2.3 vs 2.5 Mini for non gamer?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CMD is me, May 22, 2012.

  1. CMD is me macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2006
    I'm looking at getting a Mini to replace my first generation MacBook Pro. I'll be running a 20" and 23" monitor with it. I mainly use Indesign/Photoshop (some, but little, iMovie). No interest in gaming. I plan to max out the RAM (OWC).

    Question: is there any reason to get the 2.5 with the better Radeon graphics card for my use? $200 is a nice savings.
  2. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    Not really. The graphics card in the 2.5 mini is only a slight advantage over the IGP in the 2.3 mini. If you were driving say, 2 24 inch screens, I'd say go for the 2.5. Where you're just running a 20" and a 23" screen, the 2.3 will be able to drive them with no problem at all. :) Answer you wanted to hear FTW!

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