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New (?) Mini mac pics
« on: January 11, 2005, 08:12:20 PM »
I know this is sacriledge, but if it looks as cool as the image seen on this page, I will be buying one ASAP.

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It will be $499 with a 1.25GHz G4 processor and 40GB hard drive, and $599 with a 1.42GHz CPU and an 80GB drive.

looks like EVERYONE was right about the price.  If Hyperion or the MorphOS guys want to survive, they'd better get on board..

Wayne
 

Offline Desolator

Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2005, 08:21:46 PM »
Take a look here too..

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

Another thing that threathens my A1 purchase.. :D
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Offline x56h34

Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2005, 08:35:54 PM »
It looks so cool.
Definitely, a great looking system for anyone that's interested in giving Mac a try.

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I agree that OS4.0 ported to this little baby would be soooo sweet.
 

Offline FastRobPlus

Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2005, 08:47:01 PM »
That looks awesome.
 

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Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2005, 08:48:18 PM »
This is the fist time I've ever thought a Mac was cool... this IS cool!!!

Offline Desolator

Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2005, 08:54:28 PM »
As both an Amiga user and a Mac user, I must say that I like Apple's products. They got some sort of Amiga feel over them (although some people sees them as the enemy, but any company that produces a great, working OS with Workbench references looks good in my eyes.)

So if anyone is considering getting a easy-to-use computer for their parents or relatives or themselves (nah, we love our Amigas. :)) that has to have programs of modern standard, try this one out.
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Offline seer

Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2005, 09:01:20 PM »
I know this is sacriledge, but if it looks as cool as the image seen on this page, I will be buying one ASAP.

So... Guess it's time for www.maciga.org ? :-D


At any rate, see here ,hardly sacriledge..  :-)
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Offline Zac67

Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2005, 09:20:37 PM »
If there's any chance AROS is ported to this, I'll get one. Heck - if Hyperion ports OS4 to the Mac I'll pay $150 easily.

The BFTB is so much better than A1 or Pegasos, it looks pretty much like a waste of time to develop the hardware...
 

Offline vpcs

Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2005, 09:23:06 PM »
OK 1 problem how can you sell it new without a mouse or keyboard???? Give me a break
Greg

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Offline Matt_H

Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2005, 09:28:48 PM »
It's definitely a nice looking box, however, other than RAM, hard drive, and networking related options, this thing seems to boast absolutely no expandability. No card slots, no audio in... I feel like that will be a problem.

Still, might be a fun little box to throw LinuxPPC and MOL onto ;-)
 

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Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2005, 09:32:32 PM »
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OK 1 problem how can you sell it new without a mouse or keyboard????
What's hard to believe?  I would personally prefer to keep my own USB ergonomic keyboard and USB laser mouse than use any mandatory mac component.  This appears to be the reasoning behind it.  Very "Amiga-esque" mentality really.  Give users the basics, let them decide what  THEY want.

Wayne
 

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Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2005, 09:34:44 PM »
Matt,

Keep in mind that it's 100% expandable, but not in the way that you have grown accustomed to as a PC or Amiga user.  The Macs depend on USB and firewire 100% for expansion, pretty much exactly like the old 500 used to rely on that one connector slot on the side.  There are LOTS of expansion parts for the Macintosh, but again, it's left up to the USER to buy only what THEY need.

Wayne
 

Offline DonnyEMU

Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2005, 09:41:35 PM »
I wondered when people were talking about the Mac MINI if they were talking about this..

The original Mac Mini..



Does Apple know it stole another product name??

The Real Mac Mini


PS Why would want want an apple mac mini, with such lame built in graphics.. 32 megs and a radeon 9200.. It's a little behind the times.. It won't stand up to games that use a lot of texture memory. This is like buying a PC that's graphics is DirectX7 or 8 compatible, when people regularly buy something that is 9 and above. and I am sorry 1.2 Ghz? I'd rather buy a Mini ITX motherboard and build for myself..

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Offline Hammer

Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2005, 09:43:18 PM »
Good to see Apple doing something in the value end** segment.

**Close enough to PC’s 'value end' definition.
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Re: New (?) Mini mac pics
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2005, 09:48:56 PM »
This looks cool.  If it's quiet enough I'll probably get one for general browsing/email use.   The G4 iMacs and eMacs were fairly noisy.  I was looking for an AMD PIC but this will probably be more interesting in the long run.
Time to move on.  Bye Amiga.org.  :(