The Next Mac Mini?

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    Gloomy Mushroom

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    A possible image of the next generation Mac Mini was first posted to a MacRumors forum discussion thread. The image depicts what could be the next Mac mini.

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    The original leaker also claimed the following specs:

    - Intel Core 2 Duo
    - 2GHz
    - 3MB L2 cache
    - 2GB RAM DDR III, 1066MHz
    - Super Drive is SATA

    The port configuration is consistent with previous rumors that the new Mac mini would bring improved specs. Specifically, the new Mini was described to have 5 USB ports, FireWire 800, and two Display ports (Mini DisplayPort and Mini DVI). All these can be found on the leaked photograph.

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    It might be. I dunno. I wouldn't buy it. :lol:
     
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    Why the hell would anyone buy that? If you're going for "portable," just buy a fucking laptop. No one's going to walk around with a tiny block and a monitor if they can just walk around with a laptop. I swear Apple makes some of the stupidest products ever, just to make themselves seem "space-age" when they're basically just wasting their own money. About the only good thing they've made is the iBook, in my opinion.
     
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    It's not supposed to be portable, it's supposed to be a small, cheap computer. My parents have a mini and for their needs, which is browsing the web and e-mail, it's great. They don't need a big fancy expensive computer.
     
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    Screw laptops for portability (is that even a word? lol). Netbooks are the way to go for small and compact.
     
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    Well if it's cheaper than 600$ . Around 450$ maybe then I'd say it'd be almost worth it. Apple are too damn expensive.
     
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    Um, what the hell? Netbooks are laptops.
     
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    Mac Mini's are also useful as a media center. One of the reasons Apple TV never took off is because the Mac Minis do the same thing and more.

    You pay for the OS basically.
     
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    Netbooks aren't useful enough to stick around. People are buying them now because they're a new concept but they won't last long. You're paying half the price of a laptop for a half sized, quarter powered useless sub-laptop.
     
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    I think netbooks serve 2 purposes. One, is for students who want something small they can throw in their backpack, and two, is for people who spend a lot of time on planes where there's not a lot of room to comfortably use a full sized laptop. But they're no good as your main computer or as a laptop if you only occasionally move about and travel.
     
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    Most people don't need anything more than a Netbook. If all you need is something to view the web and type of word docs, then a netbook is a very solid solution for that.
     

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