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What is the update?
Black colour
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Better integrated graphics
57%
 57%  [ 4 ]
iSight (somehow!)
14%
 14%  [ 1 ]
Leopard (suprise everyone by releasing early)
28%
 28%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 7

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dance
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:59 pm    Post subject: What's coming, chaps? Reply with quote

Hi

I'm in the market for a lovely Mac Mini, and with my educational discount, I can get a corker for under £500.

BUT Mac Buyers' Guide recommends waiting before buying as they think an update is pending.

The only predicted update I can find is for better integrated graphics.

So I have two questions: (1) when is the update coming (it's overdue if the average is to be believed) and (2) what will the updates comprise?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well better integrated graphics isn't the only thing hopefully coming i really am hoping for a 1gb standard and a core 2 duo but mostly the core 2 duo i am waiting so anxiously Very Happy i hope the speed is 2ghz Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best bet:
Core 2 Duo
802.11n wireless
1GB memory in top model
100GB-120GB hard drive in top model
80GB Hard drive in bottom model

Coin toss:
GMA X3000

Snowball chance in hell:
Built-in iSight
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a black color would be awesome, but i'm not so sure that's going to happen.

About the built-in iSight, i'm sure that's not going to happen. Apple will make another new model of the iSight that you can buy seperately to go with your Mac mini. My best guess is the Leopard option, as we actually know it's going to ship soon according to Apple.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! I was kidding about the iSight (where would they put it?!) but you've really got me excited (in a pleasant way) about the other possibilities, Core 2 Duo, 802.11n, 1GB RAM etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of Devo's best bets sound correct to me, though those starting hard drive sizes for the lower and higher end models seem a little high.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my two cents in top model

same $799us (hopefully)

core 2 duo 2.16 ghz or 2.0 ghz (crosses for 2.16 Very Happy)

Gma X3000

1gb DDR2

100 GB HD (i don't mind if its 80 gb tho ill add more space later)

super drive Very Happy

leopard (please god just....please....)

same silver color Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tecktronika wrote:

same silver color Sad


I like the silver and white coloring. I think it would be a major mistake for Apple to dump the current color scheme in favor of an all black or white Mac mini. I also think it would be a mistake for them to change the materials. Meaning from the anodized aluminum to an all-plastic body. JMTC
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
I like the silver and white coloring. I think it would be a major mistake for Apple to dump the current color scheme in favor of an all black or white Mac mini. I also think it would be a mistake for them to change the materials. Meaning from the anodized aluminum to an all-plastic body. JMTC


Also, if Apple decides to change the Mac mini color, what will LaCie and other Mac mini upgrading companys do?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
I like the silver and white coloring. I think it would be a major mistake for Apple to dump the current color scheme in favor of an all black or white Mac mini.

i agree, if it aint broke dont fix it Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple may add additional colors, but I think it would be wise to keep the aluminum and white look going for a while. Most people recognize the white color as an association with Apple due to the iPod success. Now of course whe know that the iPods have come out and various colors and so have Macs of the past. I say keep the white and add the new Shuffle colors (plus black) to the mini line-up.
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