is the i7 macmini.......i think its a 2011 model, and honestly the least attractive to me (no disc drive on the mini or the air.....my music library consists of a lot of cd's, and the obvious lack of a display, mouse and keyboard)......The price, however is the cheapest, which i like. So, if you were in my shoes which would you choose? I almost posted the link to the apple refubished section for you to make your own comparisons, but i wasnt sure if that was allowed..
Thanks in advance for your time,
I have been told (by several people now) that buying a refurbished mac is a wonderful idea for someone on a budget that is willing to sacrifice some of the newer features (retina display, haswell processors, thunderbolt 2.0...ect) for the sake of cost. I (think) im one of these people. I am giving serious thought to buying a refubished mid-2012/ 2.56GHz i5 Macbook pro with 4g of ram and a 500gb HDD. For $70 less you can get the 1.3GHz 13 inch Macbook air, which is a mid 2013 model with a 128GB SSD and a better graphics card and slightly better resolution. As for use, I dont plan on gaming (much, maybe alittle on steam) or doing anything else graphics-intensive. Mostly for browsing the web and some amateur audio prodction with a program like Reason or FL Studio.