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Current Minis VS other Macs?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Current Minis VS other Macs? Reply with quote

Can anyone suggest reviews comparing performance of the current Minis to other Macs, such as Mac Pros and Mac Book Pros?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Current Minis VS other Macs? Reply with quote

warp9 wrote:
Can anyone suggest reviews comparing performance of the current Minis to other Macs, such as Mac Pros and Mac Book Pros?

I think it should be easy enough to look at the specifications of each Mac side-by-side and get a good idea. It truly is an apple-vs-apple comparison (ha ha)...

I've got a 2.5GHz i5 loaded up with 16GB of ram and a hybrid drive. (I've had tons of different minis over the years...from the earliest PPC G4s to even the short-lived Core Solos (which, I still have today...upgraded to a Core2Duo...too bad it will only take 2GB of ram though))

Anyways, my tangental ranting aside, just look at the specs on the web site.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iMav;

yeah, easy enough...I will do that, no doubt, but always good to see how Macs perform actually doing certain tasks.

I'm envious of your 16GB Mini rig...sounds like a sweet machine. Anyway, how'd you get 16GB into that Mini?

...officially, supports only 8

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use this to compare Macs
http://www.apple.com/why-mac/compare/

You will have to identify each processor and graphics card. A simple Google search each model will help you specifically identify each processor and video card.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4515/2011-mac-mini-goes-sandy-bridge-specs-details-and-our-thoughts

You can then use this site to look at CPU and video card benchmarks.
http://www.cpubenchmark.net

If you want to compare "specific" tasks you have to be specific to what those tasks are. ie. Photoshop or transcoding a standard sized video etc.

Honestly I don't think you are going to get exact answers. There is no one site that gives real world comparisons each time Apple comes out with a new model Mac. At ast not a site I know of.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mini is an entry level computer. It does NOT compare to a Mac Pro if you use it for work.

Editing motion pictures, music, graphic design (CS6) AutoCAD
8-10 hours a day 5 days a week the mini wont last as long or work as well as a Mac Pro

Then there is that optical drive thing that used to be in minis Crying or Very sad
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