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Old Dec 20, 2012, 02:25 AM   #26
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If you think of the Thunderbolt display as a monitor and a hub at this time there is no better option to get a good ips panel + second TB + Ethernet + FW800 + 3 USB...
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 03:34 PM   #27
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If you think of the Thunderbolt display as a monitor and a hub at this time there is no better option to get a good ips panel + second TB + Ethernet + FW800 + 3 USB...
Also a camera right?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:42 PM   #28
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:40 PM   #29
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How easy is it to stuff a monitor, speakers and other paraphernalia into a back pack to carry on a motorcycle, or ship the same across an ocean?

I suppose not obvious to some geek with a room full of computer stuff, though plainly obvious to a simple itinerant used to moving light.
Sounds like a fun lifestyle, you on the other hand need some tuning.
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Sounds like a fun lifestyle, you on the other hand need some tuning.
This sounds like an insult which I don't quite get, simple old chappie that I am. Please explain.

On topic, it was only when the Mac Mini came along that I acquired a computer. It is easily transportable, but not portable. I am not a geek that wants a computer with me at all times, but I did want something easy to move the guts of, and set up again when I move on. I guess a few others do too.

The other advantage of a modular system is that you can upgrade / update the components as needs or desires dictate. With an iMac in general you have to front funds to replace the lot.
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This sounds like an insult which I don't quite get, simple old chappie that I am. Please explain.

On topic, it was only when the Mac Mini came along that I acquired a computer. It is easily transportable, but not portable. I am not a geek that wants a computer with me at all times, but I did want something easy to move the guts of, and set up again when I move on. I guess a few others do too.

The other advantage of a modular system is that you can upgrade / update the components as needs or desires dictate. With an iMac in general you have to front funds to replace the lot.
How easy is it to stuff a monitor, speakers and other paraphernalia into a back pack to carry on a motorcycle, or ship the same across an ocean?

I suppose not obvious to some geek with a room full of computer stuff, though plainly obvious to a simple itinerant used to moving light.


This kinda of a slap don't ya think
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:33 PM   #32
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I bought an iMac 3 years ago for my first mac. I wish I had spent more time researching about the mac mini because my iMac is overkill and I don't like how it's built all-in-one. I do plan on buying a mac mini as my next computer whenever that may be, especially since the newer ones are as powerful as my i7 iMac.
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I do plan on buying a mac mini as my next computer whenever that may be
Me too. I liked the all-in-one format when I got my first iMac. When the time came to get a new computer, I just got another iMac without even considering the mini. I just dismissed it offhand. The shortcomings of the new iMac, though, has forced me to have a serious look at the mini. I don't need a new computer now, but I think my next computer will most likely be a mini. (But who knows what Apple will do to future releases of either that may sway my decision.)
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