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 OpenCL's importance may or may not increase over time but currently all older non-Haswell macs with Intel GPUs lack OpenCL support from the GPU.  Yes, obviously folks that need 3D performance will like having Haswell.  On the other hand all owners of the current Mini do not currently need this or they'd have bought an iMac out of necessity.  The point is that Apple manages its lineup and upsell very carefully.  There is no reason that the current Mini could not have a...
 Except this is demonstrably false given the really good user experience provided by the MBA, 13" MBP and minis using the older Intel IGPs that frankly sucked.  You couldn't game on these machines but for normal day to day use they worked really well.
 The F-15 is not a small aircraft, not even in comparison to the alternative designs which would have ended up looking much like the F-14.  It's not much smaller or lighter than the F-4 it replaced.  The fact is even accounting for the energy-manuerverability theory a powerful, long ranged fighter like the F-15 is always larger and far expensive in comparison to a light weight fighter like the F-16. Apple had a fighter like the F-15 in the old Mac Pro.  Now it has a very...
 Actually the mini is still an exceptional value in the Apple line up.  $899 buys you a quad core i7 faster than the lower end MBP. http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks Granted that a Haswell mini would be an even more exceptional value but that's probably why it doesn't exist.  While the quad i7 iMac is much faster it also weighs in at $1699.  $700 is a lot to pay for a GPU. It's a shame that Intel has killed external GPU thunderbolt solutions by not certifying any.
 Probably not for iMacs.  Those things are not designed for constant heavy load.  Presumably the Mac Pro is.
 One 5 bay Thunderbolt enclosure doesn't add that much mess.  There's no reason they spec'd out individual enclosures for every damn thing in that picture.
 Heh, you're assuming there will be one...
 Quoting Wikipedia: "Its theoretical performance was thus 160 MIPS (80 MHz x 2 instructions), although there were a few limitations that made floating pointperformance generally about 136 MFLOPS. However, by using vector instructions carefully and building useful chains, the system could peak at 250 MFLOPS." So really the iPhone 5 is the proper comparison clocking in at around 365 MFlops on linpack.  CPU only I think…the GPU numbers are of course much higher and perhaps...
 There is an asston of enterprise apps that isn't web-based yet.  Enterprise buys tablets as well and there's a certain usefulness if you could have both in one thing instead of having to carry your laptop as well as an iPad. Apple is moving in this direction by making iOS a lot more capable.  Microsoft is trying to move in this direction by making Windows suck less on a tablet and IMHO floundering at it this go around. Still, I'd love an 11" MBA that could become a tablet...
 Sure, PC sales are down and ARM has had an indirect impact via smartphones and tablets.  On the other hand making smartphone and tablet chips was so lucrative that TI dropped out of that business and ARM makers also had a slowdown in 2013. But ARM has yet to "challenge" Intel in the laptop, desktop or server market any more effectively than Intel has "challenged" ARM in smartphones and tablets.  Maybe AMD's Seattle CPU will do so in 2014.  Maybe. 
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