Mini look a like PC - MacRumors Forums
Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Archive > Archives of Old Posts > Macintosh Computers

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 21, 2005, 08:23 PM   #1
JW8725
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: UK
Mini look a like PC

Check out these mac mini look a like PCs

http://www.hoojum.com/index.php
JW8725 is offline   0
Old May 21, 2005, 08:26 PM   #2
TMA
macrumors 6502a
 
TMA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: England
To be fair, that kind of PC case (based on mini-atx?) has been around a hell of a lot longer than the Mac mini. I think they were even available before the cube.

Still, it is butt ugly
__________________
Posting from a Macbook 5.1 (Unibody)
On the move: iPhone 3G (8Gb)
TMA is offline   0
Old May 21, 2005, 08:32 PM   #3
Daveway
macrumors 68040
 
Daveway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: New Orleans / Lafayette, La
Send a message via AIM to Daveway
Are you sure? I don't see a resemblance.
__________________
Spare me my life.
Daveway is offline   0
Old May 21, 2005, 08:34 PM   #4
mad jew
Moderator emeritus
 
mad jew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
It looks like a portable fridge. I wonder if the cooling system's efficient enough to keep my lettuces crisp.
__________________
Some things are better mad...
mad jew is offline   0
Old May 21, 2005, 08:51 PM   #5
macbaseball
macrumors 6502a
 
macbaseball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern California
Quote:
Originally Posted by mad jew
It looks like a portable fridge. I wonder if the cooling system's efficient enough to keep my lettuces crisp.
Lol. I agree with the previous post. I don't see the resemblance. Just because it's smaller doesn't mean it's the exact same. Did Apple copy the Suffle, because small MP3 players have been out for a while.
macbaseball is offline   0
Old May 21, 2005, 08:54 PM   #6
alexstein
macrumors 6502a
 
alexstein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by mad jew
It looks like a portable fridge. I wonder if the cooling system's efficient enough to keep my lettuces crisp.

now that is funny. i do not see any resemblance either. it's big and bulky compared to a mac mini.
alexstein is offline   0
Old May 21, 2005, 08:57 PM   #7
zap2
macrumors 604
 
zap2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington D.C
it looks like more 4 mac mini's on top of each other (And even after that they do not have much in common
__________________
"We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." Will Rogers
zap2 is offline   0
Old May 21, 2005, 08:57 PM   #8
unfaded
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
I see a resemblance.

...to my toaster.
__________________
Carpe Diem,
Jer Mendonsa
unfaded is offline   0
Old May 21, 2005, 10:45 PM   #9
JW8725
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: UK
guys check out the other models that they sell. They do a smaller one.

Pic of other version

Last edited by JW8725; May 21, 2005 at 10:48 PM.
JW8725 is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 12:17 AM   #10
unfaded
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
That still doesn't look like a frickin' mini. They've been selling PCs like this for years.
__________________
Carpe Diem,
Jer Mendonsa
unfaded is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 12:21 AM   #11
Daveway
macrumors 68040
 
Daveway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: New Orleans / Lafayette, La
Send a message via AIM to Daveway
Its almost like 2000 A Space Odyssey and Mars.
__________________
Spare me my life.
Daveway is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 01:35 AM   #12
shadowmoses
macrumors 68000
 
shadowmoses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Mini's still look better but those look nice compared to all the other SFF PC's around these days
shadowmoses is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 01:38 AM   #13
PlaceofDis
macrumors Core
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
not much of a resemblance really. ports on front and whatnot, too shinny as well

meh
__________________
dim my eyes on the waves of confessions...
PlaceofDis is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 01:43 AM   #14
Platform
macrumors 68030
 
Platform's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daveway
Are you sure? I don't see a resemblance.
Agree..if this is the best they can do....well then they have a logn way to go
__________________
Aluminium Macbook | 20" iMac G5 (iSight)
Platform is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 02:02 AM   #15
savar
macrumors 68000
 
savar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: District of Columbia
Send a message via AIM to savar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Platform
Agree..if this is the best they can do....well then they have a logn way to go
The appeal is to kiddos who want to take gaming rigs to their friends house for a LAN party. Add an LCD monitor and its pretty easy to move the whole rig. Among that group, I'm sure that the flashy shoebox look gets ducats. This is the same group who like to build custom case mods out of lexan and blue LEDs, or put an LCD screen in a drive bay. Lots of fun stuff to do, but nothing useful or aesthetically pleasing.

As others have said, this form factor has been around a lot longer than the Mini.
__________________
Mehce
savar is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 09:45 AM   #16
Yvan256
macrumors 601
 
Yvan256's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canada
To be fair, those cases have been available LONG before the Mac mini came out. And in fact, I do see the Mac mini being copied on those cases!

If you don't see it, imagine putting one of those, face down, then cutting it in half (vertically). Voilą, Mac mini.

