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#121 yomoooo

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 03:52 PM

The iMac Man, on January 12th 2005, 04:04 AM, said:

I love how everyone is saying, "People will want this... not me, but someone will."  Who?  Who are these people that will want it?  I honestly don't see a target audience for this computer....

And, they CAN'T try their hand at DVD authoring, because the Mini only comes with a Combo drive...   ;)

Well, I'd like to have this computer, and I think I'm going to buy it unless some $5000 pops up in my pocket from nowhere. Anyway, this forum mostly conatins of gamers, more or less serious, who want to be on the top in computers.

...meaning that most of them wont buy the Mini because they want a computer to play Doom 3 on.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 06:56 PM

converted2truth, on January 14th 2005, 09:45 AM, said:

Does the system send the 'inactive' stuff to the HD instead of the newly loaded game?

Yes, put simply the system uses a "least recently used" algorithm to determine what winds up in the swap file and what winds up in real memory. The problems happen when the "least recently used" stuff is in fact used fairly often.
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Posted 16 January 2005 - 04:36 AM

Mayhem, on January 12th 2005, 02:34 AM, said:

Looking at the Mac mini specs reveals that Memory upgrade must be performed by an Apple Authorized Service provider. Doing it yourself just might void that warranty...

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This is standard in the PC industry nowadays. I couldn't even put in a PCI card into my PC without breaking the warranty.

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 10:24 PM

I think everyone here is overestimating OSX's RAM needs. I'm running Panther brilliantly on 448 megs. That's with half a dozen apps open at once, including a couple of games running in a windowed mode and me switching between them. I fail to see how anyone with a Mac Mini will need a gig of RAM, honestly.
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Posted 19 January 2005 - 08:54 AM

A video of someone cracking open a Mac mini has surfaced on the web...
http://www.smashswor...mini-how-to.php
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 12:02 PM

Apple just dropped some prices for the mini on 1 GB RAM & airport/bluetooth, and upgraded the SuperDrive to 8X. That makes it an even better deal!

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 04:23 PM

XxtraLarGe, on January 26th 2005, 07:02 PM, said:

Apple just dropped some prices for the mini on 1 GB RAM & airport/bluetooth, and upgraded the SuperDrive to 8X. That makes it an even better deal!

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Cool. Maybe that means that it's selling good? :huh:

On the other hand, it might just mean that they've found a more clever (and cheaper) way of making it.

On the other hand... wait a second. I only have two hands!

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 04:42 PM

I don't see why they'd DROP the price if it were selling well....

If anything, it's a sign it's NOT selling as well as they'd like.
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 07:55 PM

The iMac Man, on January 26th 2005, 03:42 PM, said:

I don't see why they'd DROP the price if it were selling well....

If anything, it's a sign it's NOT selling as well as they'd like.

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I'm somewhat inclined to agree with you here.  I think that what may have happened is that people were buying the Minis without any upgrades, because said upgrades were so comparatively costly.  So, maybe they dropped the prices a tad to intice people to upgrade the Mini they are purchasing.

Or, mayhaps they came to their senses and realized how ridiculously overpriced some of the upgrades were.....  Nahhhh!   :P

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:47 PM

I don't know what price drop you guys are talking about, but Apple Canada's site is still $630 for the base and $750 for the not so base model. (Sorry can't remember the exact specs now)

Oops you meant upgrades. Thought you meant the computer itself. :blush:
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