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  1. #1

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    Oct 02, 2008
    Old eMac to mac mini?
    My dad has a small home business regarding video production. He makes tv adds and has a local tv show. Hes been using an eMac hes had since it came out its a 1ghz version with 1gb ram. Needles to say I wana get him something better. How much of an upgrade would a mini with the Intel Core 2 Duo and 2gb Ram be? My total list is:
    1. 1.83ghz 2gb mini
    2. External Samsung DVD burner
    3. 500GB external drive
    4. 22" Hans G LCD
    5. Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

    Total with cables is $1300 shipped. Is it worth the upgrade? He can barely burn discs and rendering takes ages...

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    Alexis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    For that money, I'd get the low end 20" iMac.

    Sure, the hard drive is smaller and it's not wireless, but the hard drive is faster and it has a better processor.

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    justin_clark93's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 28, 2008
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo 1.83 ghz
    get the iMac
    i would highly recommend getting the iMac for that much money. It would be less, for a faster processor, and you would get a screen to boot! thanks

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    xj6jaguar1985's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 06, 2008
    In a van down the river.
    933 Mhz Powermac Quicksilver,1.5GB RAM, OSX 10.5, Tangerine 300MHz Clamshell, OS 9.2
    Apple is running a sale for iMacs. You can get a refurbished one for $999.
    Yes my name is Jaguar.
    No, it is not a joke.
    I don't find your "I'm a cheetah." joke funny.

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    Microshaft's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 07, 2008
    Cheshire, UK
    Powermac G4 MDD 1.25GHz 1.5GB 3x80GB (2 In RAID) 10.5.5
    AFAIK the main thing you'll loose by going for the iMac is the ability to choose what screen size you'd like, which if he's doing a lot of video editing is important. Bigger the better usually.
    Proud Apple User Since 1992
    G4 MMD 1.25GHz
    G3 iMac 350Mhz
    4GB iPod Mini

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    buenosayres's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 03, 2008
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    2.1 Ghz iMac G5 2gb 250hd superdrive / 1.25 Ghz eMac G4/ Powerbook G4 1,25 15' 120 hd 2gb ram
    Go with the iMac, no questions about it

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