Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Prissy, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Prissy macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi I am looking to buy a smaller/smallest desktop for mid to serious gaming purpose. And some Photoshop usages. I know Apple products are not the best for gaming purposes but I "must" have a Mac at home. Here is the model I plan to get:

    2.5GHz : 500GB

    * 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    * 4GB memory
    * 500GB hard drive1
    * AMD Radeon HD 6630M
    * OS X Lion

    The game I play mostly is Starcraft 2. Do you guys think I can at least run on High setting w/o lag?
    How will this Mac mini do VS the $2199 Macbook pro base model?:

    15-inch: 2.4 GHz

    * 2.4GHz quad-core
    Intel Core i7
    * 4GB 1333MHz
    * 750GB 5400-rpm1
    * Intel HD Graphics 3000
    * AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 1GB GDDR5
     
  2. dylin macrumors 6502a

    dylin

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    Jun 10, 2010
    Location:
    California
    #2
    Depending on the resolution that you play at, you wont be getting good framerate with the mini unless you are running at a resolution of 1024 by 768 with medium settings. If you were going to get a Mac at this point, i would suggest getting an iMac since it comes with a dedicated quadcore, better discrete graphics, a monitor and keyboard and mouse.

    If you were contemplating on getting a desktop, for your needs, the iMac would probably be a better choice
     

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