Eating our words: Apple's Mac mini to rock on

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  • Reply 281 of 289
    jensonbjensonb Posts: 530member
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    Originally Posted by Sybaritic View Post


    Is it too much to ask for both?



    No. In fact, Apple's done it before, on the MacBook - they bumped the specs and dropped it back to the price of the iBook.



    So therefore, there's a case to be made for Apple returning the mini to the $499/£339 prices
  • Reply 282 of 289
    pmcdpmcd Posts: 396member
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    Originally Posted by Jensonb View Post


    No. In fact, Apple's done it before, on the MacBook - they bumped the specs and dropped it back to the price of the iBook.



    So therefore, there's a case to be made for Apple returning the mini to the $499/£339 prices



    $500 for a 2 gig version with flexible video would certainly be more appealing. It would be even nicer to have a Mini without a DVD player and an internal power source (perhaps even battery powered). I'm not convinced that laptops require screens that are attached to qwerty keyboards. There is room for a portable Mini as long as the setup process is seamless.



    On the other hand if a Mac tablet were to come out then that would be a whole new ballgame. The whole current desktop/laptop thing is just boring. The iPhome/iTouch is exciting although the screen is too small for many purposes.



    Asus is onto something and one can only hope that Apple is thinking ahead. They seem to be spending all their time on phones. The Apple TV is ugly, too expensive, underpowered, etc... The Mini is far more appealing I think but it isn't getting the attention it deserves.



    The current Apple price for a 2 gig/80 Mini with DVD/CDR is over $720 in Canada. That is just absurd.



    philip
  • Reply 283 of 289
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,334member
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    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    The TV doesn't even need to know. It wasn't necessary for standard tube TVs, but it really helps with HDTVs.



    The deinterlacer chip analyzes the picture, if it detects that it's a film source, then it does all that work to correct the video. Sending incorrectly flagged or unflagged video is one of the torture tests that can be applied to such a chip. I don't know what they cost now, but a good chip was $30 a few years ago. A Vizio and such probably won't have anything like it at all, but the more established brands are more likely to.



    And how does this work? How does an deinterlacer analyze this signal to know that it was a movie?



    After all, it can't tell what the original fps was. All it knows is what it is. The chip is designed to do just one thing, turn an interlaced signal to a progressive signal.
  • Reply 284 of 289
    talksense101talksense101 Posts: 1,738member
    Apple should focus on performance and the form factor. The Mac mini is used as an all-in-one entertainment system in automobiles too. The separation of the power brick from the computer is critical for that.
  • Reply 285 of 289
    joedrcjoedrc Posts: 86member
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    Originally Posted by talksense101 View Post


    Apple should focus on performance and the form factor. The Mac mini is used as an all-in-one entertainment system in automobiles too. The separation of the power brick from the computer is critical for that.



    A more powerful Mac Mini would be the way forward, with a bigger HDD, 200gb would be acceptable of an entry level apple desktop.

    On top of that, cheaper cinema displays to encourage buyers to stick to an all Apple desktop
  • Reply 286 of 289
    tubgirltubgirl Posts: 177member
    'insiders' now claim EOL (again!)



    http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...7883&Itemid=38
  • Reply 287 of 289
    hudson1hudson1 Posts: 800member
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    Originally Posted by tubgirl View Post


    'insiders' now claim EOL (again!)



    http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...7883&Itemid=38



    From the article: "... move to a mobile Intel CPU ...". Isn't that what's already in there?
  • Reply 288 of 289
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tubgirl View Post


    'insiders' now claim EOL (again!)



    http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...7883&Itemid=38



    is this a reliable source ?
  • Reply 289 of 289
    backtomacbacktomac Posts: 4,579member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hudson1 View Post


    From the article: "... move to a mobile Intel CPU ...". Isn't that what's already in there?



    Yep.



    The rumor would be more believable if the writers had a clue.
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