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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This update is sheet. It still has the combo drive and 512 MB of RAM. And it's core duo. This isn't the correct way of doing business. If Apple wants to have the best computers woth intel they can't only bump the speed of the CPU.

You're getting a second processor for the price of the single processor model, that's not bad but I agree people expected more.

I think this is giving Apple a chance to delineate the entry desktop (Mini) and the more expensive desktop (iMac).
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:26 am    Post subject: ***$$$??? Reply with quote

What should they have done? I thought the cord duo was the latest. I also noticed that everything else has been upgraded, except, I think the laptops. Maybe for an old PC user, these apples are too confusing, apple has not changed it marketing for the past 15 years. They love to play games...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why should they? Because the (old) iMac was a higher spec than the (old) Mini. They want to segment the market and fill the available spaces.


Apple are playing with Intel now and Intel decide what gets made and what is dropped.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really see any games being played, they speed bumped the entry level offering and did a major refresh on the iMac. Very likely we'll see the MacBook Pros get Core 2 Duo at MacWorld, more options for the Mac Pro and either at MacWorld 2007 or WWDC 2007 we'll see the mini and MacBooks get Core 2 Duo.

Apple has a desirable product with the mini and they know it, but don't expect them to sacrifice a higher dollar sale of an iMac any time soon. Apple has always been about keeping customers engaged and making money from their hardware. There is never a loss leader in the Apple line up and they have no need or desire to bottom out prices and fight with HP and Dell, I don't know why this escapes people.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:43 am    Post subject: Core duo Reply with quote

Just what is the difference between a core duo and a core 2 duo? Do you think that in a few days they might do some for modifications to the mini?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Core duo Reply with quote

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Just what is the difference between a core duo and a core 2 duo? Do you think that in a few days they might do some for modifications to the mini?


The core 2 duo is the nexvt generation version of the Core Duo processors. And no, i doubt that apple is going to do anything more with the mini's after the slight processor update
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I doubt anything will happen to the mini real soon after todays bump, maybe Core2 Duo after MacWorld, but who can say for sure. I would bet by next spring Core2 Duo is across the whole line (with the exception of the Pro obviously).

Thanks to Intel this is the first time in several years that Apple can draw distinct lines between products and their target audience, should make for somewhat less exciting product announcements.

And what is up with new products on a Wednesday?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And what is up with new products on a Wednesday?


Laughing Indeed. I guess Wednesday is the new Tuesday. At least until Tuesday, September 12.

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And what is up with new products on a Wednesday?


Laughing Indeed. I guess Wednesday is the new Tuesday. At least until Tuesday, September 12.

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Yea, if this kind of change is not worthy of a press event I can't wait to see what the 12th brings.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple is purposely trying not to be predictable. Being predictable cuts into sales.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can we expect to see a core 2 duo 2.33mhz verison of a mac mini next year when Leopard is released ? A 250GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM as standard would be good or is this pushing things too far given the size and extra heat generated etc ?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can we expect to see a core 2 duo 2.33mhz verison of a mac mini next year when Leopard is released ? A 250GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM as standard would be good or is this pushing things too far given the size and extra heat generated etc ?


I think there will be something with the mini when the itv will be released...and so is my question? do the specialists of this sit still advise to buy the current mac mini or advise to wait 2007? I'm in the case and hesitate a bit... I need a mini to put in my living room (mostly for MP3, photos and internet (no video for the moment) but the itv announcement is confusing me...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can we expect to see a core 2 duo 2.33mhz verison of a mac mini next year when Leopard is released ? A 250GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM as standard would be good or is this pushing things too far given the size and extra heat generated etc ?


I think there will be something with the mini when the itv will be released...and so is my question? do the specialists of this sit still advise to buy the current mac mini or advise to wait 2007? I'm in the case and hesitate a bit... I need a mini to put in my living room (mostly for MP3, photos and internet (no video for the moment) but the itv announcement is confusing me...


iTV is not a replament for any PC, it is a set top box. If you need a PC now the current mini line up is very solid.
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macfan wrote:
Can we expect to see a core 2 duo 2.33mhz verison of a mac mini next year when Leopard is released ? A 250GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM as standard would be good or is this pushing things too far given the size and extra heat generated etc ?


I think there will be something with the mini when the itv will be released...and so is my question? do the specialists of this sit still advise to buy the current mac mini or advise to wait 2007? I'm in the case and hesitate a bit... I need a mini to put in my living room (mostly for MP3, photos and internet (no video for the moment) but the itv announcement is confusing me...


iTV is not a replament for any PC, it is a set top box. If you need a PC now the current mini line up is very solid.


that's what I think but I like the rca outputs on itv (I do not have an optical input in my stereo leaving me with an mini jack rca option to get the sound out of a mini) seen that I'm gonna use mostly itunes with lossless...

on the other hand ITV only willl provide neither itunes on my tv screen nor internet so it forces me anyway to get a mini also...but who knows how faster will be the mini at that time (anyway do I need anything faster for MP3, photos and internet?)
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Even if you get the iTV, it will stream the music/videos. Therefor it will have some sort of buffer for the data. I have an AirPort Express.. and it doesn't stream my music very well.. even for being 6 feet away from my Mini...
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