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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

diulei wrote:
Well, I rarely use CDs/DVDs anymore, so i suppose it wouldn't be a problem for me. Reaching around the back to get to the USB ports, however, is.


Except that this design looks more like a set-top box for the living room. Which means playing/storing audio CDs and playing DVDs. The USB ports are the things that wouldn't be used much on such a device (Bluetooth remote and keyboard).

Maybe FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 ports on the front (for miniDV cams and digital cameras).
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the first person. It looks like an iPod laying on its back.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:25 pm    Post subject: iPod dock on iBook? Reply with quote

This is not a good idea. iPod docks are a great idea on a music system, and there are several such available, but not on a laptop. All this does is add complexity and cost to a device which needs to be engineered to an attractive price point. The iPod could be connected through a USB port. Adding a redundant interface merely because it looks cool does not make good economic sense. GH
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Mac Midi? Reply with quote

Oh, I see. It's supposed to be a Mini. That's an even dumber idea. It's not portable, so you're at home. Either you have a nice music system, in which case you just need the Apple dock to connect your iPos to your system, or you get a compact music system with an iPod dock, of which there are several to choose from (Bose, etc.). A bloated Mini misses the whole point, which is a compact computer with full connectivity. An iPod connection is just to specialized to make sense.
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