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[5]: UK Price
by jackeebleu on Tue 15th Jun 2010 17:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: UK Price"
jackeebleu
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2006-01-26

The point is a simple one really. People are always mentioning comparable PC pricing to what a mac offers.

Here in the states, the only version of the specified Acer includes these specs:

AR3610-U9022
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium , 64-bit version, Intel® Atom™ Processor N330 (1MB L2 cache, 1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB), 2GB (1/1) DDR2 800 SDRAM, 160GB SATA hard drive, multi-in-one card reader, NVIDIA® ION™ graphics, gigabit LAN, 802.11b/g/Draft-N WLAN

Cost $329-$403

The "over priced" Mac Mini as you are referring to it has the following specs on its BASE model:

Mac OS C, 32/64 bit, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz (3MB L2 cache, 1066MHz FSB, 2GB DDR3 1066 SDRAM, 320GB SATA HDD, SD Card Slot, NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256MB DDR3 SDRAM, gigabit LAN, 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN, EDR BlueTooth 2.1, HDMI out, FW800, 8x SuperDrive, etc

Cost $699

Looking purely at the specs, i'm not even going to mention the value of the included software, there is no comparison, better processor, faster Memory, better WiFi, etc etc. So yeah, you get what you pay for. Thats the point. Hope that answers the question.

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RE[6]: UK Price
by spiderman on Wed 16th Jun 2010 09:55 in reply to "RE[5]: UK Price"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Right, I did another very quick google search.
Found the dell studio hybrid at €499. Not half the price but almost.
Intel Core 2 duo, RAM 4GB, HD 320GB

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