the new mini Mac!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by vitruvius, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. vitruvius macrumors regular

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    hello everybody, its beens centurys since my last post here, but im back with this mockup of the upcoming $·%&·-mac or whatever its called the new "headless iMac" hope u like it,

    cheers,
     

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  2. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    Not bad! I have seen some really awful mockups, and this one looks pretty feasable. I don't that that it will be aluminum, that seems to be for pro models only, which a headless mac is not.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    It's OK... sort of like a powerbook on its end.
    Not entirely sure about the supporting bracket at the base.

    I think we're going to eventually see a white plastic-cased machine, though...
     
  4. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    Looks very cool, but I think it would be too easy to tip over. :cool:
     
  5. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    Not bad, but round the corners more, make it white, plastic, and don't show the grill to the fan on the front. Think imac G5/iPod mixed together.
     
  6. Peyote macrumors 6502a

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  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Looks good.

    But...it'd fall over ALL THE TIME, and I don't think they'd use the "pro" brushed metal/wire mesh look of the PM G5. Consumer products are white plastic.
     
  8. efoto macrumors 68030

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    What about just "mini" similar to the iPod mini which is now semi-affectionately referred to as "mini".

    I think it looks cool, although the above comments about stability and finish I have to agree with.

    Nice job.
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    If it is remotely close to this form factor, I would venture to guess that Apple would charge for the support dock :D

    Either way, it will probably be my next mac.
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    My headless Power Mac G4 is a pro model and is aluminium :)
     
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  12. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I am supposed to be able to take the first photos of of the iMac mini in the next couple of days. I will keep you all posted....
     
  13. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Expect this site to lock up then when you do... the ensuing traffic will be triffic.

    What's the deal? Or have you signed confidentiality clauses?
     
  14. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    It definitely needs to be able to "live" horizontally as well -- the better to inhabit stereo component racks.
     
  15. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    I really like the design. Nice work :)

    Only thing I would want to ad would be 2 front USB ports.

    But knowing Apple, they will not have any, and put the power button on the back. :rolleyes:
     
  16. vitruvius thread starter macrumors regular

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    update

    heres an update,
     

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  17. efoto macrumors 68030

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    The base looks a little more stable, perhaps fillet the edges though. Sharp corners like that are a no-no (at least in my line of work).

    It definately looks like a PBook on edge, but thats a cool look, well done :)
     
  18. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Nice stuff, I would buy one if I had they money and if they released it:)
    I wish Apple would be a little bit more open about these things...
     

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