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hi,
I want to buy a mac mini for a mac mini media center but I dont know what kind of mac mini I atleast need. I know someone who sells a mac mini.
Processor: G4 - 1420 MHz Memory: 1000 MB Harddisk: 80 GB.
Would this work? Or do I need more ram, dual core processor or something else?

(Btw Im upgrading the harddisk to 1TB & sorry about the bad english, im dutch)
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I wouldn't buy a G4 Mac Mini for a media center.

Buy an Intel Mac Mini - preferably a current generation with a nvidia 9400m chipset for graphics.

You can use Front Row, but I'd suggest something more flexible like using Plex which will play more media formats.

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I have a new Mini with Plex. Works great. In other words - I totally agree with Nethfel.
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I agree with Nethfel. Mainly because HD content likely won't play, or play well, on the G4 version of the mini. I like the idea of being able to play full 1080p content without hiccups.

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