Should the Mini bundle with a keyboard and mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by lilcosco08, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Do you think the Mini should start to bundle with a keyboard and mouse?
     
  2. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    Yes I think that would be a great advantage, at least a wired version.
     
  3. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    definitely, or at least sell the keyboard and mouse cheaper when you buy a mini.
     
  4. indg macrumors 6502

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    many people buy a mini specifically because it doesn't come with any peripherals.

    from the mini's marketing page:
    Because Mac mini is so small, it can be just about anything you want it to be. And be amazing at it, too. Officially, Mac mini is a desktop computer. But because it can go places no other desktop can go, it’s been used everywhere from boats to server rooms, as the heart of an entertainment center — and even to power robots.

    apple also uses the mini's lack of peripherals to upsell you to the imac which includes everything.
     
  5. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    Okay so how do they expect you to use it?
     
  6. indg macrumors 6502

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    with an existing keyboard, mouse and display you already have. if using as a server, you may only need a k/m/d for the initial setup and then unplug everything, or just connect over the network using remote desktop software. same for htpc, but use a display and remote afterwards.

    remember, the initial marketing appeal for the mini when it first came out in 2005 was BYOKMD (bring your own keyboard, mouse, display) or something like that.
     
  7. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    i agree about the upselling of the imac.
    For me i find it very hard to use a mac without an apple keyboard.
    you shouldn't have to pay full price for a apple keyboard when you buy a mini.
     
  8. zildjansg macrumors 6502

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    ..that would be great if they will include those 2 of the most important peripherals.:D
     
  9. Arline macrumors regular

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    Bundling Mac Mini with keyboard and mouse = Forcing people to pay the extra $70 for keyboard and mouse.

    I like Mac Mini because it's cheap and without any accessory. If people need keyboard/mouse they can pay them themselves..
     
  10. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    No. The Apple mouse and keyboard stink.

    If they can do it very cheaply - then it might be OK.
     
  11. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    BYOK. BYOM.

    Simple. Cost effective for the consumer. Choice of peripherals.
     
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Especially since everyone has their own favorite keyboards and mice! I'm not fond of either apple keyboards or mice, so why make me pay extra for something I'm not going to use?
     
  13. keekl macrumors regular

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    Agree~~and it helps with the "transition" that I was able to use my old keyboard (which is pretty nice one after all) though I did mark "CMD" and "OPT" under the corresponding Window keys:D

    I don't use many keyboard shortcuts~if I did then a mac keyboard might be a better deal but this old dog is past learning new tricks.
     
  14. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    Definitely. At the price that it is now it should include the wireless keyboard and magic mouse. After adding those two it is quite a bit more expensive! [​IMG]
     
  15. qwerty808 macrumors member

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    no way.

    if i want them, i can buy separately.
     
  16. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    It's originally lunched to temp PC users to explore the darker Mac side...
    and most PC users have keyboards and mice, right? So why not recycle them?
     
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  18. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    At $700, it sure as he'll better have a mouse/keyboard and/or Apple Remote included.

    The Mini has gotten way way too expensive.

    A C2D still??? Really Apple?

    This machine at this price isn't getting any "pc switchers" and it is way too expensive for HTPC use. Not to mention that C2D may still not play all 1080 smoothly.

    Beautiful case. That's about it.
     

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