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Review: Apple Mac mini (2-GHz Core 2 Duo)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Review: Apple Mac mini (2-GHz Core 2 Duo) Reply with quote

Review: Apple Mac mini (2-GHz Core 2 Duo)
PC Magazine - "The Apple Mac mini has been around in one form or another for almost three years, and while the internal components have changed, the general concept and overall design has stayed the same. Pricing starts at $599, but the one we looked at is the upgraded 2-GHz $799 model. It's one of the forerunners of the green PC, having gone through several generations of substituting energy-efficient notebook-class components for desktop parts since the G4-powered Mac minis of early 2005. The Mac mini has been the lower-priced, entry-level Mac, but now that it's equipped with the Core 2 Duo processors, it is as powerful as a larger desktop while retaining its power (and space) savings. The Apple Mac mini appeals to both space-constrained and green-thinking PC users."

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Review: Apple Mac mini (2-GHz Core 2 Duo) Reply with quote

Don't know about you Brian, but that PC Magazine site is virtually impossible to click into.

All my attempts to view pages on their site, end up being timed out...

Case in point, yesterday II tried to access an ariticle entitled

"Why Microsoft is Stupid : Apple is smart"

But again, no luck.. even with a highspeed broadband connection...

Maybe it's their servers...?

Who knows....

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had no trouble accessing the review from the url Brian provided. I thought the view to be very fair, and overall, very complementary. It seems that Apple's image in the PC world has really done an about-face.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No trouble here. It was nice to see someone give the Mac mini props for its "green" properties. I wonder if anyone has ever compared the Mac mini to your standard Dell tower in energy consumption, and then figured out the savings over a given period. Has anyone ever seen something like that?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen that g5, but any green analysis would have to include the extended useful life of a Mac compared to a Dell - how long does a Mac continue to serve a useful purpose after a Dell has been dumped into a landfill?

BTW Aquafire, that PC Magazine page loaded pretty quickly here in the UK - have you given it another go at a different time of day?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It loaded fine for me as well yesterday, but it is an awful site to navigate around.
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