Apple unveils new Mac mini with HDMI port
Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:41 AM
While the new form factor and the removable panel on the bottom are attractive improvements, the increase in price makes it much harder for me to justify the Mac mini as a practical option to the Windows PCs that my employer tends to buy.
The previous model was a similar price to the standard PCs we have been getting while being equipped with a faster processor and graphics hardware. In addition it was easier to fit in an increasingly crowded office.
Now I will struggle to justify Mac minis over standard mini-tower PCs.
I hope the price comes down again soon.
Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:46 AM
Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:49 AM
Now game developers have wide enough target, possibly making mac developement a worthwhile investment.
For the price it should of course come with 4GB's minimum, and a remote.
Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:59 AM
Posted 15 June 2010 - 05:01 AM
I'd just point out that with the ability to go to 8 gigabytes of RAM, you will get five years (or more) easily out of them. Esp. if you are just using them for business applications.
It's a brilliant re-design. It looks to be half the height of the previous mini, yet the integrated the power supply into it and integrated an SD slot!
HDMI is a double bonus. I may break down and get one for my living room now. While I like my Apple TV for the most part, it's just too limited. And slow - the interface with the last couple of updates is pretty laggy