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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:11 am    Post subject: CNET Posts Review of 2012 Mac Mini Reply with quote

CNET Posts Review of 2012 Mac Mini
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 4:31 PM EST
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CNET has posted a review of the 2012 Mac mini on their website. It covers everything from the upgraded core components to the new Fusion Drive. They also have benchmarks and a video review with additional information and commentary. So, what does CNET think about the new 2012 Mac mini? They are calling it the most competitive model to date. One with strong core components and versatile connectivity options.



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I'm not a big fan of Mac reviews from CNET. That's because they always end up comparing them to unrelated Windows machines. Which we all know, is like comparing apples to oranges. I would rather see comparisons go back to previous generations of Mac minis, iMacs and MacBooks. And more than just the previous generation. I mean, if any of that makes sense. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually learned something from the video. I didn't realize that Apple took away the Firewire 800 port on the iMac. I hope they keep that going on the Mac mini for a couple more updates. Even though I know they have the Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter. I would rather have the direct connection. Plus, who want's to spend another $30 for a $7 adapter? Not me.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Texark wrote:
I actually learned something from the video. I didn't realize that Apple took away the Firewire 800 port on the iMac. I hope they keep that going on the Mac mini for a couple more updates. Even though I know they have the Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter. I would rather have the direct connection. Plus, who want's to spend another $30 for a $7 adapter? Not me.


I'd rather see another Thunderbolt port, especially if you are using the current Thunderbolt port as a display port out. Bottom line, I'd rather use and adapter and have the versatility that Thunderbolt offers.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm starting to think they should dump the HDMI port in favor of another Thunderbolt port. Especially with all of the HDMI issues being reported. I'm fine with them keeping the FW 800/400 port for another couple more updates. Even though the technology is going the way of the Dodo bird. There are just a lot of legacy FW 800/400 devices out there in the Mac world still being used. Video cameras, drives, you name it. You also break Thunderbolt daisy-chaining by using an adapter. That would eliminate the use of two DVI or HDMI based displays with the Mac mini. I guess you would really need three Thunderbolt ports at that point. You know what? Let's just go with four Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports. That should more than have use covered. I think they need to keep the Ethernet port though. Even though there's an adapter for that one as well. Laughing
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