Does anyone else find the new Mini to be somewhat insulting?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by coupdetat, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. coupdetat macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    I feel like Apple is really insulting my intelligence here. After so long of waiting for Mini updates, I think it's safe to say that many of us have been expecting a great update.

    Instead, what do we get?

    $600 for a machine with no keyboard, mouse, display, and 1GB of RAM. And look at what you get in the $800 version... 2GB and a larger hard drive. Are you kidding us, Apple?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. wakerider017 macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    Comes with Leopard and iLife.

    I would consider that a deal!

    Combine that with an education discount and the free printer deal, I would consider that a STEAL!
  4. cleric macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Well it's less insulting than the same price for a 667 Core2 , Combo Drive, 667 DDR2 and Intel GMA graphics.

    The combo drive was just a slap in the face.
  5. wakerider017 macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    I do have to agree with that. Apple kept that around WAYYYY too long. DVD burners are so cheap now-a-days.

    Especially did not like to see that in the old macbook.
  6. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2007
    Utica, NY
    You know what, no. Just no. If you don't like this revision after a year and a half of not being touched, just wait until 2011, or don't buy it at all.
  7. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    Insulting? That's an odd choice of words! Overpriced maybe. I would have expected a base model with maybe a slightly slower processor for £399 and a top end model for £549.
  8. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Faster, dual display, Firewire 800, 5 USB ports, drives a 30" Cinema Display, nice hard drive on the top end, far better graphics, Combo drive has finally gone, Mini DVI to DVI adapter in box.

    Looks good to me. Only bummer is the remote is now a BTO, and not enough RAM on the baseline.
  9. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    What were you expecting? The Mac Mini was never meant to be a high end system. The prices seem quite high, but then again, it is Apple, so nothing new there.
  10. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    Dual display is fantastic, and the 9400M is a real step forward. Throw in that the old Mini was just lame and it's reasonable.
  11. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    After trying Windows 7, I'm swayed less and less by the OSX argument.

    You know, I thought that too.... but just realized, with the last two Macs I bought, I can't recall burning ANYTHING. It's all on the NAS now.
  12. pjashley1 macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2007
    The specs and price weren't what I was hoping for after waiting for so long... but I was still first in line at the Regent St. store - 13W at idle is amazing.
  13. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    It's not "insulting" (I mean, come on!), but it is a little confusing. The components in the new mac mini have been in the macbook for 4 months now - if this is all they were going to do with it, why the wait? Because they didn't have enough chips to build both mac minis and macbooks until now, and they'd rather sell macbooks?

    Honestly, I don't get it. I mean the delay in mac pro updates, Ok - the chips they're using only just became available.

    All of that said, the new mini is a very tempting little fella. I'd love to get one to use with an eyetv (mac media center!).
  14. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    Palo Alto CA.
    The mac mini is just fine the way it is. It is a replacement to the emac.
    If it does not provide you with the power you need or want, don't buy it.

    Uses that are perfect for the mini.
    1. Media server
    2. Schools
    3. A second computer for general use in your home

    I will be buying this to replace my children's emac, in their room.
  15. robotartfashion macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    this is probably going to sound like a stupid question, but if you don't get the remote is the ir receiver still in the mini? i'm going to be using my harmony 880 with it for plex and need to know

    thanks! :)

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