New Mac Mini to use Atom?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by PilotWoo, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    With Intel announcing a Desktop Atom CPU today, do you think this will form the basis of a new (possibly cheaper) mac mini?
     
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    Lord Zedd

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    No. The Atom is too weak to be in a desktop computer and there is no advantage in conserving power with a computer that is always plugged in.
     
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    aaquib

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    Lord Zedd

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    Why you ask? Read this.

    http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7595&Itemid=40

    In other words, if you think the 1.5GHz CoreSolo MacMini was slow then an Atom mini would be painfully slow with anything other than internet browsing. By the way they describe it, performance would be about on par or worse than the last generation PowerMac G4.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Personally i think at some point in the future they'll be putting the atom in the appleTV, since it'd run a lot cooler than what they currently use in it, and it'll allow them to start using higher capacity SATA drives
     
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    Muncher

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    Sounds logical. :p
     

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