Mini 2011 - real world stats vs '07 MB (for photographers)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by eoren1, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. eoren1 macrumors 6502

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    Aug 17, 2007
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    Just got my 2011 Mini 2.5 i5 and decided to run some real world comparisons with the machine it is replacing - 2007 Macbook 3,1 (2.2 GHz Core 2 duo). Both have 4 gigs RAM.

    Startup to login - even at 44 sec
    Login til all icons loaded - mini 4 sec; mb 45 sec
    Open Lightroom - mini 13 sec, mb 45 sec
    Import 38 RAW photos:
    - copy: mini 1:05; mb 1:46
    - render previews: mini :37, mb :55
    Zoom to 100%: mini 3.4sec; mb 6.5 sec

    Looks like a good decision for me. Now planning to move up to 8 gigs RAM and a 120 gig SSD to really get this thing moving!
     
  2. victoryroad macrumors newbie

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    Jul 20, 2011
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    Wow! I too am upgrading from the 2007 macbook to the new mini and also thinking about upping to 8 gigs of ram.

    Glad it worked out, but while it's nice to see it's better - it's not surprising :p
     

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