Mac Mini

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Found 6th Aug 2009
few questions regarding them.

1, do you have one / have used one if so:
- easy to use
- powerful enough
- would you recommend

Mainly want to use for Music tech , i.e using Logic, any advice i'll take on board , to with apple, (no apple haters please )

thanks

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If you used to a pc, like i am, then you will find it weird. It is a wicked bit of kit but mine has sat next to my vostro for the last few months and only used a hand full of times..

Original Poster

ahh i seee ,well i'm getting used to an old apple imac g4 but its getting old

have you got one or looking to buy one? Might be selling mine due to not using it!

I have one but never used it once!

Original Poster

Well i am looking to buy one , mates going states at the end of the month...

[had one for a few years LOVED IT :thumbsup:

used it as mainly a media centre for movies, internet on big tele.

defs recommended. and so powerful for there size

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banthedrummer;5953216

[had one for a few years LOVED IT :thumbsup:used it as mainly a media … [had one for a few years LOVED IT :thumbsup:used it as mainly a media centre for movies, internet on big tele.defs recommended. and so powerful for there size



alright thanks.

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dcx_badass;5953998

imac G4 would be more than a mac mini though still won't it?



it was given to mee.....

(no apple haters please )



I hate bananas....am I still allowed?

Hi, I like to refer to myself as a little Mac Nerd tbh. Currently have an iMac, A 17" macbook pro and on saturday bought the new generation 13" Macbook pro (this is what I'm using to type now" The mac Mini is a very nice piece of kit certainly, But then your having to then buy yourself a Mac Screen (a costly piece of kit) I would defforecommend looking into a Normal Macbook, or the macbook pro. Especially if your going to use it for music. The portability of a notebook is something i would miss if i didn't own a macbook. That portability would be great if you end up heading to a studio, or go to record sound somewhere else other than your home.

Any questions just ask,

Bigpop.

Edit: To make it easy: 1) Mac's are 1000% easier to use than PC's, of course if you have come from a PC background, then it's going to take a little while to get used to. But all Apple stores run free Workshops available to book online for many programs, and just general Mac operations and tips. So if your new to mac, or looking to hone your stills in a certain program, i would deffo get yourself down to the local Apple Store.

2) Power is never a problem in a Mac. They all have very good processors and memory ect. This is reflected in there cost of course, but Apple don't make low end computers after all.

3) Never personally used a Mac mini out of the apple store, but they have great reviews, for a great price. I would recommend any Mac.

Bigpoppaad;5954750

Hi, I like to refer to myself as a little Mac Nerd tbh. Currently have an … Hi, I like to refer to myself as a little Mac Nerd tbh. Currently have an iMac, A 17" macbook pro and on saturday bought the new generation 13" Macbook pro (this is what I'm using to type now" The mac Mini is a very nice piece of kit certainly, But then your having to then buy yourself a Mac Screen (a costly piece of kit)



You dont need to buy a Apple Screen, they are extortionate.


Bigpoppaad;5954750

Edit: To make it easy: 1) Mac's are 1000% easier to use than PC's, of … Edit: To make it easy: 1) Mac's are 1000% easier to use than PC's, of course if you have come from a PC background, then it's going to take a little while to get used to.



Macs are as Complicated as you want to make them (no different to windows in that respect)

Bigpoppaad;5954750

2) Power is never a problem in a Mac. They all have very good processors … 2) Power is never a problem in a Mac. They all have very good processors and memory ect. This is reflected in there cost of course, but Apple don't make low end computers after all.



What?? The cost is not actually anything to do with the hardware persay its research and development your paying for in a Mac, like for like hardware is a 3rd of the price for the equivalent PC box Comments like this get anyone who likes Macs tarred with the fanboy brush and that annoys me.



I have used a Mac Mini and they are OK its a laptop without the Screen basically, the biggest let down is the HardDisk speed if you have a standard 5400rpm drive its a natural bottleneck the same with a laptop unless you pay more and get a 7200rpm drive.

Heres what I would say, if you find the G4 your currently playing with is almost doing what you want then the Mac Mini will be more than enough. But if your messing with programs such as Logic pro and Cubase you may find the Mac Mini a little underpowered as your editing/studio work becomes more advanced.

The main reason you are opting for a Mac is the Software by the sounds of it, not forgetting the main advanatage of a Mac is you have the best of both worlds Windows and OSX.

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ahh yes im going for the software point of view. perhaps macbook is the best option.

spobby;5962957

ahh yes im going for the software point of view. perhaps macbook is the … ahh yes im going for the software point of view. perhaps macbook is the best option.



Thats what is said in the first plaaaace =D Not as good with words as the other dude obviously

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No , both posts have helped me
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