Just set up my new Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by txnoob, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    And it's like a breath of fresh air. I don't even have the 4GB of RAM installed yet but this thing is pretty zippy. I'm impressed. I certainly need a bigger screen though. This CRT just isn't going to do. Just wanted to tell someone, since my wife is less than enthused! :D
     
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  3. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    congrats! welcome to the family!

    definitely try hooking it up and using with your TV with family over. use front row and load a slideshow! it's amazing how many people love Apple just because of this feature!!

    also... this forum might be better posted on the community discussions board
     
  4. Richard8655 macrumors 6502

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    I know how you feel. I just went from a 7 year old iMac G4 700mhz to a 2.26ghz 4gb RAM 320hd Mac Mini. Paired with a 23" display and I feel like I've left the 19th century and entered the 21st. This thing is zippy!

    A good LCD is a must. There are a bunch of excellent 1920x1080 displays just now appearing for under $200. This is also what I like about the Mini...you can choose your own monitor.
     
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  6. txnoob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    She could care less as long as the internet worked, and doesn't understand the "need"

    HDMI cable is coming soon.

    Yep, found a few on newegg.com for 170-180ish

    Probably tomorrow, since I can't find USB cable for camera. And right now, that would involve getting back on my PC. And that just doesn't feel right. :D
     
  7. Richard8655 macrumors 6502

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    Newegg's one of the best places to find LCD deals. Can you share which monitor?
     
  8. stevo8 macrumors 6502

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    Congrats man. As for the "need" just tell her "cause I'm a Mac".
     
  9. MH01 macrumors G4

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    What CPU did you get, and how much ram is in it?

    I got a 2.26 with 1GB and I find it kinda sluggish.

    Opening it tonight to put in 4GB and 7200rpm HD then going to put together some benchmarks
     
  10. rrijkers macrumors 6502

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    I second that. We. Demand. Pics. :D
     
  11. txnoob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's 2.0Ghz, but then again I'm coming from a 1.25Ghz G4 Running Leopard. So Anything is faster. :)
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Congrats OP.

    Sounds cheesy. :p
     
  13. txnoob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    One of the 3 in the top of this thread.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=670677

    But I'm all about Cheese so that might just work! LOL:D
     
  14. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    Strange. I just got a 2.0ghz Mini in, and I find it to be more or less comparable to my 1.25ghz iMac G4. Sure, the G4 couldn't really handle HD video with any amount of fluidity, and even flash would slow it down. But just navigating around OSX, launching applications, I could swear the G4 was faster. Even the Genie effect and Expose are MUCH smoother on the G4. Just watching a youtube video uses up 50-60% CPU usage on the video (not HD version!). Pretty strange.
     
  15. txnoob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Odd indeed. Maybe I'm being overoptimistic. iWeb and iPhoto were way faster on my Mini. The only time I noticed it being sluggish was when I had Safari with 3 Tabs, Picasa, Software Update, and Adium going. But everyone's perception is different. In my eMac there would be beach balls....

    But if you're talking about basic movement within the OS (finder window, system preferences, ect.), probably not any faster.
     
  16. rrijkers macrumors 6502

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    I don't see the problem in CPU usage, that's probably the faulty flash architecture
     
  17. txnoob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here's the only proof I've got. Can't wait until the wireless set up gets here because I'm tired of all these cables. 5 USB ports get used up quickly with keyboard, mouse, Ext. HDD, camera, etc.
     

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  18. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    The keyboard does not have a port for the mouse? ;)
     
  19. txnoob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not this keyboard. :mad: It was just some spare I had.
     
  20. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like the perfect (excuse) need for a new keyboard!:p
     
  21. txnoob thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Trust me it's on it's way. Was supposed to be here Friday, but coming Monday! Grrr..... along with my ram and Firewire 800 External.
     
  22. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    LOL! Outstanding!! :D
     
  23. evillageprowler macrumors regular

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    I got a new Mini too

    OP - congrats. Check out my sig. I hooked up my Mini to my new Dell 2408WFP via mini-DVI-to-HDMI. My kbd is the new wired one from Apple w/o keypad. My mouse is a wireless Logitech with a nano usb adapter. Sweet!

    I plan to upgrade it soon to 500GB internal hdd, 4GB ram, 1TB TM and 3x1TB RAID5 for my iTunes library. The external hdd's will be the ones with the Mini form-factor.

    EVP
     
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