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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Video editor - Mac Mini or iMac?

For about a year I have been contemplating a new MacMini or and iMac. I am a semi-pro video editor currently in college, so funds are not available to get a Mac Pro. My question is should I get an iMac 21" maxed out or a Mac Mini maxed out* w/ a broadcast quality display? Does the Mac Mini have the power to run the Adobe Suite seamlessly, as well as Avid?

*RAM would be purchased from macsales.com

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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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My question is should I get an iMac 21" maxed out or a Mac Mini maxed out* w/ a broadcast quality display? Does the Mac Mini have the power to run the Adobe Suite seamlessly, as well as Avid?
Either one can easily handle the workload you described.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 01:01 PM   #3
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For about a year I have been contemplating a new MacMini or and iMac. I am a semi-pro video editor currently in college, so funds are not available to get a Mac Pro. My question is should I get an iMac 21" maxed out or a Mac Mini maxed out* w/ a broadcast quality display? Does the Mac Mini have the power to run the Adobe Suite seamlessly, as well as Avid?

*RAM would be purchased from macsales.com

Thanks,
Jordan
What's the price difference between the two, and then ask yourself if the really nice 21.5" anti-glare screen on the new iMac is worth that price difference.

It's worth noting that you can only get the integrated graphics with the Mini but the iMac has a much better Nvidia graphics chipset.
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