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#1 Faustulus

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:16 PM

Hey all, tis' Faustulus here.

Ok, I'm considering getting the Mac Mini, that "bite-sized" PC, not the incredibly outdated Ipod.

I have a few questions about this product

Are their better desktops and PCs that I can get for this price (I do like macs a lot, just saying)?

Can I upgrade the RAM? I don't really want to spend an extra 100 or 2 dollars on 2 gb of ram and a better processor



If I was to get something other than the mini what should I get if I wanted to have plenty of space for music, enough processing power that if I wanted to start making youtube videos and editing photos I could.

Also, yet another question, what programs are good for video and photo editing?

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:01 PM

My recommendation: do not get a Mac. They are little more than a status symbol. A PC the same price as a Mac would fly in circles around it.
These fall into the same price range as the Mac Mini:
iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 503D3
iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 535SLC
iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 507

good video editing suites:
Cyberlink Powerdirector
Corel Videostudio
Adobe Premiere

good photo editors:
GIMP (free)
Paint.NET (free)
Adobe Photoshop Elements

Edited by RainbowSix, 06 February 2010 - 10:05 PM.

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#3 Faustulus

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:54 PM

Thanks a alot man. I just like the OS, I know you could get some kickass alienware for the same price as Macbook pro.

EDIT:Any good monitors for that?


Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg

Edited by tg1911, 07 February 2010 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2010 - 11:07 PM

small
Acer V173 Bb
ASUS VB171T
ASUS VW193TR
Hanns·G HW-191APB
HP L1710

medium
ASUS VH242H
Hanns·G Hi-221DPB
SAMSUNG ToC T220HD

large
ASUS VW246H
LG W2753V-PF
SAMSUNG TOC T260HD

Edited by RainbowSix, 07 February 2010 - 11:10 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 07:30 PM

If you're a fan of Mac OSX, you may want to consider installing FreeBSD. It is the operating system on which OSX was based.
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:04 AM

If you're a fan of Mac OSX, you may want to consider installing FreeBSD. It is the operating system on which OSX was based.


I thought mac was based off linux, hmm...
Either way, turns out I need a laptop, because I have a tiny house. Sorry for making your epic linkage totally unnecessary.

Now I want something that the whole setup will be 800-1000 dollars, and have a disk drive so I can install CDs.

Also, I want a good bit of battery and processing power under the hood, and good speakers for it. I would also like it to handle games like WoW.

Thanks a bunch, it's very hard to sort through all these computers on the interwebz.




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