Mac Mini Questions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Pecans, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Pecans macrumors member

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    Hey there guys!
    I was thinking of buying the base 2011 Mac Mini. But I have some questions.

    Gaming on Bootcamp

    Will the Mac Mini be able to play these games with playable fps? I don't care if I have to have the settings cranked down as long as I can get playable fps.

    -Left 4 Dead 2
    -Borderlands
    -Battlefield 3

    I know the mid tier mini is better for gaming but I have a fairly small budget.

    Also, When do you think the Mini will be updated? The Sept 12 event, October or later possibly?

    Finally, How much faster is the Radeon 6630m compared to the Integrated graphics.

    Last question, Is an SSD worth the cost? I would use it as a boot drive and to store some of my apps on it. Also, then I could use a the old internal as an external if i got an enclosure.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes, as long as the settings are reduced.

    Check the Buyer's Guide for an estimate.

    Probably not in your case.
     
  3. Confuzzzed macrumors 68000

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    Nobody knows. It would appear that Apple don't update the mini as frequently as other products primarily (in my mind) because it's a low margin line. That been said, with no screen lamination reasons to contend with there really is no reason for not updating the machine. But, Apple is Apple they do what they do! If they are to update the mini, I expect them to do it when they update the iMac (again no reason why but they probably don't want to have too many events) and the clever money on that seems to be late Sept / early Oct.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=15380007#post15380007


    On the 2011 mini, the difference is HUGE particularly if you want to game
     

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