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nyprospect
Jan 22, 2005, 01:42 PM
:rolleyes: Well the only this stopping me from buying a mini is that i have a black monitor black keybord and mouse.Will the mini look good or stand out next to a black monitor. :D

EJBasile
Jan 22, 2005, 02:01 PM
I feel the same way. Silver Computer, Black Monitor, White kb + mouse. Its strange.

Look into HP LCDs, they look like they may match the mini. Apple should sell a 17" Widescreen LCD for $400. People would definatly but it.

sjpetry
Jan 22, 2005, 02:05 PM
It will look horribble, everyone will start to hate you, your girlfriend will cheat on you, and your parents will disown you. :rolleyes:

If you are too worried about looks. And yes I know Apple's look great but is a Mini.

nyprospect
Jan 22, 2005, 02:06 PM
whew i thougt it was just me that felt that way.steve jobs should have said "Trade in your old keyboards and monitors we will supply ones that match.

Peterkro
Jan 22, 2005, 02:11 PM
Yes your weird!

EJBasile
Jan 22, 2005, 02:19 PM
Or make your Mac Mini so that you cannot see it :)

rozwell
Jan 22, 2005, 02:26 PM
i only buy things that match. except for the grey creature speakers which look like utter CRAP compared to the white ones. i think Aluminum and white are fine together. This monitor (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=24-001-146&depa=1) will look nice with Al macs i think. its 17" but not wide screen. the kensington studio mice look nice, because they have both white and grey elements.

PickledSquirrel
Jan 22, 2005, 02:47 PM
Weird? weeeeeell not exactly weird, just vain in a geeky way.
Speaking of geek, here's me spending my saturday night in random threads at MR:D

-Squirrel

baby duck monge
Jan 22, 2005, 03:44 PM
i only buy things that match. except for the grey creature speakers which look like utter CRAP compared to the white ones. i think Aluminum and white are fine together. This monitor (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=24-001-146&depa=1) will look nice with Al macs i think. its 17" but not wide screen. the kensington studio mice look nice, because they have both white and grey elements.

i just got that monitor for myself a few weeks ago, and i would definitely say that it is gorgeous and would match the mini wonderfully. or a powermac (g4 or g5). or work as an external for a powerbook (or ibook if you like the white/silver thing). anyway, it's beautiful - definitely has style that is worthy of an apple.

nyprospect
Jan 22, 2005, 03:50 PM
Baby duck did you get any dead pixels or stuck pixels.thats what im worried about to.newegg just dropped the price on those.from 430 to 409

SuperChuck
Jan 22, 2005, 03:52 PM
I don't think that is weird at all. I could use the power of a G5 PowerMac, but my next purchase will be an iMac G5. Why? Because I think the PM is butt-ugly and I don't want it in my living room.

sjpetry
Jan 22, 2005, 04:00 PM
I don't think that is weird at all. I could use the power of a G5 PowerMac, but my next purchase will be an iMac G5. Why? Because I think the PM is butt-ugly and I don't want it in my living room.

Form over functionality. I think it should be the other way around. But then again iMacs are very functional. :)

maya
Jan 22, 2005, 04:22 PM
Yes your weird!

Agreed.


Nothing a can of spray paint cannot fix. ;) :)


Hide the mini if it stands out is the best solution if you care that much. :rolleyes: :p

Lacero
Jan 22, 2005, 04:27 PM
Crazy glue the mini to the back of the monitor, that way you wont have to worry about color coordination.

nyprospect
Jan 22, 2005, 04:29 PM
Crazy glue the mini to the back of the monitor, that way you wont have to worry about color coordination.
I thought i was weird :p

SuperChuck
Jan 22, 2005, 04:29 PM
Why are so many people suggesting that s/he hide the pretty thing rather than doing away with the ugly things? Aesthetics are obviously a concern.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 22, 2005, 05:11 PM
Actually I am looking forward to getting my Mac mini. I have a Dell 2001FP (black) and the M$ usb/wireless keyboard mouse. But my desk is a glass one with black metal.

stubeeef
Jan 22, 2005, 05:13 PM
Am i weird?

You use a Mac!

and your asking people that use Mac! Comeon now. :p

Sun Baked
Jan 22, 2005, 05:13 PM
It will look horribble, everyone will start to hate you, your girlfriend will cheat on you, and your parents will disown you. :rolleyes:

If you are too worried about looks. And yes I know Apple's look great but is a Mini.You wouldn't mind sending her our way, much better to have a group of people you don't know doing the deed...

sjpetry
Jan 22, 2005, 05:42 PM
You wouldn't mind sending her our way, much better to have a group of people you don't know doing the deed...

