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mini - Old eMac to mac mini?


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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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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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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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Apple is running a sale for iMacs. You can get a refurbished one for $999.

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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.

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Go with the iMac, no questions about it
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