Summary: I ordered it from XSFORU. The delivery was pretty quick but when I received it as soon as I took it out of the box I heard rattling inside the computer. Sounded like a loose part!! There were quite a bunch of scuffs as well on it...more than what I was expecting from a "refurbished" one. More like used and in okay condition I would say. Anyways, I did not even risk using it and contacted the seller to return it. I will update this depending on what reply I get....
Summary: This model was released in October 2012, over a year ago. In that time, the price has stayed exactly the same, and the specs have remained identical. This computer may have been a good value when it was released, but it no longer is. I would not purchase any Mac Mini right now; I would wait until a new version is released. If past history is any indication, it will carry the same price tag but will have upgraded specs.
Excerpt: I can't believe I'm l writing a poor review of an Apple product, but I have to tell it like it is. The unit didn't work right after taking it out if the box and powering on. Took it to the Genius Bar, they said it was a bad build and I should return it. I'm sorry but this is the 5th Apple product I have had malfunction out of the factory. The Genius Bar is always packed with people with defunct products.
"Slow 2006- 2007 tech from Apple. I don't recommend."
24 January 2010
Pros: cheaper than other macs, but actually it's not much of a pro. The thought comes to mind that the drive could be formatted and you could put windows 7 on it which would make it a useful pc for most professional tasks and it would be great for games
Cons: However, Core 2 duo is 3 year old slow technology. I've found PC's already that are cheaper and more powerful. You could even hackintosh those. But not much point when you could put win 7 on it and be free to enjoy something better.