Swap 2006 iMac for mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mntentman, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. mntentman macrumors regular

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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.
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. Vic 20 macrumors member

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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 ;)
     
  4. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    It should work - which connector is on the CD23? ADC or DVI-D?
     
  5. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    DVI on the newer (aluminium) 23in ACD.
     
  6. appleman108 macrumors member

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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
     
  7. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    The current Mac Minis come with a HDMI to DVI Adapter. I'm not sure why you would need anything else?
     
  8. appleman108 macrumors member

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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
     
  9. ADent macrumors 6502a

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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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