After 2 years & 300+ posts I've finally made the switch

DISCOMUNICATION

macrumors 6502a
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Jul 7, 2004
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Cambridge, MA USA
Thank god my debit card didn't go though when I was ordering the Mini last weekend. I had considered the MacBook, but ended up going with a 17" iMac with 1GB of ram, 250GB hhd, iWork pre-installed all on an educational discount. I'm switching from a dual 1Ghz PIII Gateway server with 640GB of ram and 40GB hhd, 18GB SCSI hhd. I'll still need bootcamp, but I won't look back on the hardware side. Now for that second monitor/TV.....
 

DISCOMUNICATION

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 7, 2004
831
2
Cambridge, MA USA
Switch and it feels...

mad jew said:
About fracking time! :D

Nice machine there. Whatcha gonna be using it for?
I was an illustrator before I dropped out of art school. Thinking of getting back to my roots, couldn't stand using Painter on my PC. I also dable in LightWave3D which is why I picked the iMac over the MacBook. I also do some database programming with VB.net, Access, and Oracle.
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
DISCOMUNICATION said:
I was an illustrator before I dropped out of art school. Thinking of getting back to my roots, couldn't stand using Painter on my PC. I also dable in LightWave3D which is why I picked the iMac over the MacBook. I also do some database programming with VB.net, Access, and Oracle.

Wow, that's an impressive portfolio. :cool:
 

macgeek2005

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Jan 31, 2006
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DISCOMUNICATION said:
Thank god my debit card didn't go though when I was ordering the Mini last weekend. I had considered the MacBook, but ended up going with a 17" iMac with 1GB of ram, 250GB hhd, iWork pre-installed all on an educational discount. I'm switching from a dual 1Ghz PIII Gateway server with 640GB of ram and 40GB hhd, 18GB SCSI hhd. I'll still need bootcamp, but I won't look back on the hardware side. Now for that second monitor/TV.....
*Whew*. Thank god indeed. You have no idea how much you really need to thank god for stopping the Mini order.

Oh my god! I'm not even gonna start ranting about the Mini. Just don't buy one, and never let anyone you know buy one.
 

X5-452

macrumors 6502
Feb 16, 2006
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Calgary, Canada
macgeek2005 said:
*Whew*. Thank god indeed. You have no idea how much you really need to thank god for stopping the Mini order.

Oh my god! I'm not even gonna start ranting about the Mini. Just don't buy one, and never let anyone you know buy one.
Why the Mini hate?
 

Zeeshan

macrumors newbie
Mar 17, 2006
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Southern California
Congrats! Im trying myself right now to sell off my Windowns Laptops and get a nice Mac. For the time being, i just go to the apple store every week and play with the PB's, thinking to myself "one day....."
 

macgeek2005

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Jan 31, 2006
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X5-452 said:
Why the Mini hate?
They're slower than my G3 iBook. Literally.

Something about having a 2.9 pound computer just somehow..... doesn't cut it in terms of performance.

It's the computer you get for your grandma so she can email you from her new senior home.

It's the kind of computer you get for somebody who needs to write a book, and nothing else. Even then, I wouldn't be surprised if it lags while typing.

Care to argue for the Mini? Go ahead, i'll find you a dozen raging people saying "The beach ball was spinning like crazy from day 1!!!" "It's a slow mother****er" etc.

In other words.

It is a piece of ****.
 

novagamer

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May 13, 2006
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macgeek2005 said:
They're slower than my G3 iBook. Literally.

Something about having a 2.9 pound computer just somehow..... doesn't cut it in terms of performance.

It's the computer you get for your grandma so she can email you from her new senior home.

It's the kind of computer you get for somebody who needs to write a book, and nothing else. Even then, I wouldn't be surprised if it lags while typing.

Care to argue for the Mini? Go ahead, i'll find you a dozen raging people saying "The beach ball was spinning like crazy from day 1!!!" "It's a slow mother****er" etc.

In other words.

It is a piece of ****.
Stop spreading BS. You do not know what you're talking about, plain and simple. Other people might not know that you're spouting off, and might actually take your advice as being true. Knock it off.
 

Abulia

macrumors 68000
Jun 22, 2004
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Kushiel's Scion
DISCOMUNICATION said:
I was an illustrator before I dropped out of art school. Thinking of getting back to my roots, couldn't stand using Painter on my PC. I also dable in LightWave3D which is why I picked the iMac over the MacBook. I also do some database programming with VB.net, Access, and Oracle.
I'm surprised you didn't get a PowerMac or hold out for the new Mac Pros, post WWDC.

