Mac Mini

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Mac Mini

Post by Slightlydelic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:20 pm

anybody use one?
are they any good for music? running Logic pro?

on screen the spec is a little better than my 2.4ghz core2 duo laptop wich im more than happy with performance wise.

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Re: Mac Mini

Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:26 pm

I used the last generation. But upped the ram to 2.5 gig. Brilliant.

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Re: Mac Mini

Post by Poster » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:47 pm

Slightlydelic wrote: on screen the spec is a little better than my 2.4ghz core2 duo laptop wich im more than happy with performance wise.
I think that in theory a macmini is a macbook squeezed into a different case..
so should be fine..

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Re: Mac Mini

Post by Slightlydelic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:50 pm

thanks for the replies, current spec im looking at is 2.53ghz core2 duo cpu, 4gig ram and 500g hard drive 1080 fsb

seems perty good and if it runs as well as my PC laptop i cant see a reason not to go for one.

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Re: Mac Mini

Post by Rave » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:53 pm

Buy one. I use mine (new 2009 model) for producing - they are brill , just max the RAM out and you are done.

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Re: Mac Mini

Post by tommyn » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:16 pm

I use a 1.66 core duo, 2 gigs of ram and an upgraded 320gig 7200 HD.
Has firewire for soundcard, everything runs perfectly.

Great buy!

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Re: Mac Mini

Post by Poster » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:25 pm

Rave wrote:just max the RAM out and you are done.
and as always; do NOT buy the extra RAM @ Apple.. you'll be paying double the price..

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Re: Mac Mini

Post by Slightlydelic » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:41 pm

Poster wrote:
Rave wrote:just max the RAM out and you are done.
and as always; do NOT buy the extra RAM @ Apple.. you'll be paying double the price..
cheers for the tip, i think it comes with 2x2gig and that is its maximum cos of having 2 slots.

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Re: Mac Mini

Post by aisling » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:45 pm

Loving my 1.83 with 4 gigs of ram (2 years old) to the point that I don't use my mbp as much as I would like. Not running logic, but live, dp, reason, albino and a powercore system
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Re: Mac Mini

Post by digitalgeist » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:54 pm

BTW I've been checking up on eBay lately and since Apple stopped selling the 20" and 23" and monitors the prices are somewhat cheap now - for Apple monitors that is. 30" still wayyyy out of my budget. :cry:
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Re: Mac Mini

Post by kristian » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:07 pm

Apple monitors are overpriced and tecnology-wise in the stone ages. Don't buy...

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Re: Mac Mini

Post by digitalgeist » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:14 pm

kristian wrote:Apple monitors are overpriced and tecnology-wise in the stone ages. Don't buy...

OK, so what would you suggest with a comparable resolution?
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Re: Mac Mini

Post by beats me » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:23 pm

One thing that isn't often mentioned about Apple is they don't sell cheap low end crap models that you can use to impress chicks who don't know any better. Any differences between the Mini on up to the Pro is obvious from the specs and you can take that at face value.

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Re: Mac Mini

Post by aisling » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:38 am

digitalgeist wrote:
kristian wrote:Apple monitors are overpriced and tecnology-wise in the stone ages. Don't buy...

OK, so what would you suggest with a comparable resolution?
not that this is your method of choice, but I spent $120.00 on a 22 inch monitor from costco, and I could'nt be happier........
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Re: Mac Mini

Post by Slightlydelic » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:45 am

il probably hook up the 22" of the PC and see how it goes with that. the PC can get hooked up to a tv or sold.

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