student need a mac.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by giganten, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. giganten macrumors 6502a

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    Okay i use a pc now (amd 64 3500+ 1Gb ram),i have it for photoshop and dreamweaver..

    But i want to switch to mac (for 4-months or more now). I was looking on the new Intel-iMac but it is littel to expensive for me, the Mac mini is more in my price range. But how is it to use with photoshop and dreamweaver?
    And who knows apple maybe update the mini soon :confused:

    I need help how should i do...
    1: buy the mini and be happy, save me some money.
    2: save for the Imac.. aaa more waiting.
    3: something else.
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Save for the iMac. If you've saved up enough for a Mini, the iMac isn't really THAT much more, considering it is far superior - particularly for your uses. I think running PS and DW may be a bit of a pain on the Mini
     
  3. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    Are you seriously trying to compare a computer with an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ proc. to a Mac mini or even the Intel iMac?

    The Intel iMac will definitely be slow since Photoshop and Dreamweaver will have to run under Rosetta. The mini will probably run them fine. But definitely no match for the Athlon 64.

    If you load up the mini with a lot of RAM, you'll probably be okay. As for the Intel iMac, you'll be okay too if you don't pay the bills with Photoshop and Dreamweaver
     

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