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livemusicfan
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 10:40 am    Post subject: New addition to the Apple family Reply with quote

Hope everyone is doing well in Mini land....

I attended the Tiger Launch last Friday here in Atlanta and decided to spring for a new system. It was a tough choice. I already had a nice 20" display that I purchased in August of last year which was not worth much thanks to the price drop from the $1299 I had to pay to $799 but I decided to buy a "custom" 20" iMac package and sell the display.

I got home and was reading Mac rumors only to find out that the iMac was to be updated the following Tuesday (which it was) so I took the unopened iMac back with the intention of buying the Mini I had wanted and was putting off since introduction.

And wouldn't you know, I still did not buy one. I don't know why I cannot seem to buy one for myself, my parent love theirs (first computer btw). I love everything about the Mini but the Video card turned me off. I went the completely opposite direction and purchased the revised Dual Processor PowerMac 2.0 GHz with 16x Dual Layer DVD burner, 128MB Video and 1.5 GB of RAM - nothing mini about that but I am very happy with it. It's the fastest Mac I have ever owned and I really see the potential for a LONG relationship with this one.

So thanks to everyone here on the board, I'll be lurking and chiming in from time to time.

-Jason
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Processor PowerMac 2.0 GHz " Well you can't go wrong with that and you still get to use your display! Was the 32MB video the only reason why you decided against the mini?
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The video card was the main reason. Plus I was already thinking of ways to mod the Mini and I had brought the price up to over $1400 for everything I wanted to do to it.

I am planning on buying a new TV in the next year and will probably add a mini down the road hooked up to the TV as a music/photo server and to surf via PIP while watching TV. Would be fun to set that up.
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Dual 2.0GHz PowerMac / 20" Apple Cinema Display / 17" 1GHz G4 iMac / 12" 800MHz G3 iBook /
12" 1.33GHz PowerBook / 15GB 3G iPod /
4GB iPod Mini / 1GB iPod Shuffle


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet it's fast. I've never had a chance to use one of the new dual G5's. Maybe down the road you'll pick up a mini for your HT project.

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did your mini add up to $1400?
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the price if you would buy every option from Apple. Add in some tax and you're close to his $1400, but you'd have to be outa your mind to buy memory from Apple:

• 1GB DDR333 SDRAM - 1 DIMM
• 80GB Ultra ATA drive
• 4x SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
• Internal Bluetooth + AirPort Extreme Card
• Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Set - U.S. English
• 56K v.92 Modem
• Mac OS X - U.S. English
• AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac mini (w/ or w/o Display)
• 1.42GHz PowerPC G4

$1,271.00
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