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Sorry, Apple...
Authored by: Ratula on Jan 19, '05 06:30:39PM

I think Apple really blew it with the chintzy 256mb of RAM - OSX runs comfortably at 512, better at 1gb - at the very least, they should have made RAM a user installable part. I am impressed at the list of potential features, but I would much rather have had a bigger 3.5" drive (up to 160mb), 2+ RAM slots and a tray-loading optical drive and had the enclosure a little bigger.

Given that the mini is headless, it would also be nice if Apple had a display offering for under $1000 - the mini looked pretty impressive at MacWorld running a Cinema display, but I would imagine most folks getting the mini won't want to pay that much. The net result is you have mismatched components, and suddenly the beautiful industrial design of the mini goes down the tubes when you sit it next to a crappy $100 CRT. Maybe Apple should make a display sized from the LCD in the 17" iMac?

Don't get me wrong, there is a lot to like about the machine, but none of it works for me - I have to wonder how much it will work for anybody. I'm a die-hard Mac guy, but I think Apple hit a double zero with the iPod shuffle :( and the Mac Mini. I hope I'm wrong.

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