No IR port? What a way to convince someone to shell out the money for one. Maybe can't convince enough people to buy the Apple TV, so those that opted for a mini for the same task are given spite?
What got me to try Apple was the $499 model back then, I don't think $699 would have done the trick.
It is pricy but I have to assume Apple knows who's what people are willing to spend on the Mac Mini and that perhaps many were buying a more expensive model anyway.
This is pretty slick. I can't believe they got it that thin AND got the power supply into the device. Still, as impressive as it is to me it seems too extreme for the price. I don't see what the problem would be to allow more internal space. Than again, there are plenty of companies that offer that option and I ignore them.
I think this is a 25W CPU and the lowest Quad is 45W. With an 85W power supply I don't think that is possible.
You can order the Apple Remote with it, I don't think they'd do that if it didn't have an IR port... Besides, they market this as an HTPC... of course it'll have one
That being said, this is such poor value compared to the MacBook... or anything else from Apple's product line for that matter. And it's not like Apple's product line has an amazing specs/price ratio to begin with.
Excellent point. Either they have failed to mention it on their Tech Specs page or they goofed and didn't remove it from the accessories page.
Maybe it's hiding in the optical drive bay, out of sight. Hopefully iFixit can dismantle one before you I awake.