what would you take?

liquidforce

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 14, 2006
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I cannot decide:

20-inch iMac 2 GHz Intel Core Duo Z0CY1
1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512MB
500GB Serial ATA drive
ATI Radeon X1600 with 256MB SDRAM
SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)

or:

Mac mini 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo
Mac OS X (int'l English)
SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
100GB Serial ATA drive
Intel GMA950 with 64MB shared memory
1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512MB
23-inch flatscreen
 

Allotriophagy

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Sep 5, 2006
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Just a thought on the iMac's RAM - getting 1 x 1GB stick costs the same as 2 x 512MB. The iMac only has two RAM slots, so you would have to remove and sell/give away/reuse one of the 512MB sticks. Though I guess it depends on whether you really want "identical" matching RAM.
 

brandon6684

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Dec 30, 2002
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It all depends on what you need it for before I can make and informed judgement. But just speaking from experience, I've always liked the all in oneness of my iMacs, though my mini was small enough to not be a bother when I had it. I just don't like big towers though.
 

liquidforce

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 14, 2006
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I will use it as a replacement for my regular pc, will probably use the Bootcamp possibility (like I have it on my MacBookPro 15" as well) for certain application which I cannot use under OS-X (like my Garmin POI software) for the rest the regular surfing, Office applications, some music/movie playing etc etc, nothing big or fancy, therefor I have my MacBookPro currently :)
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
I would personally go for the iMac, but with your hardware, and particularly if you have / use game consoles, etc, the external screen might be good, since you can use it for the MBP and for any other devices you have....