Mac Mini and Aperture

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by djscouserboy, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. djscouserboy macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2006
    Anyone got experience of using the Core Duo (1.66) Mac Mini with Aperture ?

    I know it's in the list of supported platforms on the Aperture page on but would be interested in some real world opinions !

    Thanks all.
  2. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    Well, on my 2GHz MacBook it's barely useable for any serious work. It all has to do with the GPU really. The Mac Mini certainly won't do better.
    You'll have better luck with Adobe Lightroom.
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    I'm using this exact machine and it's fine with Aperture. I boot from a MiniStack II with a 500 gb drive by firewire. Aperture renders my Canon 30D raw files in 2 to 3 seconds, and my 24" 2.13 gHz iMac C2D isn't all that much faster. If you're not doing digital photography for a living (i.e., dozens of images per day), the Mini will do just fine with Aperture. More on my setup here.
  4. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    I agree with Cave Man, it's acceptable for all but pros and insane hobbyists. But LR is still faster.
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    I should also note that upgrading from 1 gig to 2 gigs of RAM made a dramatic difference in Aperture's performance on my Mini.

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