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What do we want on the new Mac Mini?
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What do you most want?
Core 2 Duo & GMA X3000 graphics
64%
 64%  [ 24 ]
Improved Graphics (GMA X3000)
13%
 13%  [ 5 ]
Easy to Open & Expandable via. PCI-E
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
3.5 inch HDDs
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
Apple TV & HDMI
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
802.11n WiFi
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Smaller Form Factor
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
iLife '07 & Leopard
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
Something Else
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
OS X Leopard
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 37

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:15 pm    Post subject: What do we want on the new Mac Mini? Reply with quote

I know I want C2D, upgraded GFX, easy to upgrade and expandable. What does everyone else crave in the next mini iteration?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C2D and a better Graphics card.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What... no choice for all of the above Smile

I'd personally like to see a new model introduced between the Mac Pro and Mac mini.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: What do we want on the new Mac Mini Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I chose a C2D and a Graphics card, but in reality, I am at about the same place as Bandit Bill, in wanting it all Laughing . Of course, you could just buy a Mac Pro, but thats too expensive for me Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted for C2D & GMA Graphics. Is PCI-E a smaller version of a PCI card by chance? Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, PCI is a newer version of PCI for modern graphics cards. We wish we could have all of them, but of course there are some limits Very Happy. I guess it should have been "What do you want most?"!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Apple find a way of minimizing the things inside then maybe there would be room for one PCI slot, saying that it would mean the mini would be a tad bit bigger.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind a mini that's a centimetre (yeah I use metric) taller if it fits a PCI-Express graphics card in it! I'd upgrade it to a 6800 straight away!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any of those options would be fine, but better graphics and a Core 2 Duo would be heaven. For what I do on my Mac mini, the graphics and Core 2 Duo would help out a little bit.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed: lowering the prices... Razz
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 3:51 am    Post subject: it can be Reply with quote

robinscruffy wrote:
I voted for C2D & GMA Graphics. Is PCI-E a smaller version of a PCI card by chance? Confused

it can be if it's PCIe 1x, PCIe 4x is about half size of a regular PCI, PCIe 8x is about the same size, and PCIe 16x is about a third larger than a PCI port. PCIe was created to combine PCI (equal to half of a PCIe 1x), PCI-X (equal to PCIe 4x), and AGP (equal to PCIe 8x at most) into one kind of port based on the same technology. I would like to see even a PCIe 1x slot for port expansion.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a normal PCI slot would be fine, because there are a wide range of components that are avaliable for it. If you go for the smaller versions there's going to be few choices, its like the express card slot and the PC card slot on laptops.

But either way, adding a PCI will add more to the Mini's size.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not hung up on the size of the mini. I would gladly see it grow in height, and even a bit in footprint, to accommodate faster, more expandable components. As long as it stays within the dimensions of a Cube (my other favourite Mac). Oh yes, and as long as it continues to be a quiet Mac!
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