Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Apr 2008 16:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Every now and then, a computer comes along that makes a mark, that sets a trend, or that simply stuns you - but not because of its internals, its processor or its software, but because of its appearance. Through the history of computing, there have been a number of computers that were actually designed to appeal not just because of raw technology alone, but also because of stunning looks. Read on for a countdown of my ten most beautiful computers.
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Mac Mini
by Morgan on Sun 13th Apr 2008 20:18 UTC
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I know Thom considers the Mac Mini to be ugly, as he said in the G4 Cube entry in the article, but I don't see how it's much different from the Cube in overall design. Slot loading, very small footprint, (nearly) silent, with rounded corners and a smooth overall appearance. The only thing I ever found "ugly" about it was video performance.

To each his own I guess.

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RE: Mac Mini
by hobgoblin on Sun 13th Apr 2008 23:34 in reply to "Mac Mini"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

i think the cube was simpler to disassemble...

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RE[2]: Mac Mini
by Morgan on Mon 14th Apr 2008 03:24 in reply to "RE: Mac Mini"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm sure it was, I took apart my old G4 Mini not long after I got it to up the RAM and it was a very touchy procedure. I didn't like the idea of shoving two metal putty knives into a $600 computer, but I did it right and didn't break anything. I wouldn't want to do it again though; even my eMac was easier to upgrade, and I had to take it halfway apart to add a bigger hard drive.

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