Which one?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Macs4u, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Macs4u macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    About to buy a mac and have a bit of a dilemma.

    My options are :

    1: Second Hand 20" iMac (not the newest but the penryn one before
    2: Brand New Mac Mini with a generic screen
    3: Brand New 13" white Macbook

    Will there be a major speed increase by having the imac?

    Matt
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #2
    It would be helpful to know what you will be using your Mac for...

    Is portability an issue? Then the MacBook
    Do you already have a nice monitor? Maybe the Mac Mini

    What applications do you use?
    What price differences are you looking at?

    Are you a student? Graphic designer?
    What will you be doing with your Mac

    More info please

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

    speakerwizard

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    #3
    it will depend on what you do a lot, remember the imac has a full sized hard drive so will boot and load things and files faster, so probably better if you work with large files a lot, where as the others will have faster processors (depending on the models which you havnt listed) so calculations / rendering / encoding may be faster on them.
     
  4. Macs4u thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Hi,

    Sorry should have been more specific.

    I will be using it for general internet surfing, email, office, burning discs and will be doing photography with photoshop cs3 and lightroom 2.0

    I wont be doing heavy photography but not overlight either.

    Matt
     

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