3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 11:40 AM by akasketch
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1. Since the new mac mini is only 2.7 pounds/1.22 kg, I'm wondering if it is practical to carry it along with cables to replace a laptop. (Even the 13'3 macbook air is heavier) The places that I go to everyday are like the library, the office, etc. There is always some monitor and keyboard that is available for connection. Provided that I have all the required cables, is it possible and practical to do it? Will any hardware inside the mini be damaged if I carry it in my bag like a laptop.


2. I play the world of warcraft, starcraft 2, and will be playing the diablo 3. Is the lower configuration enough? Or should I buy the better mini instead?

2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache

Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 288MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7)
Reply by fficc on Aug 7, 2011 3:20 PM Helpful

I have a new Mini with 8GB of RAM. The 288MB graphics is the minimum, it will automatically increase if it can, mine is 512MB for graphics. On WoW  I have all of the object settings at Ultra, but all of the skin settings to fair or low, and I get 26-40fps. I don't know how well other games will run. It also gets hot when playing games. If you are not sure about a memory upgrade, get Apple, or a real technician, to do it.


As for portability, buy an old laptop. If you move it between home and office, then it may be OK, but I don't imagine that people will like you grabbing screens, mice, and keyboards off library computers.

Reply by Chime on Aug 8, 2011 1:48 AM Helpful

I got you for the portability part. Thanks!

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