Mac mini or iMac 21" base model?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Pixeltoy, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Pixeltoy macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Hi all.
    I still have my 2001 PMG4 and am looking to replace it. I have a 19" 1440x900 monitor already with VGA/digital inputs, keyboard, mouse, trackpad.
    Was wondering if anyone has real world experiences with either the Mac mini or iMac as main machine. Will be used for DTP using Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign v4 or 5). No video editing.
    I do play only 1 game, Warcraft III. If my G4 can handle it then surely an iMac or Mac mini can handle it?
  2. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    2.5GHz mini will do you fine. No need to dump existing screen etc. Spend the savings on your wife/gf/kid/mum.
  3. Motliest Crue macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    New England
    The Mini will handle it fine. I just picked up the 799.99 Mini and play SC2 on high with 40 FPS
  4. Pixeltoy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Excellent to hear. Many thanks for your responses. Will I experience overheating?
  5. Pixeltoy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Update. Bought Mac mini for $809 (Au$) and a MBAir 11" for $1200.
    Loving it.
    Thanks for feedback.
  6. Sam235 macrumors member


    May 29, 2011
    gratz on ur mac mini, i am thinking of getting one to replace my gaming desktop, since i rarely play games anymore

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