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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:16 pm    Post subject: Mini for PS and iMovie Reply with quote

Thinking about buying a Mac Mini, for regular tasks and for things like PS and dreamweaver. Im also going to be editing home movies and burning them to dvd. How does the mini perform in these departments? Should I wait and see if they do upgrade the mini? Does anyone know how soon that will be?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

people have been talking about mini's maybe being updated this coming tuesday, but rumors popup all the time, i can't afford a mini yet so waiting is my only option either way =)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive read that the mac mini is just an ibook in a desktop case, well I already have an ibook, so would something like an imac be better for me?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarkLotus wrote:
Ive read that the mac mini is just an ibook in a desktop case, well I already have an ibook, so would something like an imac be better for me?


Yes. Get a 20" iMac and you'd be a lot better off. The programs that you're planning on using are optimized for the G5, so not only would the better efficiency and higher clockspeed of the G5 help, but the software would run better because it's designed for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ive read that the mac mini is just an ibook in a desktop case, well I already have an ibook, so would something like an imac be better for me?

If you can afford a 20" iMac and don't already have a decent display, GET IT!! They are NICE!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cant afford a 20" but I can afford a 17" and dont have a display.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarkLotus wrote:
I cant afford a 20" but I can afford a 17" and dont have a display.


If you don't have a display, get the iMac. Mos def.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:04 am    Post subject: Mac Mini and Photoshop CS2 Reply with quote

I was blown away by the performance of the Mac Mini with Photoshop. I have a Dell 3Ghz w/1GB and my Mac Mini 1.42 Ghz w/1GB outperforms the Dell. I'm convinced it has to do with memory management since PS is such a memory hog. Anyway, I am doing Photoshop exclusively on my Mac Mini now...

The only reservation I have with the iMac 20" is that the computer is going to be outdated far sooner than the nice monitor that is integrated with it...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: Mac Mini and Photoshop CS2 Reply with quote

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I was blown away by the performance of the Mac Mini with Photoshop. I have a Dell 3Ghz w/1GB and my Mac Mini 1.42 Ghz w/1GB outperforms the Dell. I'm convinced it has to do with memory management since PS is such a memory hog. Anyway, I am doing Photoshop exclusively on my Mac Mini now...

The only reservation I have with the iMac 20" is that the computer is going to be outdated far sooner than the nice monitor that is integrated with it...


The Mac mini does a fine job of running Photoshop. I'm using Photoshop on the Mac mini daily. Nothing big just for personal use. What kind of things are faster than on the Dell? Are specific tools faster?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: Mac Mini and Photoshop CS2 Reply with quote

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The only reservation I have with the iMac 20" is that the computer is going to be outdated far sooner than the nice monitor that is integrated with it...


Not really. This would be true for a PC, but not for the iMac. MAcs are relevant a lot longer than their PC counterparts. I'd say that by the time you'd want a computer to replace the iMac, you'd want a new monitor anyways. Also, if you go with a new AIW Mac, you'd have a new monitor anyways.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a fan of all in one. But consider that LCD prices are dropping drastically. By the time the computer is outdated 20" widescreen LCD's will be quite affordable.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarkLotus wrote:
I cant afford a 20" but I can afford a 17" and dont have a display.

I bought a 17" iMac for my wife. It is very nice and she is quite happy with it.
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