14 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2012 2:30 PM by Jerryrigged
Mark Thornton Level 3 Level 3

Hi folks.

 

I owned a 2.8Ghz 27" iMac i5 since 2010 and just sold it to free up some cash and bought a Mac Mini of eBay.

 

I have to say i'm amazed how powerfull and snappy this little thing feels! I got the 2.5Ghz i5 and threw in a 750Gb 7200rpm hard drive alongside the stock 500gb and upgraded the ram to 8gb. I bought two nice 23" LG IPS LED monitors and i've still got £200 left from the iMac sale.

 

I'd lobve the i7 model but couldn't pick one up of ebay here in the UK but that must be a screamer!

 

My Wife runs a 2009 Mac Mini (previous model) and the difference is night and day, even games run really well on my i5 mini, thjey've com a long way!

 

No real point to my post other than i'd like other users thoufght on the current mac Mini, particularly the i7.

 

Thanks.


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.5Ghz i5 750gb 7200rpm 8gb of Ram
Reply by BDAqua on Apr 14, 2012 1:09 PM Helpful

Hi Mark, thanks for the report!

 

Apple Mac mini "Core i7" 2.0 (Mid-2011/Server)... Geekbench: 8573/9456

 

Apple Mac mini "Core i5" 2.5 (Mid-2011)... Geekbench: 6472/7224

 

Apple iMac "Core i5" 2.8 27-Inch (Mid-2010)... Geekbench: 6726/7871

 

Apple Mac mini "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 (Late 2009)... Geekbench: 3205/3521

 

So, I wonder why your iMac was so much slower???

 

The Quad Core may be faster, but yours has a real Video Card, likely far better for Gaming.

Reply by BDAqua on Apr 14, 2012 1:39 PM Helpful

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