I'm looking at putting together a measurement rig for my PA company and have been looking at the mac mini as a base and just wondered if anyone has experience of using this platform. I have managed to install the smaart 6.1 demo on a friends machine and the processor usage was acceptable (in the 65 - 70% region). This was on a dual core 2.0Ghz machine with 2gb of ram.
The reason i was looking at using the mini is it seems to be a very compact platform with a reasonable amount of horse power and i have found a nice rackmount solution which should mean i can have the machine and usb sound card all in 2U and shallow enough to fit in a standard rack case.
Any experiences or suggestions gratefully accepted.
Currently using my personal laptop (Mac Book Pro 2.6Ghz Core 2 Duo) with my ancient Edirol UA5 that has traveled the world and amazingly still works