Originally posted by Smircle
Some of you spec-whores are way over the top on the Mini.
If you are looking for fps for gaming, GigE, 128MB gfx memory or a 970, go look at a Powerbook, iMac, or Tower. The Mini is not for you. Stupid enraged refusals to buy will not hurt Apple - those people will end up buying somethin much more expensive. The mini is for those whose sales would otherwise be completely lost.
The only reason people are complaining about the lack of those things in the Mini is that Apple does not offer a machine even remotely like that. Mini is the closest one because it's headless and priced well. If they had an in-between headless model, you would see 90% of that bitching go towards the in-between model (well, assuming there still was anything to bitch about).
Powerbook, iMac and Powermac are *all* woefully lacking in gaming terms, even if we stick to looking at hardware and totally skip the issue of software support.
If they can't make the machine that people really want, they would still have a strong seller in a (top-end) Mini with a faster GPU. But I can't see them putting different GPU's in the Mini lineup at this time (economies of scale), or a 9600 in the whole lineup (it's cheap but probably not cheap enough for Apple), or a bump as small as GF5200. I predict Radeon 9200's for rev B.