Swap 2006 iMac for mini?

mntentman

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Jan 15, 2007
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I am looking to upgrade my 2006 2.16 iMac (3 GB RAM) but I am not a fan of glossy screens. I have a 23-inch Apple Cinema Display, matte, available to me. About the heaviest lifting I do is Photoshop, CS4. I would love to use the Cinema Display with a new Mac mini (probably server version) instead of springing for a new iMac. Can anybody argue whether that is good idea or a bad one? Thanks.
 

FourCandles

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Feb 10, 2009
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That's pretty much the choice I had, even down to the 23in ACD, and I went with the Mini (the previous model 2.53HGz/4GB; not the server version). It runs Photoshop CS5 just fine, so CS4 will be fine too I'm sure.

Just make sure you get 4GB of RAM.
 

Vic 20

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Jul 4, 2010
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I've just picked a new mini and I've got to admit it suits me perfectly.
I'm using it for CAD and CS2.

The machine is soooo quiet.

I would love to see more upgrade options available, but I'm very happy with my purchase.

An Apple display is on my wish list ;)
 

appleman108

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Jul 26, 2010
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I was told at the mac store that apple dosen’t make a DVI apater anymore to connect to my 23” apple HD display (it’s the older all aluminum one - not the new one with the black boarder)

The guy at store did find me a used Apple DVI to ADC Apdater Display Power Cable A1006 on eBay but it’s got a honkin big power supply box and I was told I’d then have to buy another adapter to connect to it if I wanted to connect it to the new mini

I’m trying to get less cables not more.

I guess after 4 years perfectly good technology is just not supported anymore by apple
They want you to buy brand new
 

appleman108

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Jul 26, 2010
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yeah, the guy at the mac store screwed up
the adapter that comes with the mini is all i need.

thx
 

ADent

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Sep 9, 2007
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There are only 2 23" ACDs. The acryilic w/ADC and aluminum with DVI.

There are earlier 22's and later 24's.
 
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