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mini - mini good? will the 450$ for for the iMac be worth it?


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I'm looking into getting a Mac this summer (in about a month) The budget isn't really a problem because I've saved up part timer job money for almost a year now. The mac mini, with kb/m iwork and a moniter (non-apple one) came to 950$CND. The low end imac comes to about 1,400$CND. The big screen is nice but is it really worth 450$ extra.

The mini has a 120GB HDD the imac is 250GB. I know the imac is a lot more but I don't tend to use a ton of space anyway.

What do you guys think?

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Well, for that extra $450 you also get a dedicated graphics card, more RAM, a built in iSight, a nice LCD monitor and a few other goodies. It really comes down to whether the extra features are worth it to you or not.

What do you plan on using your Mac for?
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This is a tough question because a lot of people probably ask themselves this question when shopping for a new Mac desktop. I know I did, especially thinking budget-wise. It all comes down to what you'll be using the computer for and how important the extra features are to you.
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I'm intrested in garage band and maybe I'll mess witth iphoto of imovie. also i'll be using iwok and basic internet browsing....possiblely flash

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As in viewing flash?

You should be fine with the Mac Mini. The other programs don't really need an awesome video card.

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as in creating flash content like short animations, or maybe toon boom express instead

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