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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: More new mac's coming out? Reply with quote

I plan on getting 2 mac mini's (one for my son, a college student, and another for me) As well, my wife plans to get a imac. Well a few days ago when i started posting inquiring on the mac mini another person responded saying that I should hold off, a new mac mini is around the corner. They said it was on macrumors.com so I figured maybe it's just that, a rumor. Well then I contacted a company early this morning to inquire about what they offer for mac mini's (configurations, etc). this was in email and their response was they would like to talk to me further about it but that they were just informed that a new mac mini is coming out in the future. Well I haven't called them yet but will shortly and will post here what I find out. To me now it seems likely because I was ready to buy but yet they seem to want to warn me to hold off.
I like the mini but my only concern is the small amount of memory but yet upgraded to 2 gigs it's fine. As for hard drive, I think 120 gigs is enough but more would be nice. My biggest concern is the processor. I'd like at least closer to 2 ghz. I don't even care if the case is a little larger so I'm hoping maybe it's a higher speed model (1.88 or higher). As well, with the new memron chips coming out I wonder if Apple will start slowly moving their lines over to that. I would imagine the lower power would pay off in laptops and it would start there and later move to the other systems.
As a side note, is there any talk of a new imac around the corner? Since my wife plans to buy one soon I'm interested in that as well. Also, any new 'series' of macs. What I mean is for me, I dont' have a lot of desk space and I already have a Windows XP machine on my desk so for me the mac mini seemed great. I can get a switchbox and share the monitor. As for my wife, she has far more room and probably will initially require a more powerful machine. Since she doensn't have a monitor the imac seems great for her. Eventually we may want a notebook but we don't want one yet. It just seems like it's a large step going from a imac to a mac pro. The mac pro is great but out of my price range. I just wish there was a imac without a monitor in a sense or either a scaled down mac pro. Is there any plans of something like this? if so I'd likely go with that instead of the mac mini.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the headless iMac debate has been around longer than I've been a Mac user. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that Apple is ever going to change the iMac from being an all-in-one machine. That is their bread and butter middle of the road system. You either love it or hate it. I happen to hate it, so I settled on the Mac mini. It's an awesome little machine and up to the task. However, I still think it would've been nice to see Apple come out with a single processor Mac Pro for under 2K.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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is there any talk of a new imac around the corner?


People discuss all sorts of things, but Apple doesn't discuss future product developments, so its all speculation.

I doubt there will be another breed of macs.

There is the Baseline/Pro laptops, the mini (headless system), the iMac, and the Mac Pro Series. Thats all they really need.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of the G4 Cube!

Call it the MacCube since they like that naming scheme to go between the MacPro and iMac
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