Mac Mini i5 / Java

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by md11, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. md11 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi
    I'm buying a actual Mac Mini to replace my G4 Mini.
    My question: I'll be using Java applications.
    Am I having a big advantage in selecting the better graphics (AMD Radeon HD 6630M) vs the cheaper one (Intel HD Graphics 3000).
    I don't see the processor speed as a factor.
    After buying I'll upgrade the mini to 8GB RAM.
    Any advice, thanks in advance.
    md11
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I also have a G4 mini and several Intel minis. You mention Java apps and I doubt they will be affected by the graphics you choose. I would think you could get away with the base model. BTW, make sure you upgrade your own RAM. Unlike the older minis, the current model only requires a few screws to upgrade RAM and HDD rather than the putty knives owners of older minis have to deal with.
     
  3. md11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks r0k for your reply and your tip.
    I was considering crucial or macdimms.com.
     

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