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Mac Specs: MBP 2.33 4GB: MacPro 8 Core 2.8, 16GB: MacMini 2.26 4GB: MacMin 2.53 4GB: iPhone3GS 32GB

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For my two cents:

I am in software development (Java, C/C++, Cocoa) and I do most if not all of my development on a MacBookPro circa late 2006, Core2Duo 2.33MHZ. I haven't found a situation, development wise, that I felt hampered by the performance of my machine.

I can run Eclipse (Java IDE), XCode, JBoss etc with no issues whatsoever. All of the choices you listed, as well as the mini, would make a good platform. Also, plenty of people on this and other forums seem to use the MBP for the 3D rendering tasks so I don't think that is an issue either though you may want to check the recommended specs for the applications for OSX.

In any case, it's a win/win/win/win situation :-)
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