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Thinking about a mac mini

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LTD says:

After nearly a 5-year hiatus from macs, I'm thinking of getting a mac mini, though I *might* regret it considering what an expansion- mix-and-match junkie I've become.

I don't plan to play games on it, just do the multimedia thing - play music, sync with ipod, surf the web, burn cds and dvds, and *try* use OS X as my everyday workhorse OS. I'd like to see what all the iLife fuss is about. My non-multimedia concerns are how I'll be able to work with my MS office files (lol.)

The mini's diminutive size seems to suggest that it's underpowered, but the processor seems decent (Core Duo.) Plus, I assume I can attach my NEC 19-inch as well as my PC keyboard and mouse, so no worries there. Up to 2gb of RAM is more than enough, too. I wonder just how many and what type of PC-peripherals I can attach to it . . . does this thing play well with a dialup connection? No laughing!

So, do any of you custo members have one of these? What's your take on the entry-level Intel-based mac? Is it just alot of flash, or is it worth the cash?

02:28 pm, Friday, March 17, 2006 (11 years ago)
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LTD says:

So here's the conversation I just had with an Apple Store sales rep (Yorkdale Mall, Toronto), word-for-word:

Me: Good morning, I'd like to know the price on a Core-Duo mac mini.

rep: Oh about 950-995 (CDN $), that range.

Me: How much RAM does it come with?

rep: 512mb.

Me: Expandable to?

rep: 1 gig. Well no, not really, but 2 gigs is expensive.

(at this point I'm thinking, hell, you can get RAM nowadays for a piece of gum. I threw 1 gig onto my Asus board for peanuts. Can't be *that* bad.)

Me: Just how expensive?

rep: About $700.

Me: Why on earth would RAM cost that much???

rep: Well it's a new kind of chip . . . it's new. Go to Apple.ca for more info.

I'm still trying to pick myself up off the floor. Seems I have to bend over real deep-like in order to have OS X Tiger check my mail and burn cds at a decent clip. Gimme a break.

03:23 pm (11 years ago)
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advent says:

Seems I have to bend over real deep-like in order to have OS X Tiger check my mail and burn cds at a decent clip. Gimme a break.

I'm on a Powerbook with 512MB of RAM (yes, it's starved), and I haven't seen a performance hiccup even with more than seven "daily programs" running simultaneously.

07:56 pm (11 years ago)
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There's mac office, so you don't have to worry about your word files.

08:00 pm (11 years ago)
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LTD says:

Well I did it. Went in for a 17" imac 1.83ghz Core Duo, 667mhz bus, 2mb L2 cache, 512mb RAM (will upgrade to 2gb), OS X Tiger, iLife, Front Row, a nice ATI Radeon X1600 128mb, and lots more.

Even though it's got a 17" LCD, it seems larger due to it being a wide aspect and beautifully bright. Puts my 19" NEC Multisync CRT (bought summer 2002) to shame.

Wow. Wow. Wow.

I finally understand why these Mac zealots are foaming at the mouth . . . it's an entirely unique experience.

**wipes away foam with sleeve**

Thanks for all the help, everyone. :-)

12:11 am (11 years ago)
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staticuxo says:

congrats (:
i'd like to get a mac mini one day (:

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01:09 am (11 years ago)
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balaku says:

sup


BALAKU GUAM

02:27 pm (11 years ago)
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i bought an imac intel 17'' 1.83 GHz Core duo...

just great.

i love the front row shizzle

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04:55 pm (11 years ago)
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nitzua19 says:

what does front row do?

also, has anyone used both a mac and a pc for video editing? which did you prefer?

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04:59 pm (11 years ago)
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advent says:

Want to know what Front Row does?



First link.

05:03 pm (11 years ago)
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nice find imrik :D thanks :D

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06:05 pm (11 years ago)
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Nessgreen says:

i just got a 15" macbook pro and am also foaming at the mouth lately. loving it.

08:00 pm (11 years ago)
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abbaZaba says:

I have a 15" 1.5ghz powerbook and I really enjoy it. thoroughly enjoy OS X too.

12:43 am (11 years ago)
 
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