Would a Mac Mini be a good purchase for my purpose?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by nateo200, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. nateo200 macrumors 68030

    nateo200

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    I have my 2010 MBP running ALLOT, which is fine because it handle's my tasks pretty good. I've mentioned on here before allot probably that I do allot with video encoding, video editing, streaming, etc. and I feel like my Core 2 Duo is not enough sometimes. I would like to be able to leave something running at home to do things like big downloads and large scale video encodes without me having to leave my primary computer (MBP) at home. I have a 17" 4:3 ratio VGA monitor (with the adapter for minidisplay), a mouse and a keyboard. Would getting a Mac Mini be good? Will any of the slightly older models or even the newest models perform as well as my MacBook Pro at mulittasking while I let it to function alone? Thanks in advance! :) Not looking to spend more than 600-700 dollars.
     
  2. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    You should list the specs of the macbook pro "which sometimes isn't enough." The specs in your signature are incomplete.
     
  3. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

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    i think the base model with 8gb of third party ram would be a huge improvement. i5's are so much stronger than the c2d's.
     
  4. nateo200 thread starter macrumors 68030

    nateo200

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    In my original post I said my MacBook Pro has a core 2 duo and in my signature it should say my MBP is a 2010.
     
  5. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    I suspect the base, $599 Mini with an 8g ram upgrade would be more than enough. I find the screen sharing to be highly effective and I don't even run my Mini with a monitor at all. Just run screen sharing, hit the full screen button and you're just a gesture away from Nirvana.
     

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