New Mac Mini: 1 GB vs. 2 GB

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by blairh, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. blairh macrumors 68030

    blairh

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    How does the current base model mac mini run 1 GB handle running lite applications simultaneously? (word, web, itunes, iphoto). I'd really like to avoid paying an additional $200 for an extra 1 GB if I don't really need it. (And no, I personally would never manually upgrade the RAM myself or ask someone to do so).

    The most intensive thing I'd be doing all at once would be running 4 or 5 tabs in firefox, having iphoto open, itunes playing music, and a word document open). Am I looking at a future of many spinning beach balls or smooth sailing?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Buy it from Online Store and add 2 or 4GBs for the base model. it's extra 45€ (2GB) or 135€ (4GB). 1GB is quite small amount of RAM nowadays. If you want avoid spinning beach balls and want it to be future proving, add extra 1 or 3GB to it
     
  3. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

    blairh

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    I'm an idiot. I didn't realize I could just add the additional RAM via the online store for $50. Thanks so much. Problem solved.
     
  4. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    1GB is too small even for basic computing with modern software.
     

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