Friday, July 29, 2011

iMac vs. Mac mini: Which One Is Right For You?

iMac vs. Mac mini: Which One Is Right For You? -

iMac vs. Mac mini

Now that eighty percent of Apple’s five Mac product lines have been souped up with Intel Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt I/O ports, desk-bound consumers may find themselves in a bit of a quandary as to which one to buy. Does it still make sense to buy an iMac with such a fully featured Mac mini now available? Read on to find out.

Since its introduction in 1998, the iMac has remained the “go to” all-in-one desktop computer for most Mac users. After all, one price gets you a large, bright display that also happens to house the computer and many peripherals, complete with a wireless keyboard and mouse to make the package complete. Why would users who don’t need internal expansion slots look elsewhere?

That logic made sense -- the Mac Pro is too much computer for many users, and the Mac mini introduced in 2005 was woefully underpowered for all but casual internet and word processing duties. That is, until last year, when the Mac mini got a sexy new look that made desktop fans stop and take another look.

(Via Mac|Life all.)

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