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The official unofficial Mac mini G2 wish list!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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3.5" HD (2.5" is just too limiting and slow and expensive per gb)


They would have to dump the CD/DVD drive to fit it in or make the case about an inch wider.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

would be worth it imo. 2.5" is just too much of a liability. bad performance, too hard to find, too expensive per gb, too limited capacity.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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would be worth it imo. 2.5" is just too much of a liability. bad performance, too hard to find, too expensive per gb, too limited capacity.


You'd think with the way technology is moving better 2.5" will be coming out soon. I'd hate to see the mini get bigger but something has to be done about the slow drives!
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't wait for generation 2...I don't think they will drop the Modem just yet...so many people are still using dialup.

I just really want a processor upgrade to 2.0 ghz at least, 2 GB of RAM, and for everyone's sake at least make the video card 128mb...I can imagine being back to using 32MB...I would have trouble running Return To Castle Wolfenstein with that

with those 3 upgrades...the Mac Mini Generation 2 will kick MAJOR ass. I don't think a 3.5 will be an option...it's too big.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2005 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dream mini
2.GHz G4.
160GB 5400RPM or greater drive.
Digital Audio-in and out.
Dual-layer Superdrive.
Gigabit Ethernet.
2 memory slots for up to 2GB of memory.
Firewire 800

Price $799 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A machine like that would totally cannibalize the iMac and iBook.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: The official unofficial Mac mini G2 wish list! Reply with quote

mavherzog wrote:
andp wrote:
I know we're all waiting for Tiger but let's say they update the Mac mini soon there after. Other than the obvious 512MB Ram, new video card, faster and bigger hard drive, what should Apple do?

I don't really care whether they bundle more RAM or a bigger/faster hard drive (those can be upgraded). The number ONE thing is to upgrade the video chipset (and bump up the video ram).


I agree. If they can squeeze a 9600 into the mini we're looking at a great computer that would be pretty good at gaming too.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bani wrote:
would be worth it imo. 2.5" is just too much of a liability. bad performance, too hard to find, too expensive per gb, too limited capacity.


I disagree.

I'd hate to have to sacrafice a DVD burner for a hotter running standard hard disk.

It may cost $200+ for a 60GB, 7200 RPM now, but prices may drop in the future.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xmen65 wrote:
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3.5" HD (2.5" is just too limiting and slow and expensive per gb)


They would have to dump the CD/DVD drive to fit it in or make the case about an inch wider.


fine by me. give customers a choice. i'll pick the 3.5" over the cd/dvd drive any day.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dumping the Combo or Superdrive just to get a faster or larger capacity hard drive would not fly over well.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dumping the Combo or Superdrive just to get a faster or larger capacity hard drive would not fly over well.


Especially if they don't have to do so. I agree that there should be the option to choose a 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm hard disk.

I think a large majority of the buying public would complain about the lack of an optical drive of any kind.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does any major computer company offer a consumer level system without optical? Mom and pop would never buy into this.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why not force wifi on them then too?

heh. only in apple territory is choice considered a bad thing.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bani wrote:
why not force wifi on them then too?

heh. only in apple territory is choice considered a bad thing.


Easy answer (and I'm sure you already knew this). I'd guestimate that at least 95% of the computer buying public...be it for home, business or educational use...almost everyone uses some form of optical media to transport and share data.


I'd say less than 10% use WiFi.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to transport and share data, i use firewire and ethernet and this new fangled thing called the interweb. but maybe i'm just the odd man out.
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