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News Apple to kill off Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I thought that was old news, they've been filtering them out of the shops for a while.
     
  3. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    Welll... I guess one needs to be a big mac fanboy to buy such a stupid rig!
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    They still need a headless mac that isn't the overpriced pro.
     
  5. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Hmm, tempted to buy one soonish. I hope they replace it with something.
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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  7. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    tbh short of getting a underpowered mini-itx based rig there is little else to match its footprint or overall size.
     
  8. Hamish

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  9. steveo_mcg

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    I'd never seen that before, its actually quite nice but

    Its still bigger, not a lot mind.
    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/p...sktop-studio-hybrid?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs

    http://www.apple.com/macmini/design.html

    Which is 165x165x50. Smaller than an epia.
     
  10. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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  11. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    I hope they're planning on releasing something new to replace it, because I've always liked the Mini. In fact, I'd already decided it was my mom's and grandpa's next computers, and I was toying with the idea of getting one as a media center. It'll be a few months, though, before any of those things happen. It should be interesting to see what's available then.
     
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    They are outstanding mediacenters with Frontrow or Plex, very happy with mine (C2D 2.0 Ghz version)
     
  13. M_D_K

    M_D_K Active Member

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    Oh and the mac mini is cheaper then the Dell and has a better CPU :)

    oh and it runs OSX
     
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    You are joking right???:jawdrop:
    We have these pieces of **** at work and never in my life have I worked anything as poor as these (mine lasted about 5min and is now sitting on a shelf turned off).

    These things are so slow you would expect to find a steam engine were you to open them up. Most people around here have at least 1-2 crashes a week if not more.. especially if they are using powerpoint or photoshop.
     
  15. steveo_mcg

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    Compared to what? Compared to a full desktop yeah there sub par but they piss on a epia. Size to performance there is little (any thing?) to match them
     
  16. Dr. Strangelove

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    I'm not really comparing them to anything, it's more the fact that they are pretty useless for anything more than web browsing.

    But sure for web browsing and a youtube movie every now and then it's probably fine.
     
  17. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    The Mac mini was a pretty dinky piece of kit...

    Though at least that Dell runs a normal OS... :p

    Personally, I'd rather pick up some plexi, the new Jetway board and a couple of laptop drives... or build on of these:
    [​IMG]

    Or a NES PC....
     
  18. Dodge

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    Ive been looking at getting a mini but am holding off in anticipation of them releasing something new soon(tm). Not seen that dell before it looks sweet, how do the processor speeds compare?

    Yea you cant call the mac mini exactly fast, its growing quite old now. Theres some pics about of a mini mac tower which would be nice, only if they keep the price point at £400 thou
     
  19. identikit

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    +1. I'd love a mini for a media center, might have to take the plunge and get one soon before they disappear from shops and the eBay market goes crazy.
     
  20. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    I think apple are shooting themselfs in the foot, as the entry level mac is now £719 which is a lot just to "Think Different"
    I think apple could end up pricing them selfs out of the market as more people look to buy small cheap systems.
     
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