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Offline hooligan

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2012, 05:16:04 PM »
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i think he was referring to the current mac mini.

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Ok. Thats even worse, go Apple :)
 

Offline persia

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2012, 05:24:25 PM »
Yes, you need to compare current products.  The Mac Mini has been produced without a drive for a good year and a half. The last minis with built in optical drives were the Core 2 Duo 2/4 GHz.

But for comparison, the Mac Mini's i7 runs at 2.7 GHz, the Baron's at 3.5 and the Mac Mini's Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM is worse than the Barron's Integrated nVidia Geforce GT 430 Graphics with 1 Gig of DD3 memory.  A specced out Mac Mini has a US street price of $1928.

It wouldn't be a bad Hackintosh.

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i think he was referring to the current mac mini.

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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2012, 06:49:15 PM »
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why, yes you can! bazza and company have thought of you and other folks interested in just the case. you can purchase one for the low, low price of just $345. or you can go on ebay and pick it up for $65. your choice.

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LOL! $345 is not just for the case but for a lame spec PC.. :-D nice try tho!
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Offline Optimus

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2012, 07:08:16 PM »
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But for comparison, the Mac Mini's i7 runs at 2.7 GHz, the Baron's at 3.5 and the Mac Mini's Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM is worse than the Barron's Integrated nVidia Geforce GT 430 Graphics with 1 Gig of DD3 memory. A specced out Mac Mini has a US street price of $1928.
 
It wouldn't be a bad Hackintosh.

 
 
A "Specced out" 2.7Ghz i7 Mac Mini also has an 250GB SSD and 750GB SATA Hard Drive. Subtract the SSD and it's $1,318 from the Apple online store.
 
Replace the HD in the Amiga Mini for a 300GB SSD and it's $2,900.
 
I thought the main point of the Hackintosh was to build one cheaper than Apple? Nevertheless, a closer comparison is a 27" 3.4 GHz i7 iMac with 16GB of Ram and the 1GB Radeon HD 6970M and 1TB Hard Drive. That's $300 more at $2,800 but a 27" monitor is included :) It also includes a mouse and a keyboard, something the Amiga Mini does not.
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Offline yssing

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2012, 08:08:48 PM »
I beleive that, "if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything" so I won't
 

Offline vox

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2012, 08:13:50 PM »
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Have someone specced out what this machine would cost otherwise?


Yes, at AmigaWorld.net

http://amigaworld.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6305&start=20#84826

 ~$1350 USD (retail) for the parts.

http://amigaworld.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6305&start=40#84847
~943$
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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2012, 08:16:35 PM »
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*News from CommodoreUSA.net

http://www.commodoreusa.net//CUSA_AMIGAmini.aspx

The Best Things Come In Small Packages


We at SinclairUK just discovered that those Apple Mini`s were cute, so we could just find nearest looking design and do rebadging once again for just about $2000, making it our cheapest but yet so expensive QL model. Again, Hot Air is rediscovered and sold!
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Offline A1260

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2012, 08:22:09 PM »
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I beleive that, "if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything" so I won't


you could say this....

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Offline trekiej

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2012, 08:23:14 PM »
I want the Vic version.
I am not for sure I want to buy a machine that has Amgia written on it just yet.
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Offline A1260

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2012, 08:35:02 PM »
Quote from: trekiej;684672
I want the Vic version.
I am not for sure I want to buy a machine that has Amgia written on it just yet.


as the saying goes.... a fool and his money are soon parted.
 

Offline Turambar

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2012, 08:41:35 PM »
Does Linux even support Blu Ray yet? Movies that is, I assume it supports Blu Ray data discs but they are hardly popular.
 

Offline Hans_

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2012, 08:43:12 PM »
Quote from: persia;684658
But for comparison, the Mac Mini's i7 runs at 2.7 GHz, the Baron's at 3.5 and the Mac Mini's Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM is worse than the Barron's Integrated nVidia Geforce GT 430 Graphics with 1 Gig of DD3 memory.  A specced out Mac Mini has a US street price of $1928.


Correction. The 2.7 GHz Core i7 version of the Mac Mini has a Radeon HD 6630M graphics card, not the Intel HD 3000. I don't know how the Mobility Radeon HD graphics card compares to the Geforce GT 430 speed wise, but it's definitely better than the Intel HD graphics 3000.

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Offline Dr.Bongo

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2012, 08:43:13 PM »
Perhaps they should include a 'Best Offer' button on their website. Seriously, 2500 for THAT!
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Offline Tripitaka

Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2012, 08:46:27 PM »
Interesting how all the power calculators I check tell me a system like that would require a 500-600W PSU. How the hell is this going to run on the PSU supplied? I look forward to the reviews from the customers, provided they escape the inevitable house fire of course. As for this being an Amiga, yeah.... . whatever!
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Re: The Best Things Come In Small Packages
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2012, 09:05:44 PM »
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Does Linux even support Blu Ray yet? Movies that is, I assume it supports Blu Ray data discs but they are hardly popular.


You can, but I dont know if its a hassle or not.

Given that you can expect zero support from CUSA, you'd better be good at googling ;)