1.83GHz vs. 2.0GHz Mini

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  1. Laserbeak

    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    Are there any earth-shattering performance differences between the two that justifies the $200 price difference? I don't need DVD burning capabilities, and I plan on swapping out the default hard drive with something else.
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

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    are they both core 2 duos?

    the $200 difference also gets a 40 gigs extra hd and dvd burner
     
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  3. Laserbeak

    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    Eh, HD space isn't a big deal for me. My OS, apps, music, videos, and personal data only consume a total of 56GB. I've burned DVDs maybe once or twice since I've gotten larger SD cards and USB flash drives to use for offline storage.

    EDIT: Yeah, both are Core 2 Duos.
     
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    meh my macbook is 1.83ghz.... works fine for everything. id personally say save the money and use it towards stuff you need more.
     
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    could always buy an external hard drive and an external dvd burner. it would be under $200
     
  6. Laserbeak

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    Ah, I see the 2.0 comes with a 4MB CPU cache. The 1.83 comes with just a 2MB cache.

    Now I just need to come up with some extra cash for some upgrades I'm going to do to it out of the box. :eek3:
     
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    :eek3: yeah, that $200 is starting to make more sense now. i think it would be worth it.
    to save some cash, keep an eye on the refurb macs...usually you can find a pretty good deal...or use a student discount
     
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    I have a 2.0 Mini and it's quick... but if you don't need the Superdrive or the extra 40 gigs it's probably not worthwhile compared to where else you could spend the extra money. You definitely want to upgrade the memory to 2GB anyway and that's another $100. And the CPU is easy enough to upgrade far down the road (to something faster than a 2.0, even)
     
  9. lowfat

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    you could also go buy 2GB of ram for $25-$30 from other stores besides apple.
     
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    can the 1.83 mini play 8-10gb 1080p mkv files without a problem?
     
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    yes, the only thing I notice that is choppy is Time Machine's visuals, and Expose when I have 5+ windows open. Only because the GMA950 is a POS. But for videos and shit, I havent had a single problem with my 1.83MHz Mini with 1GB ram.
     

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