do you think someone would buy this?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by iperson21, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. iperson21 macrumors regular

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    do you think someone would buy this?

    a mac mini, modded to fit in a "box" a a mini 10inch monitor? by mimo, the touch screen one?

    sorta like a mac mini mod?
     
  2. tpg macrumors regular

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    Do you have a picture? Having a tough time visualising it!
     
  3. iperson21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    it would sorta be like a netbook, except thicker, no battery, all cased in like a pollished wooden box. there would be cut-outs for the ports, so it could be used with a car charger->wall charger adapter so kids could watch a movie in the car? maybe ideal for people who have a blu-ray player, and want to be able to have their blu-ray movies for anywhere, like in the hotel, bring a hdmi cable with you, and wa-bam, you got portable netbook/dvd player/entertainment system/fully loaded mac with touch screen.

    but does anyone know of a battery for the "new, unibody" mac mini?

    how much do you think the selling value on ebay would be?

    link: http://speckyboy.com/2009/10/07/15-creative-mac-mini-mods-what-would-you-do-with-yours/
    go down to mac box
     
  4. tpg macrumors regular

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    I get you now! Thing is though, what would be the advantage of this over a laptop?
     
  5. tpg macrumors regular

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    Sorry - have you posted in the right thread? I'm afraid I don't understand.
     
  6. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Yes - two people.

    Depends on price really. But if you are buying all this at full retail, that will put a box at around $999 at least, $1299 if somebody wants to make ANY money.

    Why not just get an iPad? So what apps are going to be run on this?
     
  7. iperson21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i mean, its like 800-900 total, and you get basically the functionality of a full computer an iPad (touch screen), and a portable movie center, especially if you have a blu-ray ripper...
     
  8. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    The screen is $260 (and out of stock), the mini is $689. $950 just in parts (at retail).

    The screen is 1024×600.

    What are you going to do for power? Just drag an extension cord, or add some sort of battery pack. Add at least another $100 for a battery with a fair runtime.



    The iPad is 1024-by-768 and is $499 to $699. Can't you play BluRay rips on the iPad - with VLC or by transcoding to MP4?
     

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