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Jan. 22nd, 2005 @ 12:39 pm Whore
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Maybe I'll take more photos later, including the incredibly obvious Mini in a MINI photos.
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From:alazrael
Date:January 22nd, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
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t00l
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From:snhknives
Date:January 22nd, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
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yeah its true, but those things look badass
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From:alazrael
Date:January 23rd, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
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No, it doesn't look badass. It looks like luggage.

I'm not a big fan of Apple's designs. They seem to want to be both spartan and fancy at the same time. Of course, I am a "design engineer", so the latter word means I appreciate function over form.
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From:bogosort
Date:January 25th, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
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I'm a software engineer, so I suppose I'm to decide to go with function over form too. When I look at this box, I see lots of function packed in a a attractive form. With Macs which bit of functionality that you do regularily are you missing? The main lack of such for me is the lack of games, and really, I have a PC, and various video game consoles for that purpose.
From:solidkz
Date:January 22nd, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
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I can't see this Mini turning out any better than the G4 Cube. :P
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From:bogosort
Date:January 22nd, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
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There are two main reasons why I think the Mini will turn out better than the Mac Cube. First is the iPod which has created lots of brand awareness for Apple products making them trendy and cool. Secondly the base model is $500, defeating much of the price factor that stopped many from buying Macs before..
From:solidkz
Date:January 22nd, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Wow, they're that cheap? I may end up with one. My thought was technical, though. The Cube had serious heat issues, IIRC.
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From:bogosort
Date:January 22nd, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
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And that's the price point where they are going to end up with much more market share. The heat issues, however will only be determined after the initial bandagon jumpers(like myself) have had theirs for a while.
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From:mckeed
Date:January 23rd, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
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Well, considering you can get a full system with a LCD for what a minimac costs, its not really a deal per say. It is more of just a low price point mac. Saying its a deal isn't quite right in my oppinion. Especially considering the components in there. That hard drive is something awfull.
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From:bogosort
Date:January 25th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
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I agree that you could certainly do better pricewise, but there a certain point where I'm willing to spend a premium on having a cutesy nifty looking device. We could all drive around Kias to get where we're going, but we're all willing to spend a bit more money to have a nicer vehicle.
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From:drspooky
Date:January 22nd, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
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*jealous*
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From:kusoyaro
Date:January 22nd, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
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So is that like um, a computer or something?

*didn't even know what an iPod was until a couple months ago*
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From:bogosort
Date:January 22nd, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
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That's a Mac Mini(full blown Mac computer) on top of my desktop. It's really bitty.
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From:kusoyaro
Date:January 22nd, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
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What are you going to be using it for?
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From:bogosort
Date:January 22nd, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
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Mainly a toy, but theoretically it should be nice to use for anything that I do that isn't gaming. That and having a Mac around so that whenever people ask me Mac questions I can answer them to some reasonable degree.
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From:drfell
Date:January 23rd, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
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You just got it to make me feel better about being so tempted to get one.

Sneaky bastard.
From:uberfluffy
Date:January 24th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
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Well, that's great that you have a photo of it on top of your computer, but you need to have a photo of your Mac Mini on top of your BMW Mini!
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From:bogosort
Date:January 25th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
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I will once the weather gets nicer and my car isn't covered in salt.