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    Mac Mini good for graphic editing?
    I'm looking into my first mac (the mini) and was wondering how well it would hold up if used specifically for graphic editing (apps like photoshop, illustrator, flash, etc.). I want to be able to browse the internet while running photoshop, illustrator, and itunes without lag and wasn't sure if the Mini was what i needed.

    i was looking at the 1.4ghz with 1 gig of RAM.

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    That could work, as long as the graphics stuff you intend to do isn't all that complicated. However, as soon as you start doing some of the more advanced effects and 3D rendering in Illustrator, that mini will feel quite slow. For graphics, if you can afford better, get something better, but if not the mini should be ok. I would go with 1 GB ram too for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubberbullet
    I'm looking into my first mac (the mini) and was wondering how well it would hold up if used specifically for graphic editing (apps like photoshop, illustrator, flash, etc.). I want to be able to browse the internet while running photoshop, illustrator, and itunes without lag and wasn't sure if the Mini was what i needed.

    i was looking at the 1.4ghz with 1 gig of RAM.
    You certainly won't find anything better at a similar price!

    What I would suggest is that you also budget for a large external firewire drive if you also want to do any video editing though.

    Amen-Moses

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    it is cheaper to buy an internal drive and get an external case, but yeah, some sort of additional drive is a pretty good idea if you do any video editing at all

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    I use my 1.2Ghz G4 iBook with 768MB of RAM for the same kind of stuff, having iPhoto, a few Safari windows, a few Photoshop documents and playing music at the same time does slow it down but its definatly tollerable.

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    Just the responses i was looking for - thanks a lot guys!

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    Same here - if you can live with slowdowns then you should be fine.
    If you're the type of user who needs to have everything running at full speed with no noticeable lag - then the mac mini's not for you.

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