Imac white 17" 1.83 vs Mac mini c3d 1.83

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by nyprospect, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. nyprospect macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    Let me try this again.Would purchasing an imac (white) 17 inch c2d 1.83 be a mistake?I have a mac mini c2d with the same specs of the imac.Upgrading the mac mini is a pain.If you still cant understand forgive me im American.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Sorry mate, I don't quite know what you're asking. :eek:
  3. nyprospect thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    Sucks when no one knows what your talking about lol.Nevermind i will keep my mini.
  4. daveseibert macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    I think I know what you're saying.

    The imac will be a bit better than the mini, but not by a huge amount, probably. You will get a benefit because (I think) the graphics card in the imac is not integrated with the main memory. So, that's great for gaming and heavy editing, etc, but for usual tasks I don't know if you'd notice the difference.

    But...I think all of the c2ds aside form the mini have wireless-n, which is AWESOME. I got lucky and it came on my macbook without me knowing, so I bought the AEBS and never looked back. So damn fast. For wireless...

    Also, seeing as how you presumably have a dvi monitor for the mini, you can double your screen real estate. That, for me, would be the most compelling point.

    But, don't think that upgrading the imac will be easier than the mac mini. If you mean changing the ram, then who cares? How often do you do that, even if it is difficult? If you mean anything else, i.e. hard drive, processor, video card, whatever, you can't. Not without voiding the warranty, of course, and certainly not without knowing exactly what you're doing. If you want to drop in upgrades, your only option is the mac pro. But...not exactly the same price range.

    Hope that helped, i just ordered an imac myself.
  5. je1ani macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007

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