Mac Mini Server

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by iJawn108, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    I will be replacing my orginal MacBook 2 GHz Intel Core Duo with 2GB of ram...

    Will this be a big upgrade as fast as speed? and over all quickness?

    RIP Steve :apple:
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    Yes it is a big upgrade.

    Much faster CPU, faster graphics, faster HDDs (and two of them), more RAM. It's better in pretty much every way except it's not as portable.
  3. iJawn108 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    Thats just it I don't think I need a mobile computer anymore. I have my iPhone and that does the job while I'm not at home. Plus I have a little one on the way and i figure the server model will give me plenty of storage space for videos and pictures:)

    Anyone with a server mini have any gripes about it?
  4. MJL macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    I've read that there are some issues with the Intel HD3000 GPU (23.97 frames and every now and then dropping a frame).
  5. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
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    No gripes specific to the Mac Mini server. I've had mine for a week and I'm impressed enough with the performance that I'll be selling my 1,1 Mac Pro 2.66 Quad Core.
  6. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    You can get the mid level Mac Mini with a SSD / 750 GB drive combo option and upgrade it to the server OS. You will get better frame rates. The Server is a quad that could be better for some tasks over the faster dual core on the mid model.
  7. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2011
    Harrisburg, PA
    I have the Mini server and it is awesome.

    If you're a gamer you might consider the dual core model with discrete GPU, if not, the server gives you a lot more for your money.
  8. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    Lol? I mean, even if you don't know much about processors ... You're comparing a 2011 computer to a 2006 computer.

    Come on son.

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