Mac Mini 1.83GHz Intel GMA for XCode

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  1. strwrsfrk macrumors regular

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    I am considering picking up an older Mac Mini on eBay (MacMini2,1) with Intel GMA 950 graphics. I use a MBA primarily for coding, but I wanted a second machine at my remote location where taking my MBA is not always convenient (an oxymoron perhaps, but bear with me :)).

    This is purely a secondary machine for iPhone development. I will only handle light XCode work, since the really heavy-lifting will be on my MBA. No games, videos, etc.

    Does anyone have experience working with this machine for this purpose? I could bump the RAM if I had to, but am thinking the 1GB included might actually work. Any input?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. gnuguy macrumors newbie

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    You'll need to bump up the ram if you ever want to (have to) run lion. I'm guessing it wont be long before the iOS SDK stops supporting 10.6.
     
  3. Mac_Max macrumors 6502

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    It'll run fine. More memory is a good idea of course. Also an SSD or 7200 RPM drive will help make it feel snappier for general OS/Program usage.
     
  4. strwrsfrk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks

    Thanks, everyone, for your input. I'll probably end up holding off until I can find one of these bad boys for around $200. 4GB RAM is first on the upgrade list!
     
  5. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    The 2,1 can only address 3GB (wiki says 3GB, I thought it was 3.3 :confused:), the 3,1 however can address 8GB.
     

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