ibook or 1.5 mac mini?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by bandw350, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. bandw350 macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2005
    The 12" ibook is a lot in a little case, but for the same $ (or less if comparing to 14" ibook) you can cobble together a faster machine with better video and superdrive, 15" monitor, wireless keyboard/mouse. You give up a battery and all-in-one design. If you only need limited portability--to move around the house and transport to other places occasionally (no classes, coffee houses or airplane use)--is the "new" mini w/ 1.5, 64, and 5400 drive a much better buy than either of the ibooks?
  2. Fender macrumors regular


    May 9, 2004
    Toronto, CANADA
    In that case, I would say it's a much better buy. No question.
  3. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Yes, I have to say I agree. The Mac Mini's new specs sound like they match the 12-inch Powerbook, with the exception of the video card being different.
  4. c2104338 macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Newcastle, Australia
    I'd take the 9550 in the iBook over the 9200 in the mini anyday, regardless of how much VRAM it has. If the upgrade is true and the HDD gets bumped up to 5400rpm, the GPU will be the only thing from stopping me, and many others, from buying a Mini.

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