It’s nothing new: My Mini is painfully slow with what I want to do with it. GarageBand clogging up is a common recurrence. To be able to get top performance in GarageBand, I pretty much need to shut down all my open programs. And don’t get me started on high quality video. Video podcasts in iTunes take time to load and skips in the video often happen. This thing was made for web, email and music. Anything more is over working it. To top that off, I like to have everything open at the same time. And then there’s widgets. But I do have to give ’em some credit: It was a great little machine for World of Warcraft. You had your lag (and your LAG in Ironforge) but it was very playable (except in parts of Ironforge). But I’m 99.99% sure of this: I will love my MacBook Pro a lot more.
On that subject: My MBP has an estimated ship date of 1 to 3 business days (Monday to Wednesday… Go Monday!) and then 3-6 for delivery (as always, expedited) but in my experience with recent orders, I’d say more like 1 to 2 days for delivery but then again, it’s a custom french computer and even if it’s isn’t a brand spanking new model like my Mini was, it did add an extra day to my estimated shipping date the fact I got a french keyboard (1-2 days > 1-3 days). With this order, I got a Nano, not for me though. It has a 1 to 2 ship and 3 to 6 delivery. The AppleCare 3 year warranty pack has the same estimates as the laptop.