Originally posted by Kickaha
Ready to stop with the attacks that are prepping you for a vacation then, are you?
The Mac mini can in fact be upgraded by the user. Officially. Officially, also, if you break anything while doing so, you're SOL. Warrantee remains in place if you upgrade it successfully, but if you bust it, you're on your own. That's the OFFICIAL position, and has been fairly publicly known, and more to the point, available to anyone who called a Genius Bar or looked around the web a bit.
The Mac mini is, in your own words, 'an excellent product'. The amount of RAM is a) a small part of the entire product, b) a user-expandable option, c) easily upgraded, d) cheaply.
Therefore, in my estimation, saying that you're unwilling to recommend 'an excellent product' because of one detail that is easily remedied for little cost is, indeed, silly. I stand by that opinion. If you have a problem with that, explain why it's not silly.
Now, you've been allowed a full on rant post where you attacked a mod. I won't even bother deleting it, because frankly, it's a good example of how to get yourself in trouble going against the posting guidelines. You are toeing the line. One more post like that, and you're on vacation, no further
warnings, no further commentary. Got it? Stick to content.
1. Find official word, on Apple's website and in the package of the mac mini that it is user upgradable for me.
2. Dispute the fact that 256MB is not usable
3. Dispute the fact that Apple demos all machines in their stores with a minimum of 512MB RAM if not 1GB.
4. Dispute the fact that prying open a case is not "an easy" and straightforward process. Especially when there is no documentation provided with the product about doing so. Dispute the fact that there are no instructions provided on opening the case and upgrading the ram. Actually, why don't you tell me what it says about upgrading the ram in the box since its so easy and straightfoward.
5. Dispute the fact that the 256MB RAM you just paid for is wasted when you are forced to upgrade for acceptable performance
6. Dispute the fact that it reflects very poorly on Apple if a user does not upgrade and experience lackluster performance and slowdowns. You have said countless times yourself when arguing against expandable macs that most users never open their case and never upgrade. Therefore the initial experience in most cases is the final experience and the dealbreaker.