Price Advice New Mac mini or 2009 iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by timboellis, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. timboellis macrumors newbie

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    Just looking to get back into macs last one i had was a mac mini just as the intel ones came out.

    SO been looking at the mac mini i5 or a 2nd hand core2duo 2.8 /3.0

    Is there much in these from a spec point of view?

    All i am planning to do is general usage / graphics work as in logos vector work / no video encoding ?

    Would the imac last as long as the mac mini?
     
  2. rapicell macrumors regular

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    I'd get the mac mini because spec wise it's going to be better. Get a nice screen, keyboard, mouse, and you're good to go. Plus it'd be easier to upgrade the HDD to and SSD compared to the iMac where you need to remove the screen.
     
  3. jmiddel macrumors member

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    Why buy a 4 year old model when you can have a new machine? The mini pairs well with high def 27" monitors, as good as the iMac for less!
     
  4. timboellis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THanks for the feedback I just bought a new Mac Mini 2.5ghz, thinking about a AOC i2769Vm 27" if anyone knows of this monitor?
     

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