Youll love Mac mini. Apple designers spend countless hours ensuring not only an aesthetically beautiful machine, but a technically superior instrument that puts no barriers between your dreams and onscreen visions. When you enjoy what youre doing, from organizing photos to blissing out on your guitar, youll spend more time making stuff.
Encourage Vivid Imaginations
So nothing should get in the way of that creative flow, least of all the computer itself. You should only see your latest masterpiece, not the imperfections of technology. Thats why Apple engineers pay so much attention to graphics. Mac mini sports a full-fledged ATI Radeon 9200 with 32MB dedicated DDR SDRAM over an AGP 4x bus.
Choose Flexible Displays
Mac mini provides a DVI connector so you can take advantage of the clarity a pure digital signal provides on LCDs with a digital interface, such as a 20-inch or 23-inch Apple Cinema Display. These state of the art monitors provide the crispest, clearest display for any purpose. Of course, you can use Mac mini with almost any display with a DVI connector, or use the VGA adapter to connect a CRT or LCD monitor that uses analog signal. The optional Composite/S-Video Video adapter lets you use a TV for graphical output.
See It All Clearly
Whats more, all the parts of the Mac mini add up to give you a superior visual experience. Take Mac OS X, for instance; its graphics capabilities far outshine other operating systems. Mac OS X offers a stunning user interface, called Aqua, in which pleasant touches abound, from shadows behind windows to transparent menus and from fun genie effects to the advanced window navigation of Exposé. PCs wont offer such nuanced views for years, if ever. For 3D games and graphics, Mac OS X uses OpenGL and takes it to the next level with seamless hardware integration.
Do More Simultaneously
Your Mac mini uses its dedicated graphics chip to offload visual tasks from the main CPU. So the G4 processor doesnt have to worry about layering windows, moving them around, scrolling through web pages or worse, figuring out the pattern umpteen laser beams make when reflected off a shielded spaceship during combat. The Radeon 9200 takes care of all that, and does a better job than a general purpose CPU since its designed especially for such tasks. Even better, the Radeon 9200 gets to use 32MB of dedicated memory, which lets the G4 processor use all of its RAM for other tasks. That means you can run many more programs at once.
Lock the Target
Or one 3D game. Go ahead, just try to play Halo on a budget PC. Most say theyre good for 2D games only. Thats because an integrated Intel graphics chip steals power from the CPU and siphons off memory from system-level RAM. Youd have to buy an extra card to get the graphics performance of Mac mini, and some cheaper PCs dont even have an open slot to let you add one.
So view your digital life at the highest resolution with Mac mini and the worlds most advanced graphical user interface.
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