Are integrated graphics a mistake in a desktop purchase?
December 8, 2012 3:00 PM Subscribe
Is there any reason I'd regret purchasing a Mac Mini with intel 4000 graphics?
posted by modernnomad to computers & internet (15 answers total)
My current work setup is a late 2010 11 inch macbook air (C2D) plugged into an external monitor. It's feeling pretty pokey these days. I had considered one of the new iMacs, but it appears that to get a model with fusion drive I would have to spend $1700 plus tax or thereabouts. Which seems, in a word, ridiculous.
So I'm looking at the Mac Mini as an alternative. With the mid-tier model upgraded to a fusion drive, even adding the cost of a 2nd monitor (I like the dual screen setup of laptop + external) it'd probably at least $500 cheaper than the iMac. The only difference in specs appears to be the integrated graphics in the Mini.
I don't game. At all. Is there any reason I would regret purchasing a desktop computer with laptop-specs in the graphics department?