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cherry su
Apr 25, 2008, 05:49 PM
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-inspiron-530/4505-3118_7-32953389.html?tag=prod.txt.1

Scroll down to the benchmarks. Mac mini leads nearly every single one except for the rendering one, where it gets smoked by the Acer quad core.

I think the mini they use (2.0GHz C2D) is the most expensive computer of the bunch.



qtx43
Apr 25, 2008, 09:03 PM
Probably has more to do with Vista being a dog than the mini's wonderful hardware. The cpu is fine, but a 5400rpm 120GB hard drive, builtin 950 graphics and 1GB ram is nothing to brag about for $800. I wish they'd just merge it the ApplyTV line, give it the slightly bigger footprint, and put in a desktop HD and a mid-range graphics card. Or better yet, a PCIe slot where you could stick in an upgrade card. Apple could even make you upgrade the power brick to be able to do that. They'd make money doing that. I don't think it's going to happen, but they could.

iDave
Apr 26, 2008, 12:50 AM
I wish they'd just merge it the ApplyTV line,...
But then AppleTV would cost $800.

spork183
Apr 26, 2008, 12:59 AM
But then AppleTV would cost $800.

no, the new apple mini quadcore with appleTV capability would cost $800...

Wait, is that a pig I see flying?

qtx43
Apr 26, 2008, 01:25 AM
no, the new apple mini quadcore with appleTV capability would cost $800...

Wait, is that a pig I see flying?Yes, a cute little chubby pink porker with fluffy white wings and delicate hooves. I believe I heard a plaintive "squeeeeea!?" just after he was launched from the trebuchet but before he landed painfully among the dashed hopes.

err404
Apr 28, 2008, 04:27 PM
They need to keep a cheap TV head device for the living room. For most people a mini is over kill for just that function. For the power user, the current mini is almost replacement for the Apple TV. Apple just needs to add the missing functionality to Leopards Frontrow.