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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:29 pm    Post subject: Intel Based Mac Mini in January? Reply with quote

Intel Based Mac Mini in January?
Monday November 7, 2005

A new report by UBS Investment Research suggests that Apple could release an Intel-based Mac Mini as soon as January 2006, at the upcoming Macworld Expo. "The analyst said Apple would introduce more video content and digital entertainment offerings at Macworld in January, helping to drive shares. Checks also indicate that the company may be ready to launch lower-end Intel based Macs earlier than its original June 2006 target, with the possibility of an Intel-based Mac Mini at Macworld," notes Forbes.com. Macworld Expo takes place January 9th-13th in San Francisco.



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pentium M and Front Row please! For the love of God, no Celerons!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a hunch this rumor/report is true for three reason.

1. It marks the one-year anniversary of the Mac mini being released.
2. Apple never officially announced the 1.5GHz with 64MB video models.
3. Apple doesn't have to wait for the new high end Intel chips that are coming out later in the spring because the Mac mini is Apple's entry-level computer.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And,
a 2GHz Pentium M would be an upgrade as well.

I wonder what video card will be ? Perhaps an ATI 9600 mobile. hmmm.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a feeling Apple is going to do away the Mac mini having a dedicated video. I bet they end up using Intel's 915 GM chipset like Aopen's mini PC.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GAWD, I hope not. Having a dedicated video chip is the only way to deliver smooth multimedia without a ton of general CPU power.

Having a low i915 would have even OS X's desktop waiting. Yuck.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The current G4 1.42 mini serves me well but this will definitely be the next upgrade for me if the specs are sufficiently improved. If not, I'll wait a while until they are. Anyone concerned about being on the bleeding edge of the Mac/Intel transition? I know they've been running OS X on Intel for a while now but I wonder if it might not be wise to drop back and let others experience any initial growing pains with the new architecture once it hits the streets.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crikey i hope this isnt true to be honest. im a day or 2 away from ordering my mini and i dont want it completely obsolete a month or 2 later.

(i dont see an increase in vram, faster drive etc as being completely obsolete . but an entire core change, thats very different.)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greg wrote:
Anyone concerned about being on the bleeding edge of the Mac/Intel transition? I know they've been running OS X on Intel for a while now but I wonder if it might not be wise to drop back and let others experience any initial growing pains with the new architecture once it hits the streets.


I'm a little concerned about becoming a beta tester of sorts, but the transition shouldn't be that bad if Rosetta lives up to everything advertised. Although, I'd be pretty enthusiastic about a becoming a beta tester for the new Mac mini with 2GHz Pentium M, 512MB, SuperDrive, Core Image video, Airport Extreme, Bluetooth 2.0, and Front Row with remote for $699. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leander wrote:
crikey i hope this isnt true to be honest. im a day or 2 away from ordering my mini and i dont want it completely obsolete a month or 2 later.

(i dont see an increase in vram, faster drive etc as being completely obsolete . but an entire core change, thats very different.)

Sad


I've been waiting weeks for Apple to officially announce the updated Mac minis. I will be waiting until January now. These Intel minis sound better and might include FrontRow.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...And I suspect that the best macintelmini would be out in July, like the current one.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
greg wrote:
Anyone concerned about being on the bleeding edge of the Mac/Intel transition? I know they've been running OS X on Intel for a while now but I wonder if it might not be wise to drop back and let others experience any initial growing pains with the new architecture once it hits the streets.


I'm a little concerned about becoming a beta tester of sorts, but the transition shouldn't be that bad if Rosetta lives up to everything advertised. Although, I'd be pretty enthusiastic about a becoming a beta tester for the new Mac mini with 2GHz Pentium M, 512MB, SuperDrive, Core Image video, Airport Extreme, Bluetooth 2.0, and Front Row with remote for $699. Very Happy


Maybe they should call it the Mac Guimini Pig! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would wait until July to buy a second generation of intel based Mac, just in case some ugly viruses find their way in.
No Beta testing for me, I pass Arrow
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blazer wrote:
Maybe they should call it the Mac Guimini Pig!


RLMAO!

Quantum wrote:
I would wait until July to buy a second generation of intel based Mac, just in case some ugly viruses find their way in.
No Beta testing for me, I pass Arrow


I really don't think viruses will be a problem during or after the transition.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pentium M and Front Row please! For the love of God, no Celerons!


I think I read Yonah somewhere today.
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