For those complaining, who was planing on buying a mini?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by badmofo9000, Feb 28, 2006.


Who is going to buy a Intel mac mini?

  1. I am.

    17 vote(s)
  2. I was but not with Integrated graphics.

    26 vote(s)
  3. I was but not at that price.

    9 vote(s)
  4. I was't planing on buying one anyway.

    31 vote(s)
  1. badmofo9000 macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2005
    Shores of Lake Michigan
    I am just curious for all those dissatisfied with the new Intel mac mini, where you actually planing on buying one? I am curious if Apple actual hurt there sales by using integrated graphics and uping the price.
  2. kant macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2004
  3. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    The graphics card could be nicer but tbh it wouldn't put me off given the rest of the spec.

    I don't play games or do any high end graphics stuff, just music.

    It'd be nice if there was an apple PVR application though. that would swing it for me and many others i suspect.
  4. AlmostThere macrumors 6502a

    Yes, I am / was planning on buying one.

    I probably still will but I am certainly going to wait for benchmarks and reviews to appear first and those might convince me not to buy.

    If the price had stuck or there was a decent graphics chip, I would have bought one already.

    By no means a lost of sale yet but very much wait and see.
  5. FarSide macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2006
    I can't wait for a review: Mac Mini Intel (Core Duo) vs "the unofficial" Mac mini G4 1.5GHz. If you get a G4 mini for a good price, you should run and kill to get one =) What's the Core Solo doing in a mac Steve...
  6. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    I wasn't planning on getting one simply because i didn't think they were coming out so soon. However i would love to replace my Mini with a more powerful model. Looking at the prices though it would be more practical for me to get a 17" iMac, which would be faster all round, and connect that up via DVI to my Dell 2005FPW which i'd use as my main screen. I'd love the higher specs of the 20" but i can't really justify having two 20" screens, even if i am in love with dual screen.

    More than likely it would be easier to sell a 17" iMac than the 20" version. Ah well still need to sell my SN25P before i can buy one though.
  7. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    We were honestly thinking of updating one of our mac mini's but the cost is shocking for performance you get.

    By the time we added a new keyboard, mouse, monitor, more ram and maxed out the hard drive it works out more expensive than the iMac 17" and that is far more powerful alround (bigger & faster HD, 128mb dedicated gfx, 1.83 core duo) and comes obviosuly with mnitor & keyboard/mouse...

    That's not right... Seriously apple need to sort out the prices or the place for the mac mini just dissapears into nothingness..... A future cube in the making?

    By the way the poll should include 'I was but not at that price or with integrated graphics' as both are as big negatives as eaxh other..
  8. Aeolius macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2002
    I'm still considering buying a few Mac Minis and connecting them to THESE , to run THIS.
  9. Gordy macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    I was going to get one but with integrated graphics and the price hike I'm going to get a refurb instead.
  10. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I was planning to order one as soon as the store came back up. I started putting my order together, then I saw that they had integrated graphics, and I stopped. I may still buy one, but I'm going to wait for reviews to come in. I don't play computer games (that's what a console is for), so integrated graphics may actually be alright for me. However, I'm going to wait to see what other people say.

    The price increase also put me off a little. If both models were $100 cheaper, I probably would have still ordered. As it is, I think I'll go for the Core Solo model, as the Core Duo model is nearly as expensive as an iMac, and I need a new monitor anyway, so that's going to raise the price even more.
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    So I shouldn't vote, because I am not complaining, right? I'm curious to see what this implies for the iBook, and how these things do in real-world stuff. I don't play games, but I do care about performance in Photoshop and so on. And I don't want any Mac that needs more cables than just the power cable. So no Mac Mini for me anyway. :)
  12. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2003
    New England
    I was ready to buy one if it was announced with a DVR feature. Since it does not have this yet, I will wait.
    The integrated graphics on the mini makes me think that the iBook will be the same.
    Oh well, better luck next product announcement!
  13. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    I too complained, but I bought one for my wife since it is still going to be much faster than the rev. a mini she currently has and because she uses her mini only for ilife and mail.

    I bought her the Duo with 2 gigs of memory and the 12 mb drive. For her, this is going to be a great Mac which she is going to love...
  14. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    Yes, the integrated graphics was an idiotic decision.

    But I bought a mini anyway. Not for me, but my wife. She will love the speed and won't have the faintest idea what integrated graphics is or does.
  15. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    Yeah this is the worry really isn't it?

    For a long time Apple haven't really differentiated the power and i lines of laptop, especially when talking of my favourite size, the 12". Looks like they might do this now.

    And yeah I wanted DVR capabilities too if I'm really gonna have this next to the TV.
  16. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    I was going to buy one yesterday. I have decided to hold off because of the graphics situation. Having said that, if it proves to be adequate, from my point of view, then I will still buy one. I am just waiting for some real world testing and benchmarks of the actual mini with that chipset in it.:)
  17. MacSA macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2003
    I suspect peoples objection to Integrated Graphics is more psychological than anything else. I think that people that buy one will be perfectly happy with it.
  18. tutubibi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2003
    Same here, I would buy Mini if only one has at least some basic PVR features. Or if FrontRow is more than iLife remote. I am not sure how would new mini work with EyeTV, maybe I can watch recordings with Movies FrontRow option. but I can definitely not use remote to change channels or access TV guide. :(

    Anyway, looks like Apple is trying to make people forget about broadcast content and move them to downloadable/streamed content. Well, I am not ready for that yet.
  19. i.Feature macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    It's close for me... If it was a bit closer to a complete media hup... recording and watching tv... it'd be ordered now...

    So now i'll just wait...
  20. wpwj40e macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    Yes. Was gonna buy one for playback/use in the family room. However the integrated graphics coupled with the current CPU will not handle 720p without dropping frames and given the notorious bad playback for this chipset for DVD at 480p, I would even question that.

    Do not play games (well...yes with an XBOX 360:)), however do play with photo's, audio and video and wanted the "roku" version for the family room.

    I absolutely think the other specs on the mini are fine - can live with the harddrive as I would connect another anyways. However, it really does not matter as the current specs on this chipset are known and have been for some time. Really do not understand why folks are arguing about it. There are tons of software solutions/hardware and other specs available all over the web that would tell you how this chipset will perform and what it can and cannot do.

    If it was to be for email, surfing the net, general low level tasks (not gonna even bring up Rosetta) into the discussion than it is fine and quite frankly the $599 should suffice for that. The higher end one is a bit expensive for just basic tasks - but thats just my opinion - it certainly will more than suffice for the average user that does NOT want to connect to their 720p TV and do media stuff.
  21. ziwi macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    Right back where I started...
    I was on board with the DVR capabilities built in, but alas - perhaps the next rev.

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