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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

barnz wrote:
That's my problem as well. I don't want to go back to windows, but I am ready for a BluRay option, Mr Jobs!

I am too! That being said, I have a feeling that the first Blu-ray options from Apple are going to be priced at a pretty penny. The Blu-ray option for this Dell Hybrid is actually priced a little on the high side. I've seen drives for other Dells and HPs in the $175-$200 range.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dell says the Hybrid is perfect for the living room, but it doesn't seem to include a remote. That's kinda lame right there. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is looking pretty good for a HTPC at this point... I was waiting for apple to update the mac mini but appears they have forgotten about the lil guy... I would order immediately but i want an esata port...

The blu-ray option is nice but these options are going to be way over priced for a while... I've got my ps3 so as long as he is working, ill keep him for the movies...

If there isn't an update within the next few months, this is probably going to replace my current HTPC mainly because it has HDMI, i dont see an HDMI option coming to the mac mini but ill hold out a while...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

groebo wrote:
[...] this is probably going to replace my current HTPC mainly because it has HDMI, i dont see an HDMI option coming to the mac mini but ill hold out a while...


DVI to HDMI adapter: 3.63$.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually the pricing seems pretty strong to me.
Packing in what one would get with a C2D 2GHz mac mini comes to $662.

Adding a BluRay is $250 bucks - seems reasonable to me. I still like my mini better, but I think Dell has done a good job with this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon you can run two displays with this thing. One to DVI and the other with HDMI. Anyone know if that is supported?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ut oh! C'mon Apple get your s_it together. Dell released a smokin' hot mini machine. Dell? DELL?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I clicked on the Dell link in the OP, but my eyes were drawn to the wallpaper on the advertised displays. Are we the only ones who are imagining OS X on these machines? Confused
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[quote="FullGaz" But realistically, it's OS X that makes all the difference, not the box. And of course, the price...[/quote]

If there would be a better option without to much hassle for a Psystar and a a cd or little programme with would make any computer fit for installing Tiger or Leopard, I'd probably would do that soon enough, though I'm still happy with the belowmentioned mini.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How's this for baiting El Jobso? Dell says that their system "leaves the Mac Mini behind". Shocked
Full article: http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/07/28/dell.studio.hybrid/

And here's a video of the Dell machine presented by a man who sounds drunk...
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-studio-hybrid/4505-3118_7-33184329.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are really cool looking, but I've had my fill of Windows. I'm waiting for updated Mac mini. Waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting and waiting that is. What the hell is wrong with Apple anyways?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love an updated mini too. Frustrating that Dell is coming up with such a nice system instead of Apple!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:

And here's a video of the Dell machine presented by a man who sounds drunk...
http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-studio-hybrid/4505-3118_7-33184329.html


Hah! you're right, he was drunk!

Lame review, BTW. Sure you COULD get a laptop, or a "budget pc" that looms next to your TV like a monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, but that's not the point! Do any of these people realize that folks would want this to use as an HTPC, or even what one is? Apple sure doesn't seem to get the concept. Dell has taken a step in the right direction with this machine. ESPECIALLY if you can have have dual monitor output, which it appears that you can. Lets just hope this spurs Apple on to get their sh*t together and release a "Dell Hybrid Killer"
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again I gotta "huzzah' Opensky. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lame review, BTW. Sure you COULD get a laptop, or a "budget pc" that looms next to your TV like a monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, but that's not the point!

Well said. A laptop could do, but it's a hassle hooking your stuff up all the time. That's really why I have a dedicated laptop. Apple doesn't offer a proper docking station anyways. And hey, Apple laptops are pretty darn expensive. I don't want a big tower either. That's just a waste of space in my office. I was thinking about getting an iMac for the same reasons. But that was until I saw one in person at Best Buy. Like someone mentioned before, the glossy screen is a huge turn off. I was looking at Cover Flow in the Finder and saw more of my face than anything. It's totally annoying! I also didn't feel like spending $1500 to $1800 dollars.
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