Good catch. And the extra $2 for the mouse of his choice too.biscool said:
Yeah, I agree. Not many mini mac users are going to need that kind of ram. Just today I ran the following apps to see how much ram I was using of my 1GB on an iMac G5 17."biscool said:
Hopefully he wasn't trolling. Some regular members are doing a great job on the Mac mini in that regard.carlos700 said:Well for those who already have the accessories the price would be $499 for the 1.25 GHz or $599 for the 1.42 GHz. If you have a perfectly good monitor no need to by an eMac.
I think he is missing the purpose of the Mac mini -unless he is just trying to anger people.
I find that the whole OS X experience runs better with more RAM though. I don't care what the RAM monitor app says; 512 feels sluggish in places that a gig doesn't. Just my experience.sorryiwasdreami said:Yeah, I agree. Not many mini mac users are going to need that kind of ram. Just today I ran the following apps to see how much ram I was using of my 1GB on an iMac G5 17."
Do I need more ram?
Safari with 2 windows
Firefox with 8 tabs of Macrumors
7 instances of the finder
Quicktime with 2 movies
All those programs ran with 300MB ram to spare (of 1GB)! The average user will probably need 512mb to 768mb.
i agree...my 1 ghz g4 ibook w/768 ram feels sluggish at times, even though it says i have 300 mb of free ram...i even want to add another 2 gb of ram on my PM 2.0 because 2.5 gb just doesn't cut it these daysQCassidy352 said:I find that the whole OS X experience runs better with more RAM though. I don't care what the RAM monitor app says; 512 feels sluggish in places that a gig doesn't. Just my experience.
the 1099 imac has no optical, a 40gb pata hard drive, and a geforce 4 mx with 32mb vram! i dont think that's the regular imac lolAbstract said:Can you add the price of an extra 1GB of RAM, and the wireless, 2+ button mouse to the price of the iMac. And even with an EDU discount, I find that the price of the iMac 1.6GHz 17" model is $1199, not $1099.
If you can adjust the price of the iMac to account for all of the above, that would be great. You might also see our point.
Mac mini with educational discount: $479Winstonp said:Mac mini with edu discount -502$
Crucial 1 GB chip- $238
LCD 17' - 300$
Apple Keyboard-28$ taxed
Kensington Wireless mouse 30$ refurb.
iMac G5 1.6GHz/ 256MB/ 80GB/ Combo/ 56K/ 17-inch - 1,099
I saved a dollar!
Which means that it was a refurb, therefore much cheaper.(correct me if I'm wrong)Winstonp said:oh and the imac was the price in the special deals section.
Unfortunately, almost all of those cheap KB/Mice are PS/2, not USB. Plus, I have no problem with spending even $150 on a good KB/Mouse combo, considering its the most important part of your computer (can't use one without them) and you have to physically deal with them all the time.SodaPopMonster said:And yes, I think this guy is missing the point of the Mac mini-Also, i've seen keyboards at micro center for $9.99(and a mouse for $5)