Some advice please.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mainaccess, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. mainaccess macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2006
    London, UK

    Up until now I have been a PC user. However, I am so fed up with the rate I get through PC (I have a habit of overclocking and breaking them) so I have decided to swtch to Apple.

    I was going to wait until Leopard came out, but my PC really is on its last breath and I have had to accelerate my plans.

    I am about to start a sound design course and I need some advice as to which desktop setup to get. It must be able to run Pro Tools (with MBox2) well.

    1. 20-inch iMac
    2. Mac Mini (1.83ghz version with 1gig of RAM) and a 20-inch TFT

    I cant get a MacBook Pro as I have a limited budget (being a student sucks)

    I always replace my computers every 12-18 months to keep up with tech advances, so it must be able to last me that long.

    Any advice would be grand.
  2. steveca macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2005
    I would go for the iMac cause I beleive it is the better computer and is integrated all together. Obviously you would not buy an Apple monitor cause that it too expensive so I would not opt for a mac mini. If you have already a good monitor than you can save some money.
  3. spinne1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2005
    Hermitage, TN USA (near Nashville)
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    i like the iMac but really neither the iMac nor the Mac mini are Pro machines. i don't know what Pro apps you use but the iMac could definitely handle them better than a Mac mini could.

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