What are the downsides to Mac Mini vs iMac?

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    Other than the Mac Mini doesn't come with a nice monitor.

    If you have a monitor and keyboard and mouse why get the iMac?
     
  2. TheWeasel

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    Slower processo, smaller hard drive has slower access speed and less capacity, less powerful video card, less peripheral connections, less max RAM, and more.

    Goto Apple's website and compare the specs yourself.
     
  3. tenplanescrashing

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    the iMac is a better performer, the mac mini is a better Windows convert machine.
     
  4. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    unless you do heavy computing, my 1.8 core duo 2gb is more than enough for home tasks. it was completely worthless with the 512mb it came with, but thats not an issue anymore. i also frequently use the adobe suite apps.

    my next machine is likely to be an imac though.

    Thats assuming i dont move back to windows though :o
     
  5. tenplanescrashing

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    That's just stupid.
     
  6. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    with a mac mini, you always have the option of upgrading the display :dunno:

    i want one, but my macbook and my hackintosh are just fine for now
     

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