Mac Mini

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

  1. Prissy macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2009
    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


    Jun 10, 2010
    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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