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Now that you've seen it: Are you gettin a Mac Mini

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XanDaMan    0

I'm undecided...

I have this pc, and I have a mac (though ym mam has taken over that) but this looks mighty nice, and if its really quiet..oh my...sold nearly.

What about the rest of you?

Andd WHY DID THEY RIP OFF THE UK AGAIN AGHHHHHHHH

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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

It looks horrid, would have preffered it to look like the fake pics that were released. As long as its not stupidly overpriced here in the uk ill probably get one.

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vincent    154

nope

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.....    0

I'll stick with my 20" iMac. ;)

And they didn't rip off the UK nearly as much as usual.

It's a nice idea, but only if you have a screen etc for it. If I were to get one, I'd be ?520 on top of the price listed with upgrades, and that's without buying a screen.

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DrZoidberg    0

Actually, if you factor in VAT (17.5%), the price in the UK is broadly the same as that in the US.

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mootymoots    0

I dont get how they can achieve such high res displays with a naff old 32MB graphics display on a digital panel... anyone care to explain? Will using it at the highest res kill it off ?

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.....    0
Actually, if you factor in VAT (17.5%), the price in the UK is broadly the same as that in the US.

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Yeah, most people seem to forget about that. (I didn't mention it, as I hadn't checked to be sure)

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kingpunk    0
I dont get how they can achieve such high res displays with a naff old 32MB graphics display on a digital panel... anyone care to explain? Will using it at the highest res kill it off ?

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apple controls the hardware platform, and the software that runs on the hardware platform.

even though its only 32 megs, they're the ones writing the drivers, and everything for the hardware.

thus it works more efficently. (atleast in an ideal world)

i knew a year ago that they were going to do the whole mini thing.

wish i had bought stock. but it'll be a great little media-center box for me.

plus i devlop a little, so i'll be working with OpenDarwin on it.. (and of course, the best os in the world, Gentoo Linux ;))

with the whole ipod shuffle joke though, they're selling the "brand" and not the hardware.

i'd perfer to atleast have a monocrome ticker display, to know the song im playing and other junk. like hell :/

but whatever works.

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Xer34    0

I cant justify buying one unless I need one, and I really dont need one :/

HOWEVER, my family's PC craps out a lot (most of the time user error or hardware failure.. or both) so Im thinking about getting this for them.

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kingpunk    0

-- accidental double post, neowin is erroring out on me.

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Fr0stbite1    0

no, they look quite ugly, especially the plain front, nice idea but i would never use their OS

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+dave164    18

I think they look quite sleek, im still asking questions about it, if they are sutable, and / or out perform windows boxs on watching DVD's, music, etc..

Cos if they do ill save up for this + a new monitor :)

dave164

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krmathis    3

No, I can live with my current PowerBook G4 until the PowerBook G5 is released.

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[idkfa]    0

yep, one with WLAN, BT and some extra RAM.

Too bad the power switch is on the back, I think it would've been more useful on the front side :(

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sundayx    127

if it will equip with tiger and a gf 6xxx or ati xxxx card, then definately.

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b0m8er    3

NO - PC fan here :p

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Max    50

Once they drop in Tiger, I may consider it for a secondary Mac system. I already have an eMac, and happy with that. The answer is probably no though.

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maxsquared    0

I think the mac mini's market targets women (wannabes, those ones think they live in sex and the city) and school kids for their first computer, i think one thing apple just missed is the xmas, it will be very popular then

edit, sorry i meant it would be very popular then

Edited by hanxu

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..Vector..    0

Maybe :)

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Tran    0

It's design is nice but I'd definitely get an iMac G5 before the Mini.

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Zip    0
Yeah, most people seem to forget about that. (I didn't mention it, as I hadn't checked to be sure)

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but if you're using VAT you need to first subract the US sales tax ;)

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Max    50
It's design is nice but I'd definitely get an iMac G5 before the Mini.

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Why get a Mini after you get an iMac? Or for a secondary computer?

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Blinky    0

hmmm a cool media center me thinks :D

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Devoto.    0

I was really eager to get one as this would be the perfect introductory Mac for me but I'm not so sure to be honest.

It will look ****e with my old CRT Monitor that I have at the moment but I plan to get a new slimline one fairly soon.

I've totted it up and my Mini Mac would come to ?457. Specs are as follows:-

1.25 GHz

80 Gig

512 MB

Optical Drive

Wired Mouse & Keyboard

Not too bad I don't suppose. All I'll use it for is surfing the web, using iTunes with my iPod Mini and reading my email. Not a lot so it's probably not a bad deal. If I get on with Mac OSX then i'll probably get a much, much better system in the future.

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S.MULLA    8

i wouldnt mind getting one- but it all depends on the price in the UK. if its crazy- then a big NO- and would get a laptop instead-otherwise definatly..

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