Need opinions about what i should get

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by rmhop81, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

    rmhop81

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    so here's the deal. I've got the powerbook in my sig hooked up to my 20inch dell monitor as my main machine. So i made the mistake of buying the dell monitor and getting a mac mini, which wasn't the best decision whatsoever. I brought home the mini and it was super slow and would crash like crazy, even after reinstalling tiger. So i decided to return it and i've been using the monitor plugged into the powerbook as the main set up now. Well now here comes the problem. I want to get an iMac but now i have my dell monitor that i don't know what to do with. Fazoola, i think is his name on here, suggested getting an imac and plugging the monitor into that. Just looking for some advice on what others users would do, or buy, bc i only know 1 other mac person and that's my girlfriend so just looking for more opinions, thanks in advance.
     
  2. eXan macrumors 601

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    Why just not sell that spare display? Or maybe give it to me? :D
     
  3. rmhop81 thread starter macrumors 68020

    rmhop81

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    haha name a price. hard to sell on here bc everyone seems to think u can get it for $350 everyday so no one is willing to buy it.
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    I just got a 1.42ghz Mac mini and I'm running it on a 21" Trinitron, no problems. The Mac mini was probably just a dud. I would get a new one under AppleCare and try that before you do something drastic. The Mac mini/Dell combo should work great.
     
  5. rmhop81 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it's the 2nd one i've actually tried so kinda don't wanna mess with a mini anymore. i bought one back when they first came out and the same thing, was slower than h*ll. so best if i just get an imac or powermac or something haha
     
  6. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    Someone I know who uses a 2.53Ghz P4 said the Mac Mini's were quite slow also. I would try to get a Power Mac if you already have a display.
     
  7. rmhop81 thread starter macrumors 68020

    rmhop81

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    yeah that's what i'm kinda debating. either a 20inch imac or 2.0dual pm, i get a corporate discount so they are only a $100 difference.
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    My first thought was, were you just running it with the standard RAM. The amount of RAM can make all the difference in performance. 512 is the minimum, but 1 GB will make it fly.

    If you don't want to try another Mac mini and want to keep the monitor. Then a Power Mac would be a good idea. Just be sire to get AppleCare and extra RAM.
     

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