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Old 12-04-2008, 03:20 PM
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If I were you I'd stick with the smaller one.

Here's a link to mine.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c1...2k2/471545.jpg
That's probably the most entertaining thing I've seen all day.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:21 PM
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Well, that NEC display's got me trying to figure out whether you're on a Mini or a Pro. For what you do, though, it'd have to be a Pro.
Actually. PowerPC G4 1.25ghz. Mirrored Doors. 2 gig ram. Extremely reliable.

Love the NEC display. Perfect for colour matching and image enhancement!
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:17 PM
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Mine's a Mini, Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83Ghz, only 1 gig of ram, mated to an HP W1707 17" widescreen LCD. The big fall-down on the Mini is the Intel GMA 950 graphics, I'm really wishing Apple would launch a refreshed Mini with the same unibody construction and internals as the new MacBook/15" MacBook Pro.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:56 PM
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Mine's a Mini, Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83Ghz, only 1 gig of ram, mated to an HP W1707 17" widescreen LCD. The big fall-down on the Mini is the Intel GMA 950 graphics, I'm really wishing Apple would launch a refreshed Mini with the same unibody construction and internals as the new MacBook/15" MacBook Pro.

What's the downside?: RE: Intel GMA 950 graphics
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:40 PM
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Intel's GMA 950 graphics chip is at least 2 generations behind even current integrated graphics solutions, let alone a discreet graphics card. It packs only 64mb of shared video memory compared to the 144mb of the GMA X3100 that appears in the previous generation of MacBooks and compared to the 256mb on board the nVidia GeForce 9400M in the current generation of MacBooks.

Considering that the Mini essentially is a MacBook, at least internally, that makes its graphics performance subpar compared even to its most aged and least powerful currently selling cousin, the White MacBook.
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:52 PM
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Intel's GMA 950 graphics chip is at least 2 generations behind even current integrated graphics solutions, let alone a discreet graphics card. It packs only 64mb of shared video memory compared to the 144mb of the GMA X3100 that appears in the previous generation of MacBooks and compared to the 256mb on board the nVidia GeForce 9400M in the current generation of MacBooks.

Considering that the Mini essentially is a MacBook, at least internally, that makes its graphics performance subpar compared even to its most aged and least powerful currently selling cousin, the White MacBook.
How does the GMA 950 stack up against my ATI Radeon 9000 with 64mb?
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:49 PM
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I have to make an educated guess that yours is a little more capable owing to the fact that it's a discreet card versus the GMA 950 being an integrated chip.

On the one hand, that more than likely means your 64mb of video memory is dedicated whereas mine's shared with the rest of the system. If I have multiple apps open and then decide to open iTunes and watch a movie, for example, I'll get a few seconds of stuttered video playback while iTunes pulls some of that video memory in its own direction for the playback, whereas your 64mb is always on tap for that purpose.

On the other hand, being as mine's integrated, it may have slightly lower response time.

Overall, though, I'd still give the edge to the Radeon.
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Actually. PowerPC G4 1.25ghz. Mirrored Doors. 2 gig ram. Extremely reliable.

Love the NEC display. Perfect for colour matching and image enhancement!
Nearly the same machine I have, but gray doors.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:57 PM
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^^YOU, WITH THE .GIF! Show us your pixels! :P
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Post a link to a larger and/or clearer version of your avatar image. Here's mine:

Why have you changed your avatar?
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