Mac Mini for group Skype calls?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by lazerbrains, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. lazerbrains macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2011
    I am looking into setting up a Mac Mini in our conference room to mainly use for group Skype calls, but am unsure if I should spring for the better graphics card, or will the Intel embedded graphics be fine. I am not sure how much Skype relies on a graphics card.

    I would prefer to spend less, but if it is going to make it harder for me to do group video conference calls, then I will get the better one. ANyoe have any experience with this?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It's going to depend a lot more on your network connection, and the network connection of those you are conferencing with.
  3. lazerbrains thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2011
    So do you think the Intel GPU will be sufficient. We have 20Mbps download speed, so our end should be sufficient. I understand that other participants speed will matter, but will the GPU make nay difference at all.
  4. lickitysplit macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2010
    I would imagine so because I'm able to play blurays at 1080p on a TV with no issues. Are you going to have multiple displays plugged in?
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    You realize that download is only half the battle tho right? Most ISP's give you a ton of Download bandwidth but very little upload. For example, I get 20mbps down but less than 1mbps up.... For video conferencing you really need both.
  6. lazerbrains thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2011
    No, we will be plugged into one display, but there will be multiple Skype videos going on at once. As we will be using Skype premium, and Group Skype calls.

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