The Mac mini is in the Macworld Lab, and we're continuing to test both the 1.25GHz and 1.42GHz models. We'll have a full review and Speedmark scores soon, but here's a sneak preview at our tests on the 1.25GHz model (see table below).
In short, the Mac mini generally performs like a comparable 1.25GHz eMac, with one exception: it's slowed down by the speed of its hard drive, as you can see from the results of our iMovie and Photoshop tests.
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Mac mini: Preliminary Lab Tests
|Cinema4D 8.5||iMovie HD Render||iTunes 4.7.1 MP3 encode||Photoshop 8.0 Suite||Unreal Tournament Avg. Frame Rate|
|Mac Mini 1.25 GHz||5:26||1:27||2:50||2:31||17.2|
|eMac 1.25 GHz (10.3.7)||5:28||1:05||2:53||2:14||16.4|
|1.6GHz iMac G5 (10.3.7)||3:25||0:45||2:04||2:06||34.7|
Best results in bold. Reference systems in italics.