Apple Releases New Mac Mini

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Alongside new iBooks today, Apple also released the first update to the Mac mini line.

The updated Mac mini comes with 512MB of RAM and built in wireless options:

1.25GHz G4, 512MB RAM, 40GB HD, Combo Drive, $499
1.42GHz G4, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD, Combo Drive, Airport Extreme and Bluetooth, $599
1.42GHz G4, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD, Super Drive, Airport Extreme and Bluetooth, $699



 

carta

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May 21, 2002
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Mac mini hasn't edged up in performance

Looks like the same machine that my local indie store was selling, but now cheaper because the wireless and boosted memory extras are thrown in.

Faster hard drive, better graphics card?

Doesn't look like it. Too badl
 

Yvan256

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Jul 5, 2004
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JFreak said:
and still no optical audio output, and only radeon 9200 graphics :(
Forget "optical audio output", only the PowerMacs have that! (and iMacs?)

Anyway, of course all the specs are the same: it's only a RAM/BTO options upgrade on the line (so, no new CPU/GPU since it's the same motherboard as before).
 

Gordy

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May 22, 2005
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Absolutly terrible update, completly pointless, if thats all apple are going to do till the intels come out they are in deep trouble.
 

Fabio_gsilva

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Apr 14, 2005
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More Mini = Less Money

This update it's nothing to anvy, but still a very good value for the money. Airport, Bluetooth and Superdrive, plus 512 mb Ram, for just $100 bucks extra it's a really nice deal, indeed.

Fábio.
 

joecool85

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Mar 9, 2005
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Looks like I'll be buying a new PC this fall and not a new mac. But the good news is I'll also be upgrading my old PM. So, then I'll have two OS X machines even though the mini won't be one of them yet.
 

MacSA

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.....except they increased the price in the UK, you have to pay for that 256mb of extra RAM.

WORST UPDATE EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:
 

obiwan

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Jun 7, 2004
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How is this a 'new' Mac Mini?

Please can someone explain how this is a 'new' mac mini. - Surely it's the old one with a bit more RAM.
 

andiwm2003

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Mar 29, 2004
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so that are the exciting things that steve said are in the pipeline.

well, i think that is predictive for all other updates till the intel switch. minor speedbumps, more ram, extras become standards.

that means i will order a powermac soon because i expect only minor changes to them as well.

and the machines are still good and worth their money. they are just not really exciting anymore.

andi
 

the.snitch

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Its still nice of Apple to be throwing in an extra 256mb of ram plus airport for no price increase. We should be happy.

The lack of updated graphics or no extra features - optical out, front USB, ipod docks etc etc would be because they still have alot of the motherboards hanging around, so they just gave us more for the same price, and they can keep the same parts.

Looking forward: I expect next revision to have at least 64mb GFX radeon 95xx or better. Maybe some of those extra features we've all wanted too :)
 

DGFan

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Mar 28, 2003
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I am wondering if they fixed the intolerably slow HD performance I have been reading about....obviously that will be a wait-and-see thing.

:eek:
 

eekleefeld

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Jul 18, 2002
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Cause and effect

Gordy said:
Absolutly terrible update, completly pointless, if thats all apple are going to do till the intels come out they are in deep trouble.
You've got the cause and effect all wrong. It's because they're at the point of doing updates like this that they're in turn doing the Intel migration.
 

MacWeenie

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Jun 30, 2005
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Shocked...

I'm very disappointed. Now, don't get me wrong, I didn't expect to see an Intel mini or a dual-core Freescale or a 1.8 ghz G4 or some other huge improvement.

But I DID expect at least 64mb graphics.

:mad:

MacWeenie was ready to buy. Now?? Who knows.
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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Wow I was going to get one for my dad, but I think I'm going to wait. I wouldn't even consider this an update. Inflation just made this mini even more expensive to own than the first one.
 

Gordy

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By the time you put the modem back in the price for the full spec'd one is exactly the same just with 512mb of ram. Seeing as I want to run 1gb and NOT buy it from apple (£129 for ram costing £60 max takes the piss ) this isn't an update its a joke. And a bad one at that.