Mac Mini Released

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As rumored, Apple released a low-end headless Mac... the Mac Mini. The newest Mac offers the following features

1.25GHz G4 or 1.4GHz G4 for $499 or $599
6.5 inches wide and 2 inches tall
2.9 pounds
Up to 1GB of Memory supported (comes with 256MB)
ATI Radeon 9200
iLife '05
Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor sold seperately

Available at the Apple Store
 

AdamZ

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Feb 15, 2004
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All together now, "WOW!"

The cube has returned to us. The only thing that sucks about it is that I may have to buy three of them for all close friends and family. We love you Apple!
 

Digipimp

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Jun 17, 2003
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soon to be the best selling personal computer of 2005 and the best selling mac and personal computer ever
 

Zaty

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Mar 14, 2004
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Great job Apple

It's in credible. Let's hope it attracts a lot of switchers. It's great that you even get a lot of software. Even AW is included. :D
 

tom.96

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Jun 13, 2003
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For the price this really is amazing. All that top software alone must be worth the asking price. Add a computer like that in to the deal and... wow.

Prediction: This is going to fly off the shelves. :D
 

DaleMox

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Jan 11, 2005
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I guess no xMac for now... oh well. Definitely a better name then "Mac mini" although I guess it benefits for the "iPod mini" relationship...

Dale
 

tsk

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Jan 14, 2004
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Looks nice.

Just a few negatives I see:

Edu discount only $20 :(

Only 1 DIMM slot and I'm guessing it's laptop memory so expensive to get to 1GB RAM (and RAM must be installed by Apple authorized...). If it's regular memory, it's no problem.

I also wonder if the HD is a laptop drive.

But all in all, looks pretty good.
 

Deefuzz

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Jan 27, 2004
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bummer its not a G5, but who cares!?!? That is VERY awesome, and at that price how could it NOT attract more switchers??

Anyone have any thoughts on if this would be a decent media center solution to hook up to a TV? Its small and affordable and would look great on top of my cable box! :D
 

Booga

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Aug 8, 2002
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look at the options

With optional wireless and optional s-video/composite out for the video port, you can see where they're going with this thing...
 

tsk

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rogerw said:
just trying to find out if i can add extra ram myself w/o destroying it and then its time to hit the plastic - possibly

Without destroying it? Quite possible.

But the specs mentioned that RAM had to be added by an authorized dealer.
 

schatten

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Sep 17, 2003
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Power brick?

I haven't seen any pics of the power supply for this thing. Hopefully it's just the familiar one we've see for the iBooks & PowerBooks, not that mnster from the Cube.
 

jaw04005

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OMG! All I can say is *wow*. I wasn't in the market for a new desktop mac until my AppleCare runs out in May on my iMac G4. But, I purchased one anyway. I mean c'on for 6x the cost of iLife '05 you can have a new "fairly fast" G4 Mac. I'm super excited!
 

karlb

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Nov 21, 2004
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Smashing

Hot damn, what a lovely design, and a great price too.

I dont need one, I have nothing I can think of using it for, I have no space on my desk... sod it, I'll buy two! :D

Well, when the apple site calms down a bit, the uk store is maxed out busy.
 

stevesien

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Mini Mac, 32 MB graphics card WTF

What are they thinking, this thing looks great but can't chose a better graphics card?? this is a 5 yr old card, barely enough to run OSX. Forget any games, forget Garageband. With the also outdated G4.
You can internet and word process, maybe a little Iphoto.

Too bad it puts Apple right back to underpowered TOY status.

Steve
 

anthonymoody

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Aug 8, 2002
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Well, count me among the switchers. I just pulled the trigger (took about a million firefox attempts to get all the way through the checkout process so I think I'm not alone!) Here's my config:

Mac mini 1.42GHz
Part Number: Z0B8
Accessory kit
Internal Bluetooth + AirPort Extreme Card
80GB Ultra ATA drive
Combo Drive
56K v.92 Modem
512MB DDR333 SDRAM - 1 DIMM
Mac OS X - U.S. English
Estimated ship: Deliver by Jan 22nd
Delivered within 5 business days after shipping
1

I really wanted to get the gig of RAM but it was like $300+ more than the 512 upgrade so I'll have to make due. Should be no problem for my usage I'd think (and hope...)

TM