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mac mini 1.42Ghz VS dual 1Ghz


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I have to buy a used mac to replace my old 466Mhz...

MAC MINI
1.42GHz PowerPC G4
1GB DDR333 SDRAM
ATI Radeon 9200
32MB DDR video memory
80GB Ultra ATA hard drive
Combo drive (DVD/CD-RW)
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800$ CND


*Vs*

POWERMAC G4
DUAL 1GHz
1GB RAM
ATI 64 MB
80GB hard drive
Superdrive DVD-R
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1000$ CND


Wich one would you buy??? I do graphic design but I don't need a G5 so far.. i'm only doing small jobs at home.
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Im gonna have to say the Dual 1 if what programs you use are multithreaded. otherwise, the mac mini will be better.
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Im gonna have to say the Dual 1 if what programs you use are multithreaded. otherwise, the mac mini will be better.
Does Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign are multithreaded???
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Does Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign are multithreaded???
Yes...if you use them a lot, the Dual 1GHz is the way to go.
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Definitely the Dual 1GHz, much more RAM capacity and upgradeable graphics memory, larger hard disk storage.

I could go on but compared I would not have a Mac Mini for a Dual 1GHz Power Mac G4.

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The Dual 1Ghz you are considering is an MDD (Mirror Drive Door) model I take it? There was also a Dual 1Ghz that was the older Quicksilver model with slower FSB. If what you are getting is the MDD Dual 1Ghz and with the applications you mentioned, get the Dual. You can upgrade that machine to 2GB RAM and a lot better video card also. The Mini is limted on how much you can upgrade it.

Here is a pdf of the MDD.

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple...L22813A_EN.pdf

Here is the older Quicksilver

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple...L18299B_EN.pdf

Edit: From closely reading the specs, I feel the Dual g4 you are looking at is the MDD. If that is the case, go for it.
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I would go with the PowerMac. From the prices I have seen in the US, the PM would usually sell for considerably more than that mac mini.
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The Dual 1Ghz you are considering is an MDD (Mirror Drive Door) model I take it? There was also a Dual 1Ghz that was the older Quicksilver model with slower FSB. If what you are getting is the MDD Dual 1Ghz and with the applications you mentioned, get the Dual. You can upgrade that machine to 2GB RAM and a lot better video card also. The Mini is limted on how much you can upgrade it.

Here is a pdf of the MDD.

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple...L22813A_EN.pdf

Here is the older Quicksilver

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple...L18299B_EN.pdf

Edit: From closely reading the specs, I feel the Dual g4 you are looking at is the MDD. If that is the case, go for it.
Even if it's a Quicksilver I would go for it. It's upgradability in memory and harddisk space just makes it the better choice.
And allthough the mini has a faster FSB and faster CPU, it's slow internal harddisk and 1GB memory limit makes it the wrong choice for doing some serious designing with the Adobe suite.
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