Which is better for audio, 1 ghz g4 powerbook, 1.25 mac mini, or different cheap mac?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by motulist, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. motulist macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2003
    I have a 1 ghz g4 powerbook that I use for everything, audio recording, web, word processing, dvd player, etc. I'm looking to add another cheap mac so I can dedicate 1 mac to general stuff, and 1 mac as my audio work horse to do multi track recording (I use performer) with some plugin fx.

    If I get a used 1.25 ghz g4 mac mini, would that be better or worse than my 1 ghz g4 for my audio stuff? Or is there a different alternative that I haven't thought of? I'm looking to spend as little as possible, and even the $450 for a used mac mini is really more than I can justify.

    What do you think?
  2. sonarghost macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2006
    Ram is very important as well. I have 2gig which really helps alot. The 1.25 mac mini may not be worth your time if it far less ram than you are currently using..
  3. scottlinux macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    The mac mini still uses a crappy laptop hard drive. That particular model is basically a laptop computer in a small box.

    I'd say you are better off maxing out the ram in your powerbook, and getting a 7200rpm notebook drive in your powerbook. This may cost you a few hundred bucks, but is perhaps the cheapest route.

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