PC user ready for a Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TricBox, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm ready to update my 5yr old Dell Xp computer and I'm thinking of getting a mac, but don't really know which would best suit my needs. A MacMini or iMac. I don't play games just internet, music (iTunes), and pictures. I don't do alot of photo editing. The 20" iMac is a little large for my small desk that I would have to slide it out to insert a disc, not a problem, just a pain.However I also plan on getting an Apple TV and like the fact that the iMac has an 11N card. Do you think just the 2 gigs and 11G will be enough in the MacMini, or do I need to get an iMac to stream to the AppleTV? How limited is the MacMini's capabilities with just 2 gigs and its graphics card? Thanks ahead for any input.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    If you don't have a monitor then get the iMac if you do then depending on how good it is get the mini if it's bad or old get the iMac.
     
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    TheVandit

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    Id personally find a way to fit in an imac if possible. I was new to Mac last year and bought a 20" and its an amazing machine.

    If you really cant fit it in then i guess the mac mini...

    Just speaking from my great experiences with the imac. Its fantastic!
     
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    ziwi

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    Best bang for you $$$ here is probably the 20" iMac - just make sure it fits.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Thanks! The 20" will fit, I've already measured it. Anyone do any video editing with the iMac? A vid camera may be in the future with kids getting into sports and all.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    You can do video editing just fine however make sure that you get lot's of ram and make sure to get some good software you can start with iMovie HD and then get Final cut Express enjoy your new mac.
     
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    Hankster

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    The best thing you can do is head to the Apple store and check out the machines live. It's how I choose my laptop.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    The imac will suit your needs fine. It's a great well-rounded machine. Have fun!:p
     

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