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Poll: Your opinion of the Mac mini update?
Good
43%
 43%  [ 24 ]
Ok
47%
 47%  [ 26 ]
Bad
7%
 7%  [ 4 ]
No opinion
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 55

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Poll: Your opinion of the Mac mini update? Reply with quote

Poll: Your opinion of the Mac mini update?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than the lack of a upgrade to the 'N' standard for wireless ethernet, I think it was a good update. It was long overdue though.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just what I was waiting for, but a free leopard upgrade voucher would have been nice though. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was ok, nothing to get really really excited about though
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: N Reply with quote

I wanted N, the GPU I can understand when it would make it better than the one in the MacBook.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was okay, could have been better. I think the people here predicted it a ways back.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me just say this. I should have waited a few weeks to buy. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted BAD.

I knew Apple wasn't going to redesign the mini, but hey no "n" card?

That is an easy upgrade on the assembly line.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you gotta consider this a "refresh" and not a true upgrade. This exact same upgrade has been available to any Intel mini owner since the core2duo's came out.

However, I did vote "ok". This was the bare minimum needed to keep the mini line alive...and I excepted nothing else from Apple.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
I knew Apple wasn't going to redesign the mini, but hey no "n" card?


I use ethernet, so having or not having 802.11n doesn't matter to me. I don't have an 802.11n router anyways. I'm just upset about missing out on the Core 2 Duo, iLife 08 and the other standard bumps. I really would've liked having a Core 2 Duo going into Leopard for 64-bit support.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the increase in the new mini, Would of been nice to see wireless N and a voucher for the next OS 10.5
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm glad i got a macbook pro after they were updated (was originally gonna get a mac mini, but the MBP seemed like the best value to me, i know it sounds crazy but hey)
if i had waited for the mini update i would've been really disappointed.
the iMac update is pretty cool though, i love the new wireless keyboards, especially with the video controls on it (play/pause, rewind etc) and the small size makes it ideal for htpc.

in fact i just looked at the specs again for the 2.0GHz model mini, it is pretty good now that i think about it a bit more, and back to what it was before, i've just been spoiled by the macbook pro Wink shame about the n though, still good to see it's still alive even though it's off my shopping list now.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pleased that Apple upgraded it (or refreshed it in iMav's words). I would say they did the bare minimum but to be fair, Apple was constrained by the MacBook specs on one side and the iMac's on the other. Ideally, I would have liked a redesigned mini that could accommodate a 3.5" drive and contained an independent GPU. But I will be buying this one; just have to decide whether to wait for Leopard or not.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it was good enough for me. I'm buying the 1.83GHz model next paycheck.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The upgrade is good, however, I'm not rushing out to buy another mini. The Core Duo model which I bought in January '07 is more than adequate for my needs. Exclamation
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