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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:17 pm    Post subject: Mac Minitosh Reply with quote

Mac Minitosh
Saturday February 4, 2006

We wrote an article about the Mac mini SE/30 mod earlier this week. Now, we give you El Toozero's Mac Minitosh mod for your viewing pleasure.

"I have put a Mac mini inside of a Macintosh Plus. I have been waiting months (literally) to do a writeup on this. Now someone else has built one. My mod works fantastic, and is looks 99% stock from the outside, USB where the RJ-11 used to be, and all other ports (ethernet, firewire) are hidden behind the batter cover," writes El Toozero. "After gutting the machine, the parts were test-fit, and surprisingly a lot of the work has already been done! The DVD drive of the Mac-mini sits perfectly against the floppy drive."

We really like the black paint job and front USB ports! There are more pictures and information about the project on his website.



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice mod, but why black?

I guess black is "the new white"...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
Nice mod, but why black?

I guess black is "the new white"...

Sales of the 5G and nano have proved that point. The Mac Minitosh was made for the 5G. Now wouldn't it be great if Apple followed this trend and came out with some black computers. I bet a black iMac or Mac mini with black top would outsell their white counterparts.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmen65 wrote:

Sales of the 5G and nano have proved that point. The Mac Minitosh was made for the 5G. Now wouldn't it be great if Apple followed this trend and came out with some black computers. I bet a black iMac or Mac mini with black top would outsell their white counterparts.



Only because white has been the only color available, if you would've swicthed the color schemes around and offered only black the same would happen.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheBattler wrote:
Only because white has been the only color available, if you would've swicthed the color schemes around and offered only black the same would happen.


True, but I still think people prefer black electronic and computer equipment. I could be wrong.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it looks better if it's aluminium + white.

Black aluminium would rock, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
I think it looks better if it's aluminium + white.

Black aluminium would rock, though.


Silver and white would be cool. How about something like this in clear with a touchscreen.

http://www.applefritter.com/node/10145
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmen65 wrote:
Yvan256 wrote:
Nice mod, but why black?

I guess black is "the new white"...

Sales of the 5G and nano have proved that point. The Mac Minitosh was made for the 5G. Now wouldn't it be great if Apple followed this trend and came out with some black computers. I bet a black iMac or Mac mini with black top would outsell their white counterparts.


They have in the past, there was the Mac TV and all the Powerbook G3's from the Wall Street to the Pismo.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:22 am    Post subject: G3 AIO Reply with quote

I have a G3 AIO (aka "The Molar") that would work real well for this, and the monitor is real sharp, but I don't have a Mini laying around that I could use for it. I might give this some thought.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love those G3 AIO's, and have wanted one for some time. It would make a great housing for a MiniMolar, plenty of room for extra hardware!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you guys talking about the one with two floppy drives?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Are you guys talking about the one with two floppy drives?


One is a floppy, and the other is a zip drive, actually...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine just has the floppy, and I upgraded the proc to 400 MHz. It has to be the heaviest computer I ever have ever owned. I bought it at a school auction for 1 US buck.
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caulktel wrote:
Mine just has the floppy, and I upgraded the proc to 400 MHz. It has to be the heaviest computer I ever have ever owned. I bought it at a school auction for 1 US buck.


1$US? Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should have haggled more. Wink
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