Why Save the Mac Mini
chipp at chipp.com
Thu Jul 12 15:30:46 CDT 2007
My own personal saga re: the Mini.
I went to the Apple store to purchase one, just to have a Mac around
to test on. After pricing it, vs the MacBook, it became clear the
MacBook was a much better value. I forget the details, but AFAIRecall,
after you upgraded the processor to Core Duo and added enough RAM and
a decent size HD to make it work, you were already over $1000. So for
another couple hundred you get a MacBook-- no problem making that
If they were to price the Mini competitively, then I think it would
work just fine. But as it stands now, it's way over-priced for what
you get, IMO.
BTW, I just purchased a Sony All-in-one VGC-LS21N from TigerDirect
for my wife for $1,050. It has Intel(r) Core(r) 2 Duo processor, 2GB
of RAM, 250GB hard drive, a stunning 1650x1050 19" widescreen display
with XBRITE LCD. It runs Business Vista-- and, yes Mark, it runs
Vista fast. I love this machine and think Apple should have one like
it. Only 1-wire- the AC plug. The keyboard folds up on itself to
protect the keys. Very nice Industrial Design.
Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/2hmd6m
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