Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 22:59 UTC
Apple Two articles about the Intel Mac Mini: "As a fan of faster computers from Apple, I'm heartened by this week's release of an Intel-based Mac mini. In fact, with the SPECint_rate_base2000 benchmark indicating speeds of up to four times faster than the Mac mini G4, this new crop of minis sounds just about perfect. I say 'just about', because of one particular issue." And secondly, "Our first Intel-based Mac minis have arrived, straight from the Apple Store, and what was the first thing the cold, cruel alien intellects at Macworld did with one of these innocents? That's right. We got out our putty knife, popped it open, and spilled its guts out." Here are some XBench tests between an Intel and a G4 Mac Mini.
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Just a thought
by Disruptor on Fri 3rd Mar 2006 11:27 UTC
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2005-11-06

An integrated graphics chipset just doesn't feel right. At least I would expect Apple to drop prices a bit. I don't think that the current pricing scheme that Apple uses is competitive or even `luring' at least hardware-wise. My take is that such hardware will alienate many users. Guess that when it comes to minis Apple bets on the high optimization of OsX for CoreDuos to leverage things a bit. Who knows.

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