Will the new Mac Mini be fine for me?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ee13lbp, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. ee13lbp macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I'm currently using a 2006 MacBook and will be leaving for varsity soon. I can't afford an air at the moment, but my MacBook is seriously struggling under my use, and long slowdowns especially while programming.

    I'll be using the mini for a large amount of programming, as well as some photo editing. I like the multitasking abilities of OSX and have been using pixelmator over photoshop for a while now, so even if the mini is underpowered compared to a similarity priced pc I was hoping to stick with OSX since I've been using it from what feels like the moment ive been born.

    Also, I'd like to do some gaming on the mini. HD4000 isn't great, but from what I can tell it should be fine for me. What I want to know is if the mini will get notisibly noisy while playing games, since I remember last years ones were pretty good in that aspect.

    Thanks
     
  2. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a

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    Cant comment on the noise when gaming as i haven't tried it, but during general operation its silent.

    Too look at it another way, any current Mac will be a massive improvement over what you are currently using. In CPU intensive tasks even the base model Mini will out perform the Macbook Air you mentioned wanting. Graphics are the same. Only real disadvantage could be a hard disc rather than SSD (but that can be changed quite easily)
     

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