My Ideal Mactel Mini

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  1. OCOTILLO macrumors regular

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    My ideal Mactel mini is as follows:
    1. Pentium M 2Ghz processor
    2. 1 Gb Memory
    3. 128 MB Video card
    4. 8x dual layer superdrive
    5. High rpm 80 Gig Hard Drive
    Software: All current Mac mini software plus a version of Virtual Windows that would permit switchers to use most of their Windows software. What do you think?
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I'm not seeing 1GB RAM standard or even the option for a 128MB card, sorry.

    Pentium M....not likely either I don't think.

    Your combination would be very nice though. I still like PPC. Heh.
     
  3. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Well that would be nice but I don't see a chance of that happening at all.
     
  4. brendel95 macrumors regular

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    Powerbook can have these spec maybe
     
  5. reberto macrumors 65816

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    I could see a 128 meg card on the very top line mini. Maybe a option?
     
  6. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    The Mini really deserves a lot of upgrades, and this is a pretty good list, mostly. Hard drive should be, minimum, 60GB standard. Memory needs to be upped as well. Bluetooth/Airport should both be standard options across the board.
     
  7. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    It does deserve some upgrades, many of which have been delivered--sort of. Once the random upgrade becomes standard the Mac Mini will only be sorely lacking in the GPU department.

    I suspect Apple will bridge the gap further between Mini and iMac following the exit of the eMac. Could be something like a high-end Mini or something new or perhaps nothing at all.
     
  8. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    I just want Apple to Apple-ize WINE and integrate it with Mac OS X 10.5 so the ability to run Windows apps is built in to every intel Mac.

    Then hardcore gamers can pay $5 for Cedega, a gaming-specific version with support for hundreds of major commercial games including new releases like Battlefield 2 and WoW.
     
  9. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    NO!!! That would be bad, bad, bad! If that was out of the box, what developer would develop for Mac OS X when developing for Windows worked, too? And using WINE doesn't take advantage of the stuff that makes OS X great... Hardware acceleration on most everything, etc.

    Remember OS/2 anyone?
     
  10. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Okay, good good point. Then I want a third party to package up WINE to make it user friendly, and Apple deny any support for that third party to prevent developers from doing what you said, so a user has to go hunt it down and find it if they want to run Windows apps.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'm not sure what the point of all these threads are, or why they are posted.

    However, to comment on what you said, 1 GB of RAM standard on a Mini will not happen for a long time.
     
  12. muffinman macrumors 6502

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    whats mactel?

    im sorry, i dont really know much... :eek: and i just wanted to know what mactel was.. thanks
     
  13. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    "Mactel" is a contraction of "Mac" and "Intel." Windows computers are often referred to as Wintel, so this is kind of a takeoff on that.
     
  14. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Next year Apple is switching to Intel processors, and Macs will have Intel processors in them. Therefore, we refer to the Macs with Intel processors as "Mactels".
     

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