Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Jun 2006 15:24 UTC, submitted by Tom Dickens
Apple "It's not that I despise Apple or the wonderful products it showcases year after year, but the fact that almost every first generation Apple product has serious quality assurance issues bugs me beyond belief. Let's take a look at two of Apple's most successful products, the company's portable music player and its notebook series."
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Mac Mini Core Duo
by ApproachingZero on Thu 1st Jun 2006 16:27 UTC
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2005-11-10

Things have gone surprisingly smoothly for the first-gen Mac mini Core Duo. I love mine. Seems to have escaped the typical problems associated with first-gen Apple products. I haven't heard any specific complaints about it other than "the default 512MB RAM isn't enough", which is true. Max it out to 2GB and you've got a seriously well engineered workstation for iLife and light duty in the Pro apps.

Since most of the complaints I've heard about the new Apple hardware can be paraphrased as, "it burns my legs!", maybe it makes sense that no one is complaining about the Mac mini too much. I haven't felt the urge to put mine in my lap yet.

(Note: Apple, please stop releasing laptops that burn people's legs. The screams on the internet are getting awfully loud.)

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RE: Mac Mini Core Duo
by Tyr. on Thu 1st Jun 2006 16:41 in reply to "Mac Mini Core Duo"
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

(Note: Apple, please stop releasing laptops that burn people's legs. The screams on the internet are getting awfully loud.)

Legs ? They're the lucky ones :-) (note: link isn't about a mac laptop either) :
"Man burns penis with laptop" ( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/11/22/man_burns_penis_with_laptop... )

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RE[2]: Mac Mini Core Duo
by ApproachingZero on Thu 1st Jun 2006 17:15 in reply to "RE: Mac Mini Core Duo"
ApproachingZero Member since:
2005-11-10

How could you not notice your penis being slow-roasted for an hour? It's kind of sensitive, you know?

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RE: Mac Mini Core Duo
by rayiner on Thu 1st Jun 2006 20:10 in reply to "Mac Mini Core Duo"
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2005-07-06

The first-gen iMac Core Duo seems to be trouble-free too. And aside of some rumors about paint-flaking, I haven't heard much about the Macbook (non-Pro) either.

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RE: Mac Mini Core Duo
by werpu on Fri 2nd Jun 2006 08:05 in reply to "Mac Mini Core Duo"
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2006-01-18

The problem with the first gen Mac mini core Duo is its graphics card, which is the slowest of its generation of graphics cards. In my case it was a sure sale which Apple lost because of that. I was in need for a PC replacement, but the plain Centrino 2 design simply did not do it for my use cases (I also want to do some occasional gaming of current gen gameS), and the iMac simply is not an option for me, too expensive and I do not need yet another monitor.

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