Suitable for podcasting?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Shane2, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Shane2 macrumors newbie

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    I'm wondering if the 1.42Ghz mini 512Ram would be enough for producing a podcast. I'll also be doing light java/php programming on it. As well as some image work with photoshop elements.

    I know the G4 processor is proven, however but if an intel one comes out I am sure that I would not want a first generation one.

    Any thoughts on this?

    Shane
    PS: I'm new here but run a forum :)
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    For stuff like that, a mini ought to be fine.
     
  3. Shane2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that. I will not be dissapointed right if I decide to get one of the powerPC mini's for what I want to do right?

    I'm currently on a Windows XP P4 2.4Ghz.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's plenty of power to use GarageBand 3 and make a podcast. Just don't try to modify too many software insturments in real time. What's your budget?
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I know that PS Elements won't tax a mini, and for the type of recording a podcast would normally entail, I wouldn't be worried either.

    The PHP and Java stuff ought to be fine too. I wouldn't want to compile a whole operating system every day on a mini, but it's more than capable of handling the amount of code one person can dish out!
     
  6. Shane2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm in Canada so its a bit more expensive here. I know I can afford the top mac mini advertised on the apple store website.
     

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