Not saying you made a bad purchase, but long term the 'pro' line might be a better fit.
 

decksnap

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Apr 11, 2003
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macgeek2005 said:
They're slower than my G3 iBook. Literally.

Something about having a 2.9 pound computer just somehow..... doesn't cut it in terms of performance.

It's the computer you get for your grandma so she can email you from her new senior home.

It's the kind of computer you get for somebody who needs to write a book, and nothing else. Even then, I wouldn't be surprised if it lags while typing.

Care to argue for the Mini? Go ahead, i'll find you a dozen raging people saying "The beach ball was spinning like crazy from day 1!!!" "It's a slow mother****er" etc.

In other words.

It is a piece of ****.
What a load of crap. Don't listen to anything this guy says.
 

After G

macrumors 68000
Aug 27, 2003
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California
I love the Mac mini. Works great, and I can upgrade the processor (yes, it's socketed!) and monitor (currently a 19" widescreen) when I like. And I can buy another computer next year that will have better specs than the current Apple hardware.

Then again, I do have the dual-core version with a full 2 GB of RAM. And I already had the monitor / kb / mouse from when I used my iBook as a desktop.

I can imagine the single core version doing okay. I used the CPU core disabler thing in Developer Tools and I still don't beachball even while I play video, download ISOs of Linux, have 40 tabs in Safari, and 15-20 programs open.

If you don't need a high-end video card (I don't, my gaming fix is consoles) it's good.
 

aquajet

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Feb 12, 2005
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macgeek2005 said:
They're slower than my G3 iBook. Literally.

Something about having a 2.9 pound computer just somehow..... doesn't cut it in terms of performance.

It's the computer you get for your grandma so she can email you from her new senior home.

It's the kind of computer you get for somebody who needs to write a book, and nothing else. Even then, I wouldn't be surprised if it lags while typing.

Care to argue for the Mini? Go ahead, i'll find you a dozen raging people saying "The beach ball was spinning like crazy from day 1!!!" "It's a slow mother****er" etc.

In other words.

It is a piece of ****.
Let's pretend for a moment that your post isn't poppycock.

Why do we always have to stick grandma with a crappy Mini? I mean, a lot of elderly women these days are quite computer savvy. What would you suggest for an elderly grandma that wants to do heavy video editing or play UT? It's an honest question. Honest. [/not]
 

DISCOMUNICATION

macrumors 6502a
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Jul 7, 2004
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Cambridge, MA USA
thewhitehart said:
Damn son! That's a lot of ram! Anyway, congratulations! :D
ah, yeah...oops, but someday....someday:eek:

Abulia said:
I'm surprised you didn't get a PowerMac or hold out for the new Mac Pros, post WWDC.

Not saying you made a bad purchase, but long term the 'pro' line might be a better fit.
I'm all about saving space these days. I hope Apple goes back to a smaller tower design though.
 
macgeek2005 said:
They're slower than my G3 iBook. Literally.

Something about having a 2.9 pound computer just somehow..... doesn't cut it in terms of performance.

It's the computer you get for your grandma so she can email you from her new senior home.

It's the kind of computer you get for somebody who needs to write a book, and nothing else. Even then, I wouldn't be surprised if it lags while typing.

Care to argue for the Mini? Go ahead, i'll find you a dozen raging people saying "The beach ball was spinning like crazy from day 1!!!" "It's a slow mother****er" etc.

In other words.

It is a piece of ****.
decksnap said:
What a load of crap. Don't listen to anything this guy says.
Youd dare insult the greatest foosball player on MR?!

:D
 

DISCOMUNICATION

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 7, 2004
831
2
Cambridge, MA USA
It shipped!

Hate to break up the which machine is slowest debate, but my oder shipped:D ! The estimated delivery date is this Saturday. FedEx delivers on Saturday? I know UPS doesn't. Oh, I also ordered a Samsung 215TW as a second display/TV. The component inputs are only 480p, but the DVI port is HDCP. The black and white color scheme should look awsome with my black(US) and white(JAP) PSTwo's on each end of my desk.
 

DISCOMUNICATION

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 7, 2004
831
2
Cambridge, MA USA
Ooops

My debit card didn't go through on that 215TW order. Gotta go back to the bank, but maybe this was a sign too. I kinda wanted a second display that had an intgrated tuner and remote, but its gotta be a high res than the 17" iMac. I guess that pure black and white color scheme isn't that important to me. Well guess I'll keep looking. Any suggestions? I'm looking long and hard at the Sony MFM-HT205 now. :confused: