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mini - Any reviews on the Intel Mac Mini Duo??


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Hello:

I know it's quite early, but have their been any reviews/tests done on the new intel based mac mini duo?

I did a google search and couldn't find anything. The only interesting article was MacWorld, in which they took it apart.

I'm sure a few of you already have it. Any personal reviews you would like to share with us?

Overall, I've seen mixed reactions regarding the machine. My only concern would be the graphics card.

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Macworld just released preliminary results for a comparison of the 4 mini models - the new Intels and the G4s: http://www.macworld.com/2006/03/firs...arks/index.php. The full results are coming "soon."
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As stated many times, if you already have a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and have a little extra to put into more memory, then the mini duo is for you.

I personally think it's a rip off. $700-800 for just the box? psshhh
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As stated many times, if you already have a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and have a little extra to put into more memory, then the mini duo is for you.

I personally think it's a rip off. $700-800 for just the box? psshhh
When you think about it these its not that bad for the just the box, think about the power mac, where you could pay upwards of 3,299 for just the box and that is with minimal ram..

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As stated many times, if you already have a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and have a little extra to put into more memory, then the mini duo is for you.

I personally think it's a rip off. $700-800 for just the box? psshhh
Well, you're not just paying for a computer, either - you're paying for (1) the convenience and coolness of a tiny system, and (2) the latest and greatest technology. Give it time and the price will drop. You also have to look at it from a non-technical user perspective: for $800 they can get a great computer that replaces their big, loud, beige box. It's quiet, it's fast, everything is integrated into it, and best of all, they can keep all their other stuff. For example, my mom has a 21" Trinitron, keyboard and mouse, Boston Acoustics speakers, and an HP multifunction. "Hey mom, how would you like a computer that won't crash, runs the same software you already have, connects to everything you own, is faster than what you have, has everything else integrated (Bluetooth, wifi, audio, etc.), is super-reliable, and oh, fits right next to your monitor?" Yeah, that's worth a small premium
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I've got one, and I'll be posting a review shortly.

What I can tell you so far is that performance on Photoshop and Photoshop elements is better than my iBook G4 1.33, and that a couple of apps (WireTapPro and SuperDuper) don't work (yet).

More to follow.
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yea i was expecting it to atleast come with the keyboard and mighty mouse....atleast. from my days when i used to build PC's INTEL processors never were expensive as AMD was. oh well. maybe later, we will get mac to sell with the keyboard and mouse.
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Hello:

I know it's quite early, but have their been any reviews/tests done on the new intel based mac mini duo?

I did a google search and couldn't find anything. The only interesting article was MacWorld, in which they took it apart.

I'm sure a few of you already have it. Any personal reviews you would like to share with us?

Overall, I've seen mixed reactions regarding the machine. My only concern would be the graphics card.

VJ
Here's the first one I've seen: http://www.macsonly.com/
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Here's the first one I've seen: http://www.macsonly.com/

great article, thanks!

From a G4 400MHz to an Intel Mac Mini to iMac Core Duo to a Macbook Pro 2.6GHz.............gotta love Apple!
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