Mini Mac????

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by therecordingart, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Hey guys....right now I'm running a really awful PC....

    1.8 ghz Athlon
    Windows XP Home
    VIA Chipset
    512 RAM

    I run Cubase SX2 and my Tascam FW1884. I've been wanting to get a new computer and thought the Mini Mac was tempting.

    Do you think it would be decent?
  2. OddsAre

    OddsAre Guest

    in your case i would buy it in a second! youll see a definite difference. And if its still not where you want it, its a sweet computer for less than $500. You wont regret it.
  3. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    Mini mac should be ok- the problem is the ram- in order to get it with a gigabite of ram, which is the minimum you should have for a daw it would cost you an extra $325- It doesn't sound so entizing now...
  4. artgug

    artgug Guest

    I would stay clear of the mac mini for serious audio work. Plus, once you put a decent amount of memory in the damn thing, it costs almost as much as an iMac. (A much better option)

    Understand where Apple is coming from with the MacMini. they pull you in by looking at one, then make you realize its extremely underpowered. THEN, by the time you get done adding monitors, keyboards, mice, memory, wireless etc, you are well into the $1000 range, so why not just buy the iMac.

    Fine for the kids checking out the Disney websites and such, maybe checking some emails, but the equivelant power of @ a G4 manufactured about 4 years ago.
  5. composer11

    composer11 Guest

    Memory upgrades run about $160, and a FW drive can be used. In addition, a friend of mine runs a 800 G4 and uses DP and Finale, so it should be at least as strong. HD upgrade about $160.

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