Imac 21.5 or mini

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aeaglex07, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. aeaglex07 macrumors 6502

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    both the new iMacs and Minis are looking sweet. Which is a better buy?

    im really liking the price of the mini and the fact that i can use dual monitors but the iMac is so beautiful.

    As far as performance which would be better with photoshop, final cut, etc?

    much thanks:cool:
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Even the high-end Mac Mini can't touch the iMac.
     
  3. Big Dave macrumors 6502

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    You can attach a second monitor to an iMac. Plus, the iMac is a much stronger machine.
     
  4. aeaglex07 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok awesome ill go for the iMac. thanks for the response.
     
  5. modular macrumors regular

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    if you get the imac, get the one with the graphics card. The base model of the imac just has the integrated graphics identical to the mac mini - so there won't be too much of a performance increase. You do get a nice screen with the imac, if you dont have an LCD already.
     
  6. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    Purchase the iMac if you plan on using Final Cut; Apple did not design the Macmini to run Final Cut.

    Habitus :apple:
     
  7. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Good advice.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    The iMac is clearly the superior machine. Unless finances are really tight, I don't see any reason to get the mac mini over the iMac.
     

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