Mac Mini vs 2010 MBP

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by guywithaproblem, May 27, 2011.

  1. guywithaproblem macrumors newbie

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    Which one of these is better? and what are the differences between these two macs?
     
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Assuming that you're talking about the 13" 2010 MBP, they're both essentially the same system inside. Same CPU, same GPU, same everything.

    Differences? Well, one's a desktop and one's a laptop. The mini has double the USB ports (4) as well as an HDMI port. Other than the obvious things that come with a laptop vs. a desktop, they're pretty much the same. Like I said, computationally, they're identical.
     
  3. guywithaproblem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but will the mac mini be better overall or will the macbook be better overall?
     
  4. D4F Guest

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    Do you need portability? Do you watch movies? Do you have external monitor?

    What you need it for is the question you should ask yourself.

    I got my mini hooked up to a 21" screen and love it. Don't need portability and I hate glossy screens.
     
  5. guywithaproblem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have the apple 27 ciema display and have a macbook pro 15 inch at home. But you could still say the mac mini is portable because its small and i can (with the right cables) connect it to any monitor and hdmi tv
     
  6. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Want a laptop? Get the MacBook Pro.

    Want a desktop? Get the Mac mini.
     
  7. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    I really don't understand these lines of questions. How would other people know if a desktop or a laptop is better for you? and you're really asking what the differences are between the two? really?
     

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