about mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by onqun, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. onqun macrumors member

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    Hello guys, I am planning to buy computer. Since I move too much and i dont have many. I am thinking about mac mini. 2.26ghz and 4gb rams

    I am using powerbook now. I play just world of warcraft. it works fine with my powerbook. I also use Matlab, Iwork Ilife . do they work with mac mini. I know that matlab is not working proporly with mba. if i get mini do i get same problems?
     
  2. nusynergy macrumors regular

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    hi,

    for what you want the Mini will be fine.. Not sure about playing WoW on the 9400m GPu that the mini has but if you have all the settings on low / Med im sure it wont look too bad :D
     
  3. onqun thread starter macrumors member

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    it works fine with my powerbook:p everything is low :p but all rite XD
     
  4. nusynergy macrumors regular

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    Well the powerbooks are quite old now. whats the GPU in that?
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Latest PowerBook had an ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 with 128MB.
     
  6. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    I just replaced my 12"PBG4 with a mini. I figured there wouldn't be such a difference between the two processors, so I went with 799 (2Ghz + 4gb RAM)

    the mini's great. way more powerful than the powerbook. i'm even playing call of duty 4 on it.
     
  7. onqun thread starter macrumors member

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    mine is g4 17"
    ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 with 128MB.
    2gb ram
    1.67 ghz
     
  8. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    Believe it or not, the 9400 won't be that much better than your radeon, as it is only an integrated card, however, it will play WoW just fine and should play it around medium settings.
     
  9. onqun thread starter macrumors member

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    i am not expecting too many difference. Applications started to want intel processings. All i want is matlab , i want it work very well. and games work little bit faster. it is working enough for me with powerbook g4.
     
  10. wbtlevi macrumors newbie

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    Matlab works great on the mac Mini. I have the 2.0 with 2 Gigs of ram and both the industrial version and student version of Matlab run at screaming speeds on it.
     
  11. onqun thread starter macrumors member

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    screaming means very slow ? when i try to use matlab with my mba, it automatically shuts it self down. when i try to use mmreader function
     
  12. jnc macrumors 68020

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    screaming means good :)
     
  13. onqun thread starter macrumors member

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    i just want to be sure, before buying it :) thank you
     

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