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CNET reviews 1.66GHz Mac mini
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me a comparison between a mini and any tower is just stupid. I also think their excuse is kinda lame too. A more fair comparison would be between the mini and other small form factor machines. The problem with this comparison is that apple blows away the competition.

I always hear complaints about the apple zelots. When I see reviews like this I think about guys with good paying jobs administrating windows. They must know that these little guys could put them out of work.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K.C. wrote:
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The only thing I dislike about CNET comparisons, the machines are never as comparable as they should be. Sure the other PCs might come stock 1GB... but shouldn't there be 1GB across the board for just a little better comparison? I mean the PCs are running 1GB, but all the Macs are running with 512 and with the GMA950 sucking from the memory.


And anyone who has upgraded their Mini from the stock 512 to 1GB will tell you that the difference in performance is huge.
Exactly. So they are doing a disservice by not making the computers comparable to each other.
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It's not my favorite graphics processor . It would be better if it wasn't capped at 64mb.


According to http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/gma950/gma950.pdf

192 MB maximum video memory
The chip is capped in OS X to the current limit. Only in Windows can you achieve the full potential of the chip.
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Does that mean in Bootcamp or Parallels running windows, the chip performs differently?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does that mean in Bootcamp or Parallels running windows, the chip performs differently?
In Boot Camp where Windows is the main OS operating at one time. Won't work with Parallels, Windows is running, but hardware is still controlled by OS X.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And anyone who has upgraded their mini from 512MB to 2GB (myself included) will tell you the difference is insanely better.


Very true.
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