Mac add-on for PCs [OT?]
revdan at danshafer.com
Sat Jan 15 13:34:19 EST 2005
I agree with Chipp about the memory footprint, but I'm not concerned
about configuring the beast with a wireless keyboard/mouse from Apple.
You can buy those goodies far less expensively from other
manufacturers. A friend of mine called me yesterday and told me that
he'd configured a new Mac Mini with a monitor, keyboard and mouse and
brought the whole package in for just over $600.
What this does,l I think, is allow people to get the elegance of OS X
without paying excessively for Apple's (superior?) industrial design.
On Jan 15, 2005, at 12:54 AM, Chipp Walters wrote:
> Nothing a can of SprayMount and hammer with a good size nail can't fix
> (just kidding for you too serious Mac-heads out there- and I mean you
> One thing about the miniMac. I went to the Apple website and
> configured the elCheapo ($499 - 1.25GHz) version how I'd like it:
> I added 256 Mb RAM to get to 512, then added the wireless and
> bluetooth option along with a wireless keyboard/mouse and now it's
> over $800! Dang that was quick. And still no display. Heck for a
> couple hundred more I can get an iBook.
> I can't figure out why it doesn't come standard with 512. If in fact,
> Apple is trying to woo users away from PC's, it would seem they would
> want to have a bit more snappy profile than 256. C'est la vie.
> yoy wrote:
>> If only Apple had molded a picture frame into the top surface and a
>> recessed hole in the bottom surface, I could put a picture of my dear
>> Grandma in the picture frame, put a nail in the wall and then hang
>> the mini
>> mac on the wall.
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