Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 10:03 UTC
Apple Apple have updated the Mac Mini. It now sports an aluminium (no, I am not going to spell it "aluminum") enclosure, an HDMI port, an internal PSU (no power-brick!) and oddly, an SD card slot in the back. There's also an access hole on the bottom to change the RAM easily.
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RE[2]: UK Price
by spiderman on Tue 15th Jun 2010 12:31 UTC in reply to "RE: UK Price"
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I can choose not to buy AND complain it is too expensive.
If the product suck or is too expensive, I don't buy it AND I open my mouth to let other people know it sucks or is overly expensive and that I don't buy it. I complain loudly so that everybody can hear, both the seller and the potential customers. The only way to stop me is either to lower the price, make product that don't suck or just hire me in the PR department and pay me good money to shut up.
€799 is outrageously expensive. It's well over twice the price I expect to pay for a mini computer without a screen.

Edit: I did a (very) quick google check. In 10 seconds, I found the "ACER Aspire Revo R3610-VFYZ Seven Home Premium" for €315.11 with 4GB of RAM, 500GB hardrive, HDMI, SD card reader, 6xUSB, etc.

Edited 2010-06-15 12:49 UTC

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v RE[3]: UK Price
by jackeebleu on Tue 15th Jun 2010 13:11 in reply to "RE[2]: UK Price"
RE[4]: UK Price
by Neolander on Tue 15th Jun 2010 13:39 in reply to "RE[3]: UK Price"
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People who say that Apple hardware is over-expensive compared with other similar computers are often accused of missing some hypothetic point. However, I think I've never seen somebody explaining seriously and without introducing a pure troll or some kind of false information what said point is...

Edited 2010-06-15 13:42 UTC

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RE[4]: UK Price
by spiderman on Tue 15th Jun 2010 13:55 in reply to "RE[3]: UK Price"
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You are right, you can not buy and complain about the price, but again WHY?
Uh, what? Please reread my post I said exactly the opposite.
Why complain that a Bentley or a Lear Jet is expensive?
Had to google both just to know what the fuck Bentley or Lear jet was. If you are going to make some bogus analogies, please at least use known brands, like Ferrari or whatever!
You wont be accessing one anytime soon. So its a moot point at best.
I certainly couldn't afford a Ferrari, but I could well afford 10s of those Mac Minis if I wanted to, believe me. Not that that has anything to do with the point actually.

Is Apple forcing you to purchase any of their products? I dont think so. So good sir, is your point to solely to troll?
Good sir, read the post. My point was PRECISELY that I can NOT BUY and STILL complain. It makes perfect sense.

Apple, like any other product releases items for sale, you have the inherent freedom to plunk down your hard owned or socially donated govt funds over to them in exchange for the product.

And I still have the freedom to bash their product and complain as loudly as I want. I'm not their slave, is it that hard to get?
But comparing a Ford Ka to Bentley Continental GT on the basis of price, accomplishes exactly what you are doing; missing the point.
Oh my ..., I'm not going to google for those products I suppose you talk about cars. So the Mac Mini is supposed to be a Ferrari and the ACER a Ford Ka or whatever? Reread the specs I gave you right there in the post and come back.
Look! Over there! Could it be?!?! It's a bridge! You know what to do with that don't you?
What was that? English humor or what? Can you parse it for me plz?

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RE[4]: UK Price
by Cymro on Tue 15th Jun 2010 14:03 in reply to "RE[3]: UK Price"
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What a tiresome post. Anyone who criticises Apple, even a loyal customer, must be a troll. How dare he point out that hiking up the price by £150 for very little reason has lost Apple a sale! Just unqualified adulation and praise here, if you please!

We all know that Apple offers a level of quality that you have to pay for, but if they arbitrarily crank up the price for basically the same slightly updated product and then crank it up some more for us Europeans, then I think they're ripping off their faithful and they deserve to know it.

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RE[3]: UK Price
by sj87 on Wed 16th Jun 2010 03:55 in reply to "RE[2]: UK Price"
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I did a (very) quick google check. In 10 seconds, I found the "ACER Aspire Revo R3610-VFYZ Seven Home Premium" for €315.11 with 4GB of RAM, 500GB hardrive, HDMI, SD card reader, 6xUSB, etc.

An Atom processor, no aluminium casing. Graphics weren't listed anywhere but the sucky CPU suggests it would be useless anyways. It also lacks software (Macs come with iLife bundled), and you fail to acknowledge the simple fact Apple sells its OS for 30 bucks, so it's deemed to make some of the missing money through hardware sales. Apple also has a full onsite warranty, Acer doesn't.

Sure there's a bigger margin for Apple than there is for Acer - ASSUMABLY - but your laughter of a comparison fails to make any valid points.

Edited 2010-06-16 03:58 UTC

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