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    The Poor Long Neglected Mini
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    The Poor Long Neglected Mini
    Is it just me, or is Apple neglecting the Mini? I have been hoping for a refresh of the Mini for some time now, but I think that Apple may be planning to discontinue the machine - perhaps they have decided that laptops and larger desktops are the way to go?

    The purpose of the Mini, to my mind, was always to provide an inexpensive way for people to "dip their toes" into the Mac experience. Perhaps with increasing market share, Apple feels that the Mini has successfully accomplished its goal and can now be put out to pasture? That would be too bad. The Mini has always been a great machine and I for one would love to see it carry on.
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    The Poor Long Neglected Mini
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    perhaps they'll replace it with something a bit more meaty, similar form factor, but better graphics (ala the new macbook) to be a better performer in the media-center business.
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    The Poor Long Neglected Mini
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    perhaps they'll replace it with something a bit more meaty, similar form factor, but better graphics (ala the new macbook) to be a better performer in the media-center business.
    Thats what I was thinking. Perhaps moving that platform over to the new NVIDIA chipsets as well.

    I would also be sad to see the mini go. My fiance has one, and she absolutely loves it. It is a great little machine and more than what she needs for school and web-browsing.
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    The Poor Long Neglected Mini
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    The Mini is here to stay for all of those reasons. The Mini is always last. Do you member how long it took for them to get the upgrade from CD to C2D? It took months!
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    The Poor Long Neglected Mini
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    I guess I will remain hopeful. I was hoping to get an upgraded one for my kids, but have been waiting...
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