Originally Posted by FitzGerald
Let's see if I can make you shut up with the USB ports.
I still use pc (going to get my first mac, a macbook, next month) and I play Counter Strike 1.6 and World of Warcraft. Which are not very demanding games.
My pc has P4 2.6Ghz, 1Gb Ram DDR1 and Radeon 9550 with 256Mb (clock on this board is low :S ).
Assuming this baby would have a Nvidia 9400M, 2Gb Ram DDR2 (or DDR3) and a Core 2 Duo processor, I'd say it's quite a bit ahead of my pc. So it means I would be able to play CS 1.6 (via Bootcamp) and WoW on it with better performance than on my actual pc.
That said, if I bought this Mac Mini:
USB1 - My "Growing" gaming Keyboard
USB2 - My "Razer" gaming Mouse
USB3 - My printer
USB4 - My scanner
USB5 - My Webcam/Pen Drive/Cell Phone/Camera
I would use all the ports, so shut up with the damn 5 USB ports already!
Talking about the design of it, well I think it might just be like this, it's supposed to be small, and I don't think they could make it smaller, so why change it? I don't think they want to make it bigger, unless it would somehow be cheaper...
You can't make any one shut up about something, saying things like that usually encourages a retort.
Restricting yourself to a keyboard with USB ports doesn't always make sense, if someone likes Apple's keyboards or another one with a built-in hub like Apple's, good for them. That's not me. As it is, I have a printer, scanner, mouse, memory card reader, HDTV tuner, digital camera cable, keyboard and dock connector for iPod & iPhone. Then there's the occasional USB stick, then there's the occasional hard drive too, but for the occasional connection, it's good to have a hub with visible USB connections anyway.
Originally Posted by jeffharris
HDMI only supports 1920 x 1080.
Any display of 24" or larger support 1920 a 1200 resolution, or more, and would NOT be fully supported by HDMI. DVI covers a much larger array of display possibilities than HDMI.
HDMI also transfers audio, but since the mini is considered a computer and not (necessarily) a multi-media type of device, it doesn't really make much sense to include it. Also, isn't one of HDMI's selling points copy protection/DRM?
The same DRM is used on DVI and DisplayPort. HDMI supports 1920x1200 just fine, I don't know what you're going on about there. HDMI 1.3 and higher can support 30" displays, 1.3 has been around for a while a few years now, it's just that there's not much market for it. 30" computer displays barely seem to exist, I'm the only one that I know that has one.