Originally Posted by Lemon Bon Bon.
£649 for a glorified door stop.
Oh dear. *Puts head in hands.
Apple. What is this?
Well it is not a door stop. What it is is an ultra compact and low power desktop.
£649 for a core 2 duo. No quad. 2 gigs of ram. Integrated crappics. It's a very expensive foot warmer in Winter. It's stuff like this that gives Apple it's over priced, rip-off boutique reputation.
It is not a ripoff by any stretch of the imagination, there are plenty of Core 2 PCs being sold in the USA right now. While I agree about the RAM, the rest of the machine is pretty much exactly what I expected.
I actuAlly see it as a solid interim upgrade until the SoC processors come out from Intel and AMD. When gazing upon this new case I can't help but to think this is what they are going for next year.
Jeeze, what were they thinking?
Thinking about the expense of the new Unibody chassis for one and the big pay raises handed out in China. Shareholders are likely in their thoughts too.
Couldn't they put a cheap ass quad in there? And the cheap ass 4850? No. That would over shadow the entry level Mac 'Pro' (drips with sarcasm...)
What do you mean here, they have more in the box than ever before. Further the upgraded GPU is far more important than the CPU.
Couldn't they have made the design bigger and given us a 'Cube' mini-tower..?
Hell no. Think about it two of theses will sit side beside in a rack mount tray with no problems. This is a great physical design if you ask me, great for implementing as embedded PCs or totally out of the way under a desk.
Instead we get an expensive 'cheap ass' computer.
Nothing I've seen yet implies a cheap ass computer. It actually looks well built and rugged.
I'm sure someone will buy it.
It won't be me.
A backwards step in Apple's desktop 'policy.' I'd hate to call it a strategy. If it is the latter, it's insidious.
I don't know what you are whining about here it is a great upgrade over the previous model. It will serve the Mini market very well indeed. It is not an XMac and never will be. It would make more sense to be sitting here demanding an XMac rather that foolish improvements to the Mini.
Lemon Bon Bon.
For a Mini update this isn't that bad.