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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:46 am    Post subject: Return of the Mac mini Portable Reply with quote

Return of the Mac mini Portable
Sunday, April 16, 2006

Back in February, we reported about Peter Green's Mac mini portable project. Well, it looks like Peter has continued to make improvements and refinements to his design. The new Mac mini portable (MMP MkII) is built into a smaller enclosure and includes a flush-mounted trackpad, flush-mounted keyboard, USB Hub, and 8" TFT screen. Running off a 14.8 volt Li-on battery, the MMP MkII gets over three hours of battery life. Other new features include a front-mounted power button and dual-head display. You can see a video of the MMP MkII in action here.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very neat; Apple should sign 'im up.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:51 am    Post subject: Dual Head?! Reply with quote

He has a dual-head display setup from a Mac mini?

Oh, I see... a dual-head mirror display setup... His 8" LCD is probably connected using S-Video.

Still, his MMP Mark 2 sure looks nice. I wish my own Mini-ITX laptop turned out half as great as this. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give this guy credit for his modding skills, but I'm looking forward to seeing the new 13.3" iBooks. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
I'll give this guy credit for his modding skills, but I'm looking forward to seeing the new 13.3" iBooks. Smile


Don't you mean 13.3" Macbooks? Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Engadget, he spent less than $700 making the original Mac Mini, getting most of the gadgets off of ebay.

I can't wait for the new Intel-based 13-inch iBooks, either, though. Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Props for the geek-factor...

but I'll just stick with a laptop, thanks. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but this is the guy whose advice you want if you're thinking about modding your Mini. Sign him up on 123Macmini!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah props on the geek factor but this got to be the most useless compuers of all time.

The keyboard is a joke, that ruins the whole thing.

Just use a 12" ibook for god's sake.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:05 pm    Post subject: Oh dear... Reply with quote

What is the point? Its neat for a school project but I don't see how it would be useful at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn the Bride of Frankenstein is prettier than that Thing!
wonder what he's using for a hard drive? I'm sure he ain't getting 3.5hrs running that TFT and a Laptop drive.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clever fellow, I'll give him that. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CLEVER, YES, KNOW HOW TO USE A VIDEO TO PROMOTE, ON NO Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya see, Me I would have mounted it into an Etch-A-Sketch!
that way ita had a Magic Screen!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why not go all out there and mount it on an etcha sketch but with a beer holder too, with a straw so no spilling.... nice. Very Happy
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