What are the chances a new Mac Min outperforms my MBP?

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  1. Gunga Din macrumors 6502

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    I got the 2.4 MBP base model 4gb ram. Anyone believe they would make a mini more powerful than what I have?

    thinking if they do, mb i'll pick one up and perform more video intensive duties on it. I don't think they will.
     
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    A $600 desktop outperforming a $2000 notebook? Doubtful.
     
  3. dcmike macrumors member

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    Why are you worried that such a thing would happen?
     
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Nah, don't think so. I think the most a mini will get in terms of graphics is a 9400m, and a way slower (probably atom) processor.
     
  5. Gunga Din thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Was just thinking if it be worth getting as a backup. If its not very powerful then I wont bother. If its got a decent upgrade, I wouldnt mind using it as a 2nd computer in the house.
     
  6. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Not a chance in hell of that happening.

    If you want to know what the mini will have, all you need to do is look to the macbook.

    2.0ghz C2D, maybe 2.4ghz on the "top" model.
    2gb DDR2 ram, maybe DDR3.
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics.

    The more expensive mini might come close to the low-end 2.4ghz MBP in terms of raw CPU power, but the MBP will wipe the floor with it in graphical power.
     
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  8. gianpan macrumors member

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    why people actually believe the mini will get an Atom cpu???

    they probably want to upgrade it not downgrade it.... the core 2 duo out-performs the Atom...


    To the OP there is no such chance.
     
  9. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    No way, if anything the new mac mini will be a bit slower in specs (probably due to rumors of atom cpu) in the mac mini, if not on par with the current macbooks (not macbook pros).

    As for me, I'm waiting for the Gainstown Mac Pro! =D
     
  10. Gunga Din thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok sounds good. Then i'll put some money into other peripherals instead. Just wanted to get some feedback. Wasnt sure when the Mac Mini was first introduced if it was as powerful as early notebooks.

    It appears it wasnt and never will.
     
  11. sneezymarble macrumors 6502

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    Just to be clear, there are plenty of $600 desktops that outperform $2000 Apple notebooks.
     
  12. Gunga Din thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea we know, just not apple ones :)
     
  13. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Yea but they run winblows or windoze. :(
     
  14. Flying Dutchman macrumors regular

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    I'm listening
     

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