Bob the Answer Guy Disses Mini

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by 512ke, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. 512ke macrumors 6502a

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    OK, I know this is fan boyish. But. Please join me in voting the following dumb review OFF the Mini page @ Amazon.com. Right now it occupies the #1 spot. It just BUGS me. Thank you for your time. 512ke.



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    Not as inexpensive as you think.., January 26, 2005

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    Not as inexpensive as you think....

    You would need the following upgrades to make it a semi usable computer....

    1 GB RAM upgrade $325 (A 1GB Upgrade for a Dell PC would cost $75)
    Hard drive from 40GB to 80GB $90 ($17 for a Dell PC)
    Wireless/Bluetooth upgrade $100 ($25 upgrade for PC's)

    That makes this $500 Mac into a $1000 plus box and you still need a Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor!!

    You can buy a 3.2 Ghz Shuttle PC (small form factor PC) w/1GB RAM/DVD RW/ 250GB HD/128 MB video/ 802.11g Wireless for less then $1000.

    The video card in the mini is a joke. Good for web and word only.

    If you must be one of the 3% of the world that use a Mac, get something that actually is useful (Like a Duel Power Mac G5 - Although a have decent configured one will set you back at least $4000 with a monitor.).


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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    To make it a little easier on everybody that wants to help 512ke's effort, here's a link to the offending page. I don't have an Amazon.com account, which you need to say whether or not you found the review helpful. I'm not sure if the "Report this" function also requires an account.
     
  3. 512ke thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, wrldwzrd89, for humoring my insanity. :)

    I'd truly hate to see anyone on the fence not buy a mini due to a review obviously written by someone who has never touched the actual product.

    (By the way in the last 15 minutes the negative hits doubled.)
     
  4. csubear macrumors 6502a

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  5. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    My own personal computing preferences aside, what that guy wrote isn't a review. On that basis I reported it as inappropriate.

    Now I can put my own preferences back and say that the guy is a jackass, that he's wrong, and that he's "not getting it." Mostly he's a jackass--the kind that makes my life as Mac user difficult.
     
  6. 512ke thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now it's up to 25 negative hits, from 7.

    The power of collective action.

    This nutso Mac fan will sleep easier...
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yeah...

    Has anyone here actually used the Mac Mini? I used one at the store where I used to work and the 1.42ghz model (with 512 ram) was FASTER (mostly GUI stuff, but hey, it's a start) than my rev c 15" 1.33ghz powerbook with 768 ram. I was astounded, saddened and in sudden need for the TINY computer (the ads don't nearly do it justice).
     
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  9. 512ke thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, it looks like the negative votes just took it down.

    A small but good thing.

    Cool.
     
  10. dejo Moderator

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    Anybody notice this on that Amazon listing page:

    Oh, man. Too funny!
     
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    Wow, doesn't seem like to took much (negative) voting to bring down the Amazon voting system...
     
  12. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    i couldn't agree more!
     
  13. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Negative vs. Positive.

    That review had waayyyy too many negatives to remain. Or it was noticed and deleted.
     
  14. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I want to ask Bob the Answer Guy where I can upgrade my PC with wireless 802.11g AND Bluetooth for $25.
     
  15. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    du·el ** *P***Pronunciation Key**(dl, dy-)
    n.
    A prearranged, formal combat between two persons, usually fought to settle a point of honor.

    This guy is a moron.
     
  16. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    I used on in the Apple Store, it was surprisingly fast and tiny or should I say Mini. :p
     
  17. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    Typing this on one right now, hooked up to my tv. :)

    And I am loving it!

    This is my first mac, so I guess they got the job done in gettin this pc user to switch over to a mac (not fully switch, still have my desktop and laptop for other uses).
     
  18. carpet macrumors member

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    I really like the mini as well the only gripe i have is on using Expose with the 20 plus inch apple displays. Its kind of jagged looking because of the ati 9200 but other than that its pretty darn cool
     

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