Mac Mini and 24 inch display and other questions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jeme, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. jeme macrumors regular

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    OK - got a 13 inch MBP last week and I am digging this Mac thing. My question is will a mac mini have any trouble pushing a 24 inch display?

    Basically I will use the machine for email, photos, web surfing etc.

    Also will I notice any difference between the 2.0 and 2.26 processor? I am replacing a home built 2.4 Quad Core, 300GB Velociraptor and Nvidia 9800GT, I am going to part that machine out and sell the stuff on ebay.

    Finally - I am considering the 2.0GB as I can get in so cheap and then upgrade to 4GB ram and a 500GB 7200 RPM HD.

    One last question do you all think there will be any issues with putting a 7200 RPM drive in the mini? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    None at all. In fact, it'll drive two of them.

    Yes, there is a difference, but whether you notice a difference will depend on the task you do.

    Might as well save a few $$ and get the 500/5400 Scorpio Blue, if you're ok with WD drives.
     
  3. jeme thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK- thanks. I think I can get the seagate 500GB 7200 RPM for about $129. Is the WD that much cheaper?
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Yes, the WD is cheaper and several reviews suggest it performs better than the Seagate because of its superior platter density (2x250 gb vs. 3x167 gb). Personally, I don't buy WD drives because of bad experiences with their customer/technical services, so I have only Seagate and Samsung drives.
     
  5. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    I have a question as well. Is anyone running the mac mini and apple's 24" LED cinema display? The mini uses a different power connector, so do you just let the displays mag safe hang loose? Is this awkward? Is there a better solution for a mac mini display?
     
  6. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using my Dell 2408wfp monitor with my 1.83ghz Mac Mini C2D and it's working great. I just need to stop being lazy and calibrate the colors because they don't look right.
     

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