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Old Mar 8th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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New 2.26GHz Mac mini vs. 2.4GHz 1st gen. Aluminum iMac

Hey guys,

I am thinking of selling my iMac (specs in sig) and replacing it with a Mac Mini. The reason being, when I bought the iMac I really wanted the mac Mini at the time, but there was just too much of a difference in spec. per price.

So, if I was able to sell my iMac and basically get a Mac mini w/ upgraded proc. and ram ( I would get it from Apple only because I dont want to open it up) which computer would be better all around.

Think about it:

2.4GHz vs. 2.26GHz

800MHz FSB vs. 1067MHz FSB

667MHZ RAM vs.1067MHz ram

2600 Radeon vs. nVidia 2400
both with 256MB Ram

In reality, it should be pretty close.

What do you guys think?

iMac 2.93GHz/12,288MB RAM/2TB/SD/Airport/Bluetooth/1GB 5750/27"

MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4Gb/128GB/320M/11"

Mac Mini 2.26Ghz/2048/500GB/9400M/SD/Airport/Blue Tooth/Snow Leopard on Acer 23" Screen

42" Samsung LCD 720P HDTV w/ 40GB Apple TV
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Old Mar 9th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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It should be semi-close. the HDD in the Mini will be 5400RPM vs. the 7200 RPM in the iMac. Also the graphics card in the iMac is discrete, vs. the integrated graphics card in the Mini (still worlds better than the GMA950 in the last gen mini).

I think the iMac will stll outperform the Mini, but unless you're tasking the system with gaming or rendering or other high end processor intensive stuff, you probably won't notice it much.

Plus, you can pair the mini with a nice panel, and get rid of the TN junk in the iMac 20" (just MHO).
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Old Mar 9th, 2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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Go to the First impressions early 2009 mac mini thread and check out Mac Docs postings. From what he says I don't think you have anything to worry about as far a switching goes. Why not ask Mac Doc what he thinks?
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