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kmt
Dec 22, 2006, 09:31 AM
I'm surprised not to have heard anything on this given that macbooks have already adopted it. Any one heard any rumors?



bearbo
Dec 22, 2006, 09:53 AM
I'm surprised not to have heard anything on this given that macbooks have already adopted it. Any one heard any rumors?

yeah, it's pending release on the next Tuesday, the day after Christmas :rolleyes:

Max Payne
Dec 22, 2006, 09:55 AM
yeah, it's pending release on the next Tuesday, the day after Christmas :rolleyes:

Wednesday is more likely. :rolleyes:

livingfortoday
Dec 22, 2006, 09:56 AM
yeah, it's pending release on the next Tuesday, the day after Christmas :rolleyes:

You seem to be a man who's in the know... so. Can we expect Powerbook G5's around then, too? Or is that more of a 2007 thing?

:p

Maxwell Smart
Dec 22, 2006, 10:50 AM
Heh, I doubt the Mini will be updated very soon. After all, they just updated it fairly recently ago and because its a lowend consumer model it doesn't NEED C2D at all.

iW00t
Dec 22, 2006, 02:18 PM
Heh, I doubt the Mini will be updated very soon. After all, they just updated it fairly recently ago and because its a lowend consumer model it doesn't NEED C2D at all.

The Macbook is a lowend consumer model too :rolleyes:

JSchwage
Dec 22, 2006, 02:28 PM
The Macbook is a lowend consumer model too :rolleyes:Yes, but the Mac Mini doesn't have problems with heat. Also, the Macbook has never been under the $1,000 line.

ready2switch
Dec 22, 2006, 03:06 PM
Yes, but the Mac Mini doesn't have problems with heat. Also, the Macbook has never been under the $1,000 line.

I think Apple would be better to drop the mini back to "Under $500" rather than give it the C2D. It's all about marketing :D

Maxwell Smart
Dec 22, 2006, 03:10 PM
I think Apple would be better to drop the mini back to "Under $500" rather than give it the C2D. It's all about marketing :D

I agree, I think that 499 was the sweet spot, I've had people been put off by the increase :(

SkyBell
Dec 22, 2006, 03:15 PM
I agree, I think that 499 was the sweet spot, I've had people been put off by the increase :(

Didin't put me off.

However, It's true, either add core 2 duo, or drop the price. Make it a lot more disireable,

iW00t
Dec 22, 2006, 07:04 PM
Yeah, right now the only Mini that costs less than 499 is a Core Solo 1.5ghz from the refurbished store.

Surely Apple can do better than that :)

mkrishnan
Dec 22, 2006, 07:08 PM
Yeah, right now the only Mini that costs less than 499 is a Core Solo 1.5ghz from the refurbished store.

The "keep it real" part of me feels it necessary to just say that, whatever the possibility of the C2D landing in the Mini in the near future, it is far, far higher than the chance that Apple will push the Mini price down below five bills. They just don't have a lot of motivation to do that, especially considering how robust their sales are with their current premium pricing.

iW00t
Dec 22, 2006, 07:10 PM
The "keep it real" part of me feels it necessary to just say that, whatever the possibility of the C2D landing in the Mini in the near future, it is far, far higher than the chance that Apple will push the Mini price down below five bills. They just don't have a lot of motivation to do that, especially considering how robust their sales are with their current premium pricing.

Yes, but one can't help but dream.

At least with the rapid upgrade cycles the refurbished store is always well stocked with outdated but nonetheless still good macs.