Mac Mini CoreDuo Questions

WannaGoMac

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Ok, i was very disappointed with the Mac Mini refresh. New units are just too expensive for what they are. Heck the refurbished are as well.

Anyway, I am considering the refurb Core Duo Mini.

Few questions:

1) Will Intel GMA 950 handle hi-def XVID decoding?

2) Does upgrading the ram to 2gb myself void the warranty?

3) Will running MS Windows in VMWare work well on this model Mini?

Thanks!
 

Eidorian

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Video decoding is processor bound and the Core Duo handles 1080p video well.

I believe that upgrading the RAM will only void your warranty if you break something. I've replaced the RAM on about a dozen Mac minis without any issues.
 

WannaGoMac

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Video decoding is processor bound and the Core Duo handles 1080p video well.

I believe that upgrading the RAM will only void your warranty if you break something. I've replaced the RAM on about a dozen Mac minis without any issues.
Thanks.

what about the use of VMWare Windows to run office 2007 etc?