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Would the following do what you need?http://www.amazon.com/Inateck®-Bluetooth-Wireless-Compatible-Playback/dp/B00N2E3ZHGhttp://www.amazon.com/ORICO-BTA-402-Bluetooth-Adapter-Controller/dp/B00AKO7XOW
There's a threshold with component prices that determines which ones are used at which price points. DRAM prices rose last year due to the fire at the Hynix plant.http://www.computerworld.com/article/2485327/data-center/dram-prices-up-35--since-china-fab-plant-fire.htmlPC demand has also dropped a bit. Mobile technology is causing supply constraints due to the high volume - that might be why they went with LPDDR3.If you take a 30% gross margin from $500, you get $350...
We tried to estimate it in the past from Apple's average desktop prices - Apple split the numbers out a couple of years ago. It's tricky that way as you have to guess the ASP of all the other models.One of the most revealing stats was when Tim said the iMac was responsible for a 700k unit shortfall out of an expected 4.8m units:http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/01/tim-cook-on-the-imac-cannibalization-is-a-huge-opportunity-for-us/We know from the split numbers years ago...
There's still a choice, just not Bose:http://store.apple.com/us/product/H9720ZM/A/sennheiser-momentum-headphoneshttp://store.apple.com/us/product/HD620ZM/A/bowers-wilkins-p7-over-ear-headphoneshttp://store.apple.com/us/product/HB149ZM/A/bang-olufsen-earset-3i-headphones
Those same chips are used in the 2014 13" MBP:http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarksThe i5 gets 6629, the i7 gets 7190. They are averages though so there will be a range of results depending on how the test is run.I agree, I would have liked to see a quad-i7 with Iris Pro but like I say, Apple knows their buyers. The target audience for the Mac mini is the low-end PC market that has an ASP of ~$500. A quad-i7 would require a different socket so they'd have a...
They'd have to abandon the fanless design with the Air though. I reckon that would be a bigger selling point. Totally silent operation no matter what you do, no more of the following even while gaming:If they match Iris at ~6W, that would be a pretty nice casual, silent gaming machine:The battery ratings are based on a lower average than peak but given the crazy drop possible, they could actually do 24 hours. The 13" Air is rated at 12 hours with a 54Watt-hour battery so...
Everybody should have SSDs.But it would cost $100 more and that option is available. If someone feels that 4GB isn't a high enough minimum, they click on the base model and switch to 8GB for $100 more.You are either saying that Apple should have kept the entry price at $599 or they should ship a $499 machine with 8GB of memory and take the hit on their profits. The first results in lower sales, the second results in lower profits. They only make $125 net profit on them so...
There's no reason to pay for the $300 i7 upgrade though. The i5-4278U scores ~6600 in Geekbench just like the comparison i5-4570R, the i7-4578U scores ~7200 (not 5204 you mentioned earlier). That would make the price difference $1099 vs $758 = $341. The Gigabyte still has Iris Pro vs Iris so double the GPU for $341 less:Apple's never matched PCs on price because they actually plan to stay in business. The Iris Pro chip would have added ~$150 to the price. I think an Iris...
I don't know why people assume that memory won't be enough over time. It just goes into swap like it has done for years. On top of that, it now compresses inactive memory so you get even more space.Mavericks is designed to use all the memory, it's not running out of memory, it just caches more things and flushes those caches out when other processes need it. If you add up everything minus the file cache it won't be much different from older systems.It was the buyer's fault...
You cover up the reality of the situation when promoting Apple alternatives. To get OS X to run on an Intel NUC, there's a guide here:http://www.thev.net/PaulLiu/nuc-hackintosh.html"But was all this effort worthwhile? Let’s compare a full NUC system to a Mac Mini. Mine is about $500 (after discount), D54250WYK + 8G memory + 180GB Intel SSD 530. The low end Mac Mini starts at $599, with Core i5 (not Haswell) + 4GB memory + 500GB hard drive. It may be a little bit pricier,...
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