Of course we're only talking about the cases here. The C3 (Mini/Nano-ITX) doesn't stand a chance against a G4.
Yvan256 is online now   0
Old May 22, 2005, 11:04 AM   #17
Maxiseller
macrumors 6502a
 
Maxiseller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Little grey, chilly island.
I actually quite like it!

(Ducks for fear of flying venom)

It's not as cute as the mini though obviously - its twice the size, but it's a damn sight better than the rip off of the G5 esq PC tower posted in forums today!
Maxiseller is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 01:07 PM   #18
ChemicalGeoff
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Coventry, UK
Yes those cases HAVE been around for ages and they have all the lack of easy upgrade that the mac mini posesses without actually being as small or practical. We have 2 at work and it's actually HARDER to find somewhere for it, it takes up lots of room on the desk still, but can just be dumped on the floor like a standard tower.

Useless!
ChemicalGeoff is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 04:32 PM   #19
Mr_Ed
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North and east of Mickeyland
Reminds me of a toaster my parents had when I was a kid . . . FUGLY!
__________________
MacPro[3.33GHz 6-core, 24GB RAM, 2x1TB, EVGA GTX 670 SC, 30 in. Cinema Display, ASUS 25" HD Monitor], MacPro[2x2.66GHz 2-core,4GB RAM, 1TB+2x500GB, Radeon 4870]
Mr_Ed is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 05:51 PM   #20
satty
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: You can't beat Wellington on a good day
I also thought of my toaster...

... just missing the slots on top.

My toaster

[Edit]
Can someone confirm the "Output per hour" number???
[/Edit]

Last edited by satty; May 22, 2005 at 05:53 PM.
satty is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 06:00 PM   #21
Mitthrawnuruodo
Moderator
 
Mitthrawnuruodo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Bergen, Norway
My toaster also looks more like Mac than that shiny case. At least mine is in brushed steel:



__________________
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it; those who fail to learn history correctly... why, they are simply doomed.
Mitthrawnuruodo is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 06:19 PM   #22
iMeowbot
macrumors 601
 
iMeowbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
i made a ham sandwich the other day and noticed that it looked a lot like Mac mini.
iMeowbot is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 06:42 PM   #23
Jo-Kun
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Antwerp-Belgium
my LaCie drive looks allso like a mini... hmm did lacie copy that design before the mini was around??

yesterday I went to buy a packet of chewing gum and was surprised about the similarity in size/weight as an iPod shuffle...

and other manufacturers using metal/silver colored cases... widescreen displays... yes even DVI??

lol stop being paranoid get a life I would say... those shuttle PC's are here for some years now (I think even before the first CUBE -don't hit me when I'm wrong about this date -)

harddrive MP3 players... had one before the first iPod was born

everybody is ripping from everybody, but just face it: when apple designs it it looks nice and you want it on top of your desk (still have to see the first mac wich is shoved under a desk), when a PC manufacturer designs it: you think about the nice closet you saw to hide it in...
__________________
G5 2x1.8Ghz,CrapBook CoreDuo,Macmini 1.5G4;iPod 3g 30GB,Shuffle 1GB,Nano 8GB;iPod Touch 2nd gen 8GB; iPad 16GB;AirPort Extreme-Nhttp://www.jovdm.be
Jo-Kun is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 07:05 PM   #24
brap
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Nottingham
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChemicalGeoff
Yes those cases HAVE been around for ages and they have all the lack of easy upgrade that the mac mini posesses without actually being as small or practical.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves, shall we?

I had a Shuttle (SB51G -- Intel 855, ICH4, and whatnot). AGP, PCI and socketed processor. It wasn't particularly quiet, but I had an amazingly fast machine for video encoding and gaming. It was quiet and unobtrusive, and this was 2 years before the Mini.

The Hoodjum cases, whilst not Mac Minis, are for a completely different market. Just because it's not an Apple doesn't automatically make it crap.
__________________
( just visiting )
brap is offline   0
Old May 22, 2005, 07:53 PM   #25
Church
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Alabama
Why would you want to get one of those toasters when you could get a fragbox? http://www.falcon-nw.com/fragbox.asp (Ooohhh Lights!)
Church is offline   0


 
MacRumors Forums > Archive > Archives of Old Posts > Macintosh Computers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPhone 4 vs Galaxy SIII Mini vs Bear Pro vs HTC One Mini PajamaPants Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices 61 Jul 19, 2013 11:37 AM
iPad Mini: Logitech Ultrathin Mini Bluetooth Keyboard + iPad Mini seems pretty amazing!!! waa1futs iPad Accessories 30 Feb 16, 2013 11:34 PM
iPad Mini: Traded my black and slate 32 gb wifi mini for a white 16gb verizon mini. Jacoblee23 iPad 16 Nov 20, 2012 08:58 PM
Mac mini early 2009 woth the upgrade to lastest mini? kev2012 Mac mini 3 Nov 19, 2012 10:53 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC