Mac mini or MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gturban, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. gturban macrumors newbie

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    What is the faster machine? A mac mini or a MacBook pro. I have previously noticed that laptops with same spec as a desktop will be slower. So I'm just wondering if a mac mini will be faster than a MacBook Pro?

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  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Mini isn't a real desktop as it uses laptop components so there should be no difference
     
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  4. gturban thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thanks for answers!
    Is there any difference in the cooling efficiency? The laptop I have now runs quite hot, but I have been told that SSHD are much better when it comes to heat, so will probably get that for the new machine.
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  5. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    I don't know about the Macbook Pro, but my Mac Mini is silent and cool. Do you mean Solid State Drives? Yes, they do generate less heat because there is no spinning parts.
     
  6. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a

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    hows the mac mini with flash, video, and photoshop (if you use it)
    i guess im comparing it with my whitebook and how the fans always go on
     
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    I don't use Photoshop, but when I play flash/videos, my Mac Mini is dead silent. The fans don't get loud at all.
     
  8. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    Mini has desktop cooling with laptop parts. It should never get "hot".
     
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    Isn't one difference that the Mini has only an integrated graphics card, while the MBP has a dedicated one?
     
  12. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    mac mini is better
    i bought a laptop and it gets hot and its just not as durable as a desktop
    fans will kick in after watching 10 min of flash video(or anything flash probably),

    Only buy laptop if you move around a lot, in college, work, coffee shops and more. If you mainly work from your desktop then no use, specially now that the iPad will be out for browsing is good so mac mini+ipad= $1100 that is about just $100 more than the cheapest apple laptop.
     

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