Mini 2.53 vs. MBP 2.66 BIG Difference?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by fogelface, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. fogelface macrumors newbie

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    I have a Mini 2.53 I'm using as a HTPC and It's great. I also have a 17" MBP 2.66 which never leaves my desk. I do mostly photo editing. Anyone know if I'm gonna see much difference if I slim down to just the Mini? I'm thinking of selling the MBP for the cash.
    Also, I can run my dual Apple 23" Displays on the mini and cant on the MBP.

    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Well, the MBP has dedicated GPU, but RAM is more important in PS. Just get 4GB and you'll notice no difference
     
  3. mingoglia macrumors 6502

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    If you have the 17" you could get a video card for the Express slot and then run dual monitors. I haven't personally done that but I have had that idea kicking around in the back of my head.
     
  4. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, really the only difference is the dedicated GPU. If you want your Mac Mini to be faster, upgrade the hard drive to this http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Hitachi/Y0A72335/ or buy a SSD.
     

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