Is a 2.26 mini with a 7200 hdd close to comparable to a 2.53 2008 UMBP in speed?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Whackintosh, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    I realize the L2 cache is half the size and the CPU is a bit slower, but if each machine had 4 gigs of ram, would they be more or less comparable in performance (aside from the GPU)?

    Also, how does the Mini fare with Vista in BootCamp / Parallels?
  2. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    I know it is not specific to your question - but I have a 2.0ghz w/ 4gb of ram and 500gb HD and it has tackled everything I've thrown at it - no problem.

    CS3 Creative Suite
    Parallels w/ Vista, XP and Windows 7
    Dual Monitors

    I also have a MBP as you can see in my signature - I feel like I get the beach ball more on that, than I do my Mini - go figure. :rolleyes:
  3. ag55 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    if you swapped that hdd with an ssd it would probably win
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    No significant difference. MBP has only faster CPU so if you're doing something that needs a lot from CPU, MBP will be faster but not much

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