Mac Mini do I wait for the Intel version?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ade234uk, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. ade234uk macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2006
    I currently use Ubuntu Linux for a majority of my webwork. I use crossover office to run Dreamweaver and photoshop.

    I am thinking of getting Mac Mini due to its compact size, im sick of big boxes etc, but I keep hearing so many stories performance wise It is making me confused so was wondering if you could tell me:-

    1) What the performance of dreamweaver MX / or MX 2004 on a Mac Mini with 1GB of Ram is like?

    2) What the performance of adobe photoshop is like on a Mac Mini 1gb and if work needs doing at 300dpi

    3) What the performance of adobe indesign is like?

    3) I like to play some games but what is the performance of them like. Im talking about games like Sim City 3000 some of the older titles. But What is the performance like of some of the newer games like Sim City 4 , Doom 4?

    Should I also wait for the Intel version?
  2. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    i can't answer all of your questions, but if i were you i'd wait until the intel version, or at least see what they release. you can't really tell what they are going to do by all of these rumors
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Do you need it right now? If yes buy it otherwise wait.

    Gaming performance on the current Mini is not great. You are pretty much limited to low resolution and detail just to get a playable frame rate.
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Either way — Intel or not — the Mini wouldn't be an ideal machine for 300ppi press work in Photoshop.

    And InDesign 3 is pretty stuttery on my dual 1.42PM with 2gb of RAM so I would imagine that the Mini is not ideal for this either...

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