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Join Date: Mar 2009
01-07-2010, 09:52 PM
Yes, the MacMini is an awesome computer, every bit as astonishing as the Dell Mini, but for a different purpose. I run my business on two MacMini's (new ones) and they are just killer for the price. Lots of computing horsepower, and mine drive fairly large Apple monitors nicely. I don't do games. My Dell Minis are for a totally different purpose: portability, curiosity cache, novelty, fun, patient notes on the go, network interface for record keeping/sharing, calendaring, for killing time in the Phoenix airport (where I am now imbibing on a tall-one before a flight home), etc. Both are awesome but they have different jobs.
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Join Date: Nov 2009
01-11-2010, 07:21 PM
I have a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini from around a year ago and it is fantastic. I use it as a Media server running Plex - something that you guys should all check out.
My 10v struggles to play SD YouTube content, but the Mac Mini will play 1080p Blu-ray rips with no problem at all.
I agree that the HDD is slow, but I use a first generation 13" Unibody MacBook for my main desktop PC with a 7200rpm drive and I've never really felt it was slow.
I've got a 27" Core i7 iMac at work which is faster, sure, but the display is actually too big, and I very very rarely use all that performance - Nice to have if work buys it though ;-)
MacBook | 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | Unibody | 4GB RAM | 320GB 7200rpm HDD | OS X 10.6.2
Mac mini | 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB RAM | 500GB HDD | OS X 10.6.2 | PLEX Media Center
iMac | 2.8GHz Core i7 | 4GB RAM | 500GB HDD | OS X 10.6.2 | Belongs to work
Join Date: Jan 2009
01-12-2010, 10:31 AM
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