Mini or imac?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by tictaktwonk101, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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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    LucasLand

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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!
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which would be the better machine in terms of ability?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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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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    Mr. Retrofire

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    iMac 2012 vs. Mac mini 2012 & 2011
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=16764634#post16764634
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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