New mac mini has more USB than the new iMac?

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

  1. toonshorty macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2009
    It's all in the title, it almost sounds stupid...

    cheapest mac: 5 usb sockets
    2nd most expensive mac: 4 usb sockets

    I am just being stupid or is this totally against the laws of logic?!
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    Actually, the iMac comes with 5 usable ports as well (2 on the keyboard, 4 on the machine - with one used to connect the two together).
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    With that same logic, the Mini still has more ports.
  4. CalumC macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    Leeds, UK
    Only with an apple keyboard, remember that the mac mini is marketed on being BYOKBM.
  5. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    The Mini has always had more USB ports than the iMac.

    My CD iMac: 3 USB ports
    My C2D Mini: 4 USB ports
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    True for marketing, and I could add a USB hub as well and get 16 ports. That's not relevant really

    Just looking at the system by itself, with no added peripherals, the mini still has more ports.
  7. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    No, because the mini comes with five while the iMac comes with six. After market, you could skew that in either direction. Big deal.

    True, but so what? The iMac has a faster (&bigger) hard drive, graphics card, processor, comes with a monitor, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc. The complaint was that the low-end machine comes with an extra USB port (actual value, at 1/4 the price of a USB hub: about $5). Do the extras in the iMac not offset that?

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