View Full Version : Need advice new Mac mini 2GHz vs PowerMac 1.5GHz

28th August 2007, 11:09 PM
Hi.. My brother's looking to get a mac. He uses it for a bit of low res video editing (from digital camera), internet/email & music.. his girlfriend needs it to view large PDFs and always has word, excel, internet and acrobat open... They're looking at the two options at the moment...
They're stuck with a 3yr old pc laptop atm (not sure of specs)... which she keeps crashing...

Used Powerbook 1.5 GHz 1.25 Gb ram
New Mac mini 2GHz both w/ 1Gb ram

I'm not sure which is the best way to go... any ideas?

28th August 2007, 11:13 PM
Depends if they want a portable. If they dont care then get the mini. It will be much faster then the powerbook in virtually everything except gaming.
You could probably get a used macbook for the same price as that powerbook anyway if they want a portable.

28th August 2007, 11:51 PM
The mini will run the latest imovie. ;) And will last them longer being very significantly faster.