Need advice - iMac or Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by d88co88, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. d88co88 macrumors 6502

    d88co88

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    I'm having trouble deciding what my next computer will be. I am trying to decide between these:

    1. Refurb iMac
    2. Refurb Mac Mini
    3. Base 21.5" mid 2011 iMac for $800

    I will be using the entire Adobe suite, a bit of FCPX, and I want to be able to do some gaming. I know the Mac Mini doesn't have a discrete graphics card, but I don't know how much that would play into what I'm doing. Which would suffice for my needs? I'm using a base mid 2010 MacBook Pro that currently does all of this, it's just time for an upgrade. Any suggestions? :confused:
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    Either way if you're going with a Mac mini you definitely should wait for the Haswell updates. The Intel Iris integrated graphics is much improved over the previous generation.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    iMac if you want to do some gaming. Unless by gaming you mean solitaire.
     
  4. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

    d88co88

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    But that wouldn't affect the refurbs other than prices probably.


    A little more than solitaire ;) Probably more of some steam/origin games.
     
  5. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

    d88co88

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    How would the Mac Mini's Intel graphics compare to my current laptop's NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB?
     

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