17" White iMac vs Mac Mini-Performance Equivalent?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by docprego, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. docprego macrumors 65816

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    I have a 17" white iMac with the following specs:

    1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo
    1.5GB Ram
    160GB hard drive
    Intel GMA 950 graphics.

    I was looking at the Mac Mini and the specs are remarkably similar, almost exactly the same in fact. Will the performance I experience using the iMac be the same as I would expect from the Mini of the same processor speed? Or is there something else I am overlooking that makes the iMac faster? I have to say the performance of the iMac is more than satisfactory, if the Mini is the same it would be great. BTW I would get the 2.0GHz Mini anyway so it should be slightly better than the iMac if I am thinking correctly.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Arjy macrumors member

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    As far as I know it will be very similar running on both of those.
     
  3. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    The iMac has a full size desktop hard drive whereas the Mac mini has a notebook drive. The iMac's drive is faster.
     
  4. docprego thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Good point, definitely something I overlooked. Anything else to consider?
     
  5. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    There are basically the same except for the HD. If you got the 2.0GHz Mini there would be a slight increase in speed.
     
  6. srt42b macrumors newbie

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    Yes, comparing the two, the HDD speed seems to be the only noticeable difference. Plus you can get any size screen and replace it later if you want.
     

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