Mac Mini Questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by adamb100, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. adamb100 macrumors regular

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    1st off... Are there any planned Mac Mini revisions comming out?
    2. Would it be good to wait for MacTel or go for PPC?
    3. Is there anyway if I ask a apple rep, that they will include a super drive for free? :p

    Thanx.
     
  2. digitalmatty macrumors newbie

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    they wouldn't give you a superdrive for free unless you got the top end model...they don't have flexibility with their pricing; it's either pay for it or don't get it! :p

    I'd buy one now, unless you feel like being a guinea pig for 1st gen apple intel machines...although if they boosted the vram/gpu that'd be aight in my eyes...basically go with what everyone is saying; "If you need it buy it now"
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Only Apple knows, and they aren't telling. Conventional wisdom is that the Mini is ripe for a Pentium M chip sometime in 2006.

    Depends entirely on what you need if for and how long you are prepared to wait. If you need a Mac now, get it now.
    Not a chance in #=!!. Nice try tho' :p
     
  4. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Well, I want one one but dont need it now... I have been wondering whether to get PPC or Intel also. I reccommend getting PPC because at this point in time they are more stable because of the software available for them. By this point in time, I mean the day Intel Macs are released.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Non-issue.
    Accordian to Apple every program that runs on PPC OSX today will run on OSX MacTel.

    Since you don't have legacy OS9 software you are carrying forward, you should't be concerned on the software score.
     
  6. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    True, I worded it wrong. I mean that some applications wont be available for Intel right away. Also, the program Rosetta that lets you run PPC apps on the Intel processors will slow down some apps so you are better off buying a PPC model.
     
  7. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know Rosetta does not emulate Altavec "Velocity Engine". So basically only programs that will run on a G3 will run on a X86
     

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