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I'm planning to buy a Mac Mini with a minimum of 2GB RAM. Its main usage will be for internet and word-processing but I also want to be able to use MacSpeech Dictate. If I have extra cash would I be better moving up to 4GB RAM (since I don't want to fiddle around inside a Mac Mini) or move up from a 2.0GHz processor to a 2.26GHz?
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I'm planning to buy a Mac Mini with a minimum of 2GB RAM. Its main usage will be for internet and word-processing but I also want to be able to use MacSpeech Dictate. If I have extra cash would I be better moving up to 4GB RAM (since I don't want to fiddle around inside a Mac Mini) or move up from a 2.0GHz processor to a 2.26GHz?
IMHO...If all you're going to be doing is word processing & internet with this Mac Mini...you really don't need any upgrades...just save your money.

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I'm planning to buy a Mac Mini with a minimum of 2GB RAM. Its main usage will be for internet and word-processing but I also want to be able to use MacSpeech Dictate. If I have extra cash would I be better moving up to 4GB RAM (since I don't want to fiddle around inside a Mac Mini) or move up from a 2.0GHz processor to a 2.26GHz?
The 2.0GHz and 2 GB will be fine for you, I think.

I run a 2.2GHz 2 GB MBP and have been fine.

Editing video, editing audio, editing pictures, all while running multiple programs. What I'm saying is, unless you are editing HD video and I mean 1920x1280 you will have a nice clean fast running computer.

Tell you what you should do.

Find the closest Apple store and go in and install MacSpeech Dictate and see how well it runs on it.

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Thanks for your feedback. Maybe I'm save the money or use it to buy MacSpeech Dicate. Unfortunately, my nearest Apple store is about a 7 hour drive away. That's the problem with living near John O'Groats!!
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The specs of 2Ghz and 2GB are going to be enough for what you want to do. I upgraded my 1.83Ghz from 1GB to 3GB of memory and that made a big difference..

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