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Keep checking the Apple refurb store. 2012 Servers sometimes show up there. At the very least the quad core base model comes up and you can add 2nd drive or make it a fusion for very little and some elbow grease. Server OS is available from App Store for $120.Other people should have the 2012 Quads on closeout as well often without sales tax.
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To be fair, that's a celeron processor at 1.4Ghz not an i5, relying on USB 3 and external drives is not industrial strength, not to mention that ChromeOS is not remotely  up to Yosemite standards - so not really equivalent at all. But your point that it is no bargain probably still stands.
Not looking that good. Underpowered base model (like a MacBook Air but without the benefits of the SSD) plus more expensive mid and high-end models with dual core i5 vs. quad core i7 before. Iris graphics at the top end. All a bit meh. All in, I'm sure the bump for haswell has some benefits but there seems no compelling reason to upgrade any 2011 or 2012 models.
I got the base quad i7 2012 model, put in an SSD and 8GB and that thing rips. 8 threads, 1.25GB fusion drive for $850+tax. The SSD is the most amazing upgrade and homemade fusion drive is best of both worlds. Just salvaged a 2008 MacBook from sluggish to rockin with a $100 upgrade. I call shenanigans on anyone asking for a bigger mini and invoke the 2005 law against requesting an xMac (between mini and power mac/Mac Pro) ;-)
Canadian carriers seem to be much worse scheisters than the US ones who pretty much unlock GSM phone once contract is UP or paid off. The $75 loonies for unlocking is unconscionable and this law change in the US probably leaves you SOL. However, this headline seems weird. I just had AT&T unlock an iPhone 4 I picked up off ebay for cheap. I just used one of my 5 annual unlocks and it came through in 24 hours. It wasn't even mine originally, though it was clean ESN and...
I doubt if there is any margin erosion in these current moves. Most of the Macs have not seen a form factor change for years (which typically drives lower margins) so Apple is bumping basic components while riding the learning curve and economies of scale benefits of using older and well amortized production lines and commodity pieces (shells, keyboards, screens, SSDs, etc.) so margins are probably going up anyway even with the introduction of the new base models. The...
I agree though you clearly aren't aware that since the 4S all the iphones have basically been the same. The carriers use different frequencies/bands but the phones are the same. A Verizon 5S would work on AT&T if they didn't specially lock it. VZ can unlock the GSM subsystem to work on any GSM carrier in the world EXCEPT AT&T/T-Mob USA. I've bought VZ/Sprint iPhone 4S that work fine on all GSM bands except in the US. Unlocked phones sell for WAY more and can be used...
I assume the ETfs are all still in force but they can't just hold your device hostage as well. The contracts will all still work the same way. The situation was already much better than it has been but this will allow a lot of orphan devices to be brought back into prepaid service etc.
There are so many choices for the branding of epic collapse... To get "Nokia'd Out", to get "Motorol'led Over" are two bigger and more dominant player allusions who have ceased to be.BB are a classic example of a small player in a smaller pool which made them look mighty in the early smartphone days (like HTC) but they really never stood a chance at scaling to become a real player given the size and ruthlessness of the sharks that entered when the pool opened up to the...
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