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Old Feb 1, 2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Mini or imac?

I going to be getting something!!! But what.

So I'm running a 13" Mbp 2.3 i5 dual core 4G ram at the moment.

I like messing around on FCPX and motion so the problem I'm having is what should I get a specked out Mac mini ( I only have a HDMI Tv) or should I get an imac I could only afford a base model maybe the increase in ram.

I know neither will be great at either program but I'm no pro so just for fun what do you all think.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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i always loved the iMac, but never liked the price and size of screen. At least with mini you can buy any size screen for much cheaper. Last time I had a mini it was hooked up to a 32inch samsung hdtv and it was awesome!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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Are there HDMI issues?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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Are there HDMI issues?
Not since the latest update which fixed the hdmi issues.

I also recommend the mini because for me when i upgrade it just means getting a new mac mini and keeping my 27" thunderbolt display. Just picked up a new one last night the mid range quad core and dropped 2 240gb ssd's in and 16gb ram and performance is great for such a compact unit.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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Which would be the better machine in terms of ability?
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imo the only thing the imac will do better is graphics intensive work since the imacs have dedicated gpu's whereas the mini's only have the intel hd4000 on die gpu.
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I like messing around on FCPX and motion so the problem I'm having is what should I get a specked out Mac mini ( I only have a HDMI Tv) or should I get an imac I could only afford a base model maybe the increase in ram.
iMac 2012 vs. Mac mini 2012 & 2011
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I suppose it's only the gpu putting me off.

I have been using hd3000 how much of a jump is hd4000?
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I suppose it's only the gpu putting me off.

I have been using hd3000 how much of a jump is hd4000?
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