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destroyboredom
May 11, 2003, 01:34 AM
I'm not sure how many people follow the pc world, but I deal with it everyday at my job working inside sales for a national computer parts disti. anyhow, there seems to be a growing market for micro pc's or media center pc's (sorry if this topic has been discussed), alienware has them now as well as a small company called shuttle. Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on these and do you think it will make apple consider a reincarnation of the cube? Below are a few links.

http://www.fic.com.tw/product/sff/mini/ice-cube.aspx

http://us.shuttle.com/specs2.asp?pro_id=85

mnkeybsness
May 11, 2003, 10:52 AM
i don't think too many people really want them...like the cube, they just aren't very easy to upgrade and therefore, in just a couple years, almost useless. [note the "almost", depending on what they are used for]. i really don't see the point...why not just get a mid-size tower with the same options in it--it would probably be cheaper in the long run.

vniow
May 11, 2003, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by mnkeybsness
...like the cube, they just aren't very easy to upgrade and therefore, in just a couple years, almost useless.

Those little Shuttles are in fact very upgradeable since they not only have a full size AGP slot but a full size PCI as well, they have the latest chipsets so the processor can be upgraded until it changes, and they can take up to 2GB of DDR RAM so yeah, I do think they're pretty easy to upgrade.