I'm on it. What deed are we talking about here? :cool:

clayj
Jan 22, 2005, 05:47 PM
:rolleyes: Well the only this stopping me from buying a mini is that i have a black monitor black keybord and mouse.Will the mini look good or stand out next to a black monitor. :DWell, you could try setting it up like this:

http://www.clayj.com/claysoffice.jpg

Notice the Mac mini down in the lower-left corner... it's connected to everything, but out of your visual range so it doesn't matter if it goes with your keyboard, mouse, etc. (You'll notice everything on my desk is black, so I shared the same concern.)

sjpetry
Jan 22, 2005, 06:00 PM
Nice setup. :)

clayj
Jan 22, 2005, 06:04 PM
Nice setup. :)Thank you. And there are no visible wires anywhere, unless you go digging underneath or behind the desk or bookcase.

nyprospect
Jan 22, 2005, 06:13 PM
Wow awesome setup(redundant).hmm thanks you have inspired me :)

sjpetry
Jan 22, 2005, 06:14 PM
I like the red chairs in the other room. Where did you get them? :)

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 22, 2005, 06:23 PM
Well, you could try setting it up like this:

http://www.clayj.com/claysoffice.jpg

Notice the Mac mini down in the lower-left corner... it's connected to everything, but out of your visual range so it doesn't matter if it goes with your keyboard, mouse, etc. (You'll notice everything on my desk is black, so I shared the same concern.)

Man, I don't want your electric bill! :D

I thought I was bad. Serious question, what's up with so many computers?

clayj
Jan 22, 2005, 06:23 PM
I like the red chairs in the other room. Where did you get them? :)The chairs in the other room (BTW, they're cherry) came from Workbench (http://www.workbenchfurniture.com/) in Raleigh, NC, circa late 2000. (That particular store is gone now, and I fear the entire chain may have gone out of business, but you can try their web site.) Sorry I can't remember their name... and there's nothing on them that identifies them.

EDIT: Here's another picture of them (http://www.clayj.com/html/ArtInItsNaturalHabitat(3).jpg).

clayj
Jan 22, 2005, 06:30 PM
Man, I don't want your electric bill! :D

I thought I was bad. Serious question, what's up with so many computers?No, you don't want my electric bill. Trust me on this.

It used to be worse... there used to be *3* Sony PCs and *3* Sony notebooks. I'm a bit of a geek, as you might have noticed. :)

Sony 3.4 GHz PC: Main PC, used for web surfing, Flash design, Media Center server (all my music resides here). Connected to home theatre system.

Sony 3.2 GHz PC: Backup PC (used to be main PC). Not used much, but I am thinking of converting into a Windows Small Business Server 2003 with Exchange and web hosting, so I can maybe stop paying someone else to handle my e-mail and web services.

Sony 2.2 GHz notebook: Main notebook. My e-mail and personal web site (and other sites I'm developing) live here. I carry this with me so all my mail, etc. is available in one location.

Sony 850 MHz notebook: Backup notebook, although the main reason I keep it is because it is also a work of art (click here (http://www.clayj.com/html/BRVAIOBoy.htm) to see it). The HD on this notebook is continually reporting SMART errors, but I'm waiting to see if the HD actually fails.

Mac mini: Because I'm curious. :)

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 22, 2005, 06:35 PM
Sony 850 MHz notebook: Backup notebook, although the main reason I keep it is because it is also a work of art (click here (http://www.clayj.com/html/BRVAIOBoy.htm) to see it). The HD on this notebook is continually reporting SMART errors, but I'm waiting to see if the HD actually fails.

Very cool. Tempting for the PB.

sjpetry
Jan 22, 2005, 07:47 PM
Very cool. Tempting for the PB.


If you did it on a PowerBook G5 when they come out it might light on fire. :p


400th post!

nyprospect
Jan 22, 2005, 08:14 PM
You use a Mac!

and your asking people that use Mac! Comeon now. :p
I dont use a mac not yet.I use a pc so that explains it .
Sunbaked i dont think my girl will want bert ernie elmo and gonzo "doing da deed" to her.Although i could ask.

sjpetry
Jan 22, 2005, 08:17 PM
I dont use a mac not yet.I use a pc so that explains it .
Sunbaked i dont think my girl will want bert ernie elmo and gonzo "doing da deed" to her.Although i could ask.

She might slap you. ;) :p :D

solvs
Jan 22, 2005, 11:59 PM
www.colorwarepc.com

If you're really that worried about it.

(and yes... you are)