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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More expensive for a lower spec
by ncafferkey on Wed 16th Jun 2010 14:31 UTC
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I don't think anyone's pointed out how badly the new model compares with the more expensive version of the old mini. The new model is 50 Euros more expensive than the high spec old model here, and what do you get for that extra 50 Euros? Apart from the better graphics and SD slot (which don't interest me), you get half the RAM (2GB vs 4GB), a slower CPU (2.4GHz vs 2.53GHz), and one fewer USB ports.

Adding BTO options to address the shortcomings in RAM and CPU would bring the increase over the old model to 275 Euros. I was waiting for the new mini to come out, but when I saw the price and specs I rushed out to buy the old one.

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Apart from that, the Euro 499/599 model seems to be completely gone. Although I like Macs a lot, until they drop the prices, there is no entry-level model that I can recommend to newcomers anymore...

It seems to become clearer and clearer: OS X is for media development (only), iOS is for consumption (the masses).

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