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Is the Mac Mini a Good Computer?

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Greetings to you all. I have a question directed at anyone who owns a Mac Mini or has recently bought a Mac Mini either last year 2009 or this year, 2010. My Acer Aspire L-100 finally died on 29th Dec 2009 as a result of USB failure caused by a windows auto update. Fed up with Microsoft, I am thinking about switching over to Mac and thought the Mac Mini or iMac would be a good start. I am however troubled by the numerous complaints I am reading on the Apple website posts regarding the Mac Mini loosing sound after a month or two after use and some posts claim that the sound on their Mac Mini is distorted, crackling and some had broken systems out of the box. How many of you have had similar sound issues with the Mac Mini? Also, is it better to get the iMac 21.5 inch instead? Has anyone had hardware issues with the Mac Mini and or the 21.5 inch iMac? If so please let me know so that I can make up my mind, whether to purchase Mac computer platform or just build my own customized machine. At stake here is my iTunes music which I really wanted to use on the Mac platform rather than windows. Please help. All information will be highly appreciated.
Dead Acer Aspire L-100, Windows Vista, Acer L100
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,145 points)
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    Jan 19, 2010 1:41 PM (in response to Coventry Crysis)
    You might get better opinions if ask in the Mac mini area. I really doubt that many Mac mini owners/users will be looking in a forum for "Importing & Burning in iTunes for Windows".

    And of course, yes, some people will have had hardware issues. These forums are for people who have technical questions, so what you're going to see and hear from are mostly going to be people who have or have had problems. So you will probably get a skewed viewpoint by asking "anyone had problems" in these forums, since the answer from most people here will be "yes". But for what it's worth, I've had no sound problems (or any other problems) with either my Mac mini (now close to four years old) nor my iMac (now going on two years old).

    For more opinions, again, try the Mac mini or iMac forums.

    Regards.

    Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer
    iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24" 4GB ATI 2600, Mac OS X (10.6.2), PowerMac G5 2.0GHz DP, Dell w/ Windows Vista Unlimited SP2, several others VM

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