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can i buy mac mini ??

by srebalaji / April 24, 2013 2:39 AM PDT

hi! im a experienced windows user...and a mac lover...
i need a mac..first of all
i decided to buy mac mini...which is affordable with my budget..
but my friend told that its a utter waste...??
what can i do ??
i want to run win8 as virtual machine also..
and i also wanted to run some top games like gta,call of duty...
so, tell me can i buy mac mini...or not ??

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The problem as I see it is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2013 3:24 AM PDT
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That you'll likely have to upgrade the mini's stock RAM to get performance compared to your usual PC. If it's games, why not a XBox or laptop that can run such or upgrade your existing desktop for a lot less.

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Mac Mini is a great replacement for a Windows PC, but:
by jnsturges / May 4, 2013 12:12 AM PDT
In reply to: can i buy mac mini ??

That is, unless you are a Windows-ONLY Gamer.

If you are, you need to use OS X's BootCamp to install a full legal Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (likely an OEM DVD, <> $ 99) or higher. BootCamp Support for W 8 is rumored to be coming soon.

Then, choose OS X, or W 7, at boot-time (hold the Alt Key at power-up for the Dual-boot screen).

And, finally, install any legal Windows Game you choose, within Windows.

TIP: Do NOT listen to your friend, he likely never used a new Mac with BootCamp.

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