Talk about your minis here! Raves, descriptions, stories, etc

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by iMpathetic, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Well? What do y'all have to say about your minis? Give a shout-out, explain what it does for you, tell us all about your setup, etc. I'm really interested in this topic now, because I just ordered my very first new Apple product ever! Which is a mini! Yay!
     
  2. bluecluee macrumors member

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    I'm so tempted to buy a new mini to replace my G4 one but I'm nervous it won't run CS3 as well as an iMac would...Any input?
     
  3. euanmackie macrumors member

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    i am also keen to know the answer, i cant see any reasons spec wise as long]as its full of ram etc,
     
  4. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    I would never run CS3 on a mini. NEVER.

    iMac would work considerably better.
     
  5. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Bah. It'll run fine, it did on my friggin' 1.33GHz G4 iBook! Go for it!

    keep on replyin'... i notice lotsa ppl here have minis...

    EDIT: Beaten thrice! But my opinion still stands...
     
  6. euanmackie macrumors member

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    has anyone tryed it?
     
  7. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    I have and CS3 works fine on my 1.83 mini.
     
  8. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Since when did the requirements get so high anyway?

    Oh BTW. I run Photoshop CS but Dreamweaver and Fireworks CS3 on my iBook, in case anyone cares.
     
  9. euanmackie macrumors member

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    thanks
     
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    You're welcome.


    Hey guys, just a thought, but if someone were to post a review-like thing about their mini, it'd be great.
     
  12. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I thought the new mini's came with 1 GB RAM standard?

    Anyway, I love my Core Duo Mac mini. 1.83 GHz, 80 GB HDD, 512 MB RAM, SuperDrive. (Exact same model as yours, I'm guessing you bought refurb) It fulfills all my needs, and then some. Great little media machine, and also gaming isn't as shabby as some say. (GMA 950 is wayyyyyy underrated.) I could definitely use some more RAM, but right now I can't afford it. :eek:
     
  13. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    I just picked up my CD Mac Mini yesterday and it's one amazing machine. It's quiet, efficient, tiny, and performs daily tasks well. I will be using it primarily as a media center device.

    :)
     
  14. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I actually am getting it new, it's just overstock. That's a comforting account, thank you! :D
     
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    Overstock? From where?
     
  16. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, I bought it from PowerMax... It was in the Special Deals section, not the new or refurb section. So, the answer to your question would be from PowerMax.


    BTW everyone, the have last gen 1.66GHz Core Duo minis brand new for $488. Just FYI.
     
  17. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502

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    Well my mini is about three years old. It only had about 500 or so songs on it.
    And the battery does not work any more.
    ;)
     
  18. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What is barley work? I had no idea minis liked grain! ;)
     
  19. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    What battery?
     
  20. Mark-Mac-Attack macrumors regular

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    He's joking... talking about an iPod mini
     
  21. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah. It wasn't even that great of a joke neway, MacBoy108.

    just kidding it made me laugh so hard I hacked up a lung.


    and...not tryin 2 b cranky here... but ON TOPIC PLEASE!!!!
     
  22. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    Before i got my iMac, I had a Core Duo Mac mini. The machine was great. It was the 1.66GHz Core Duo, 512MB RAM, 60GB HD, Combo Drive, Tiger 10.4.10. I had it hooked to a 19" Dell LCD and Microsoft keyboard and mouse. Understandably, it was slow since it had such a low amount of RAM. It ran Tiger very well with few hiccups, and it never crashed or had a kernel panic. If I didn't get my iMac, I would have kept my mini and upgraded the RAM. Overall, well worth the $$$.
     
  23. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Why? They both have an intel Core 2 Duo processor, both can have lots of RAM (up to 3GB of RAM for the Mac mini, 4GB for the iMac). Aside from the GPU and the 2.5" drive, there is no real difference between the iMac and the current Mac mini.

    So yes, the iMac would be better because of its 3.5" drive, any hard drive swapping will be faster. However not everyone is editing 300ppi posters, and even a 4GB iMac would be swapping a lot in those cases anyway.

    For what it's worth, my company (Cinnamon Peripherals) has always been run on a Mac mini (started on a G4/1.42, now on a Core 2 Duo/1.83). :D
     
  24. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    You're mistaken.
     
  25. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    The iMac can go much higher as far as the processor, and the GPU and drive play an important part in CS3. You can run CS3 on a mini (perhaps well), but I don't see the purpose in saving a few hundred on hardware when you're paying upwards of $1000 for software. Undeniably there would be a visible benefit in the iMac--or at least my argument rests on this assumption.

    Anyways, the iMac has fewer cords. I have mild OCD--that alone is worth $200 to me.
     

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