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+dave164

could you use one of these mini macs for a multimedia thing, say play movies, etc..

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+StevoFC

usb hubs are soooo tiny now. especially ones for laptops.

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Island Dog

I am not real familiar with macs. Can you hook this mini mac up to a monitor I use for the pc, or does it have to be "apple compatible"?

I just found the belkin kvm on the apple store, I guess that answers my question.

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Makeshift Hammer

what would be the complete cost for the mini including screen/keyboard/speakers/dvd writer and mouse?

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AeronPrometheus
Assuming you have an Apple keyboard. The Logitech they show in the picture still requires 2 USB ports.

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Microsoft and Logitech's higher end models also have built in USB. If you're so worried, just look for them, between the three companies you're looking at the only 'good' keyboards and mice on the market.

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b0m8er
But why do you need a screen?? I always use the "shuffle" on my iPod mini, hardly ever look at the screen except to check battery levels.

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That's just an excuse to support Apple. You need a screen to see what is playing now - what if I want to listen to particular song... I admit I use shuffle sometimes, but most of the time - skip through to the song I want to listen. :pp

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icyorange
what would be the complete cost for the mini including screen/keyboard and mouse?

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Depends which screen/keyboard and mouse you get :)

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Does anyone have a UK price for iWork? The store went down before I could check it.

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Makeshift Hammer
Depends which screen/keyboard and mouse you get :)

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So, at the end of the line, it's probably the same as buying a full mac? Thought so. Cheers for the info.

http://www.apple.com/emac/specs.html Just compare the specs. It's a rip off.

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AeronPrometheus
I am not real familiar with macs.  Can you hook this mini mac up to a monitor I use for the pc, or does it have to be "apple compatible"?

I just found the belkin kvm on the apple store, I guess that answers my question.

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Your PC monitor is most likely VGA, and the monitor port on all new Macs are DVI, all you need is a converter, google "DVI to VGA".

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tehJR
I am not real familiar with macs.  Can you hook this mini mac up to a monitor I use for the pc, or does it have to be "apple compatible"?

I just found the belkin kvm on the apple store, I guess that answers my question.

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They are standard DVI and VGA ports, so yes

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threetonesun
I am not real familiar with macs.  Can you hook this mini mac up to a monitor I use for the pc, or does it have to be "apple compatible"?

I just found the belkin kvm on the apple store, I guess that answers my question.

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You only need a KVM if you want to run 2 computers on one monitor.

Microsoft and Logitech's higher end models also have built in USB. If you're so worried, just look for them, between the three companies you're looking at the only 'good' keyboards and mice on the market.

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Look, I don't care. But if Apple was marketing this to people who are going from a PC to a Mac, most don't have keyboards with USB on them. Most have at least 2 other USB devices, and no use for firewire. If all Apple wants people to worry about is the cost of the box itself, I think there should have been so more USB ports. My two cents.

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+StevoFC
So, at the end of the line, it's probably the same as buying a full mac?  Thought so.  Cheers for the info.

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no not at all really.

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RadishTM

There is an DVI to VGA converter supplied with the Mac Mini.

Radish?

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Devoto.

Ordering mine now.

DAMN APPLE STORE! Won't load anything now :(

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Djmutik1013

I could make a sweet little cluster with that mac mini

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Tim Dorr

Educational prices (High school teachers and college students):

Mac Mini 1.25Ghz - $479

Mac Mini 1.4Ghz - $579

iPod Shuffle 512MB - $99

iPod Shuffle 1GB - (cant get in yet...)

iLife '05 - $59

iWork - $49

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Makeshift Hammer
Ordering mine now.

1.42 GHz

512 MB Ram

Internal Bluetooth

Wireless Keyboard & Mouse

Comes to ?624 altogether

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You've just been ripped mate "eMac. The most affordable G4 system ever, available with SuperDrive for ?679/?1,019 or with Combo Drive for ?549/?819."

Obviously includes monitor, keyboard, mouse etc etc. http://www.apple.com/emac/specs.html

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Devoto.
You've just been ripped mate "eMac. The most affordable G4 system ever, available with SuperDrive for ?679/€1,019 or with Combo Drive for ?549/€819."

Obviously includes monitor, keyboard, mouse etc etc. http://www.apple.com/emac/specs.html

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Heh, yeah. It was too expensive for me. Glad I didn't order yet.

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icyorange
You've just been ripped mate "eMac. The most affordable G4 system ever, available with SuperDrive for ?679/?1,019 or with Combo Drive for ?549/?819."

Obviously includes monitor, keyboard, mouse etc etc. http://www.apple.com/emac/specs.html

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Yeah but that isn't half as good looking, and has an old crappy CRT mon:no:. :no:

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saxondale.

So what does the mac mini exactly include? programs etc...

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DrZoidberg
That's just an excuse to support Apple. You need a screen to see what is playing now - what if I want to listen to particular song... I admit I use shuffle sometimes, but most of the time - skip through to the song I want to listen.  :p

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You don't need a screen to know what song is playing. Presumably you have ears? Listen to the music. Your brain makes a connection and you know what song is playing from the lyrics, the instruments, the tune, etc, etc. No screen needed.

Anyway, for ?69 (UK price for the smaller capacity one) you can't really complain about the lack of a screen.

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AeronPrometheus
Yeah but that isn't half as good looking, and has an old crappy CRT monitor. :no:

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I'm waiting for Apple to get rid of CRT completely and focus on enhancing their Studio Displays. I'm also holding my breathe for Apple Plasma Displays *Wink, wink*

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+StevoFC
So what does the mac mini exactly include? programs etc...

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everything the other macs do i believe

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KeR

So I went to my local Apple store and they didn't even have the iPod Shuffle yet...wtf.

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