Mac Mini 2,1 or MacBook Pro 1,1

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DaveLeeHaggis, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. DaveLeeHaggis macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I was wondering whether to buy a Macbook Pro 1,1 for £250 or MacMini 2,1 for £200 and upgrade.

    I am new to Mac and this will be my first Mac that I will buy, so I don't know which to buy and the MacBook Pro is the most expensive I can currently afford.

    Many Thanks
    DaveLeeHaggis
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You'll get a slightly longer life out of the Mini. Along with Lion and 3.3GB of ram.
     
  3. DaveLeeHaggis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent, then I shall purchase the Mac Mini, although how would I go about putting 3.3GB of RAM in it? Would I just put 4 in?

    Many Thanks
    Aidan
     
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  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    But then again, you can take the MacBook Pro to the park.
     
  6. DaveLeeHaggis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I live in London. Between muggers and rain, I don't think I could anyway.

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    I think I will get the Mac Mini, and upgrade the RAM to 4GB. Just out of interest, I am wondering if the programs I use regularly on my PC will run on the mac.

    I currently have a;

    Pentium D 3.4 GhZ (Dual Core)
    1.5 GB Ram
    32bit Windows 7

    Would the programs I use most (MS Office, Adobe CS6 and Google Chrome) run well on the mac with

    Core2Duo 1.83 GHz (Dual Core)
    4GB RAM
    (Would it work best to have Snow Leopard or Lion?)
     
  7. eric/ Guest

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    Probably best to have Snow Leopard. I think those programs will run fine. CS6 could have some hang ups though.
     
  8. DaveLeeHaggis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is that because of the processor because it runs flawlessly (I use the term loosely) on my Pentium D machine
     
  9. eric/ Guest

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    Just from what I've seen people have been having issues with stuff newer than that. It's totally anecdotal, so perhaps you could ask in the Mac Mini forum for specifics.
     

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