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

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    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

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    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
    etc.

    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

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

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    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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