1.66 Mac mini vs. new mac book

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by firstapple, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. firstapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    Well, I am just wondering what kind of difference in speed/operating power I would expect?

    My current mac mini is the 1.66Ghz 2GB RAM and I am thinking of a new macbook with probably just basic RAM and then upgrading it myself to 2GB.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    The MacBook is going to be faster.

    But how much performance detail do you really want...
  3. firstapple thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    Not much performance needed really. I am trying to figure out if it would be worth the few extra hundred dollars to upgrade.

    I know I can sell my mac mini for a decent amount, seeing that mine when I sell it would go with a good USB camera, wireless keyboard and wireless mighty mouse.
  4. bc008 macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2007
    go ahead and sell it if you want to

    if you dont mind having a desk top i would reccomend an iMac. i love mine so much, way more than i did my macbook.

    the screen is brilliant for watching youtubes, movies, tv shows, keynotes etc, and it is so much fun when your friends come over and start to look for a tower ;)
  5. iDave macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2003
    You're not going to see a tremendous performance increase. The graphics are a little better so games might run somewhat faster if you're into that. The main gain will be portability. You can surf on the couch, or on vacation (where perhaps you can really surf.) :D
  6. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2007
    MD & ATL,GA
    go for a macbook, and sell your mini, but keep the display, that would be a pretty decent workstation

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