that is for you to decide.

Risks: Maybe gets hot and goes poof.....

Source/where?

Are you able to test the Mac mini to determine what it will or will not do? I.e., actually connect to a network and browse.

Check all specs etc..

Are you willing to spend more, if necessary and warranted, to fix and or upgrade in some manner?
I will keep these in mind, thanks. I have a ssd laying around that I could throw in it if need be but I’m not sure if I could test it. On the picture provided it shows the specs exactly but it is a older system. Il probably pass on it for now. Thanks again.
 

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