iMac or Mini or MB?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by swamesp, May 24, 2010.

  1. swamesp macrumors regular

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    Hello All,

    New to Mac world and an intro about me. I would be buying 13" MBP in a week or so. So I have no idea about the apple machines.

    My brother is graduating in about two-three months and he is looking to buy a computer. He already has DELL Inspiron. The computer (iMac or Mini or MB) will be used by him (occasionally) and mostly by dad.

    There is no need for mobility and reason why MB is in discussion is because of its latest upgrade. Please let me know which should I choose? The lower version of iMAC or Mini and a monitor (non-Apple) or MB? Any help on this is highly appreciated.
     
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Everything is getting updated it seems so I would say wait. A Mini & a HDTV is nice combo.
     
  3. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    If there is no reason for mobility then get the iMac when it gets refreshed.

    The next Mini will likely be severely underpowered compared to the next base iMac.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    His usage is pretty important... I would get iMac as it's only couple hundred $ more than Mini with all peripherals. The screen is IPS and very good so Mini with crappy TN would be worse.
     
  5. swamesp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks guys.

    I know this question is difficult to answer but will the new iMAC have iX processor in it, if the latest update is only a spec related?

    I have seen some of your replies in other posts that the earliest upgrade is WWDC, if not when could it happen.
     
  6. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, the new iMac will almost definitely get Clarkdale i3 and i5 processors which are a fairly big jump over the current Wolfdale Core 2 Duo chips being used. The GPU options will also be better.

    I'm not expecting WWDC although it is possible, it will likely be a silent update sometime after WWDC where they update the store on a random date.
     

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