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leejohnson222
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Postby leejohnson222; Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:04 pm Mac mini or mac book

im interested in gettin a mac
Trouble is the mac book seems cool as it's portable etc
But mac mini I can get a higher spec for less cost

Mini mac i7 quad core around £700
Mac book i5 dual core £1000

Each would get a 16g ram up grade and the con
On the mini is no optical drive no screen

Is anyone using the mini with logic?
Is performance good ?
LJ
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aMUSEd
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Postby aMUSEd; Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:12 pm

Yes it is - better than my first gen i7 Windows Laptop
leejohnson222
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Postby leejohnson222; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:18 am

cool so you have no real issues with the mac mini ? its just if i can get it for under £700 i can get an optical drive plus i have ext hd's
and you simply download logic as an app right ??
LJ
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aMUSEd
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Postby aMUSEd; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:20 am

No not really - you will be amazed by how quiet it is too
leejohnson222
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Postby leejohnson222; Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:04 am

any problems with over heating ? since its a sealed unit ?
LJ
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Postby k3ith; Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:23 am

MacBook Pro Retina, it's the only way!
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djanthonyw
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Postby djanthonyw; Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:31 am

I love having a MacBook since it's basically both my desktop (when docked) and portable to take with me anywhere.
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leejohnson222
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Postby leejohnson222; Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:37 am

k3ith wrote:MacBook Pro Retina, it's the only way!


i know those screens look amazing, but i cant justify the cash !

quad core i7 mac book is over £1900
quad core i7 mini mac £700 !!

i have a screen and ext hd, i like the idea of having a mac book but price just kills it
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djanthonyw
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Postby djanthonyw; Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:43 am

Buy a used one or refurbished one.
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leejohnson222
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Postby leejohnson222; Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:44 am

djanthonyw wrote:Buy a used one or refurbished one.


i would but apple dont offer credit on those ones, only the new ones
if they did it i would grab one !
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leejohnson222
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Postby leejohnson222; Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:41 am

dont want to get the mac mini the regret it and wish i got the mac book!

quad core has gotta be better in the long run than dual core i5 surely ?
LJ

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