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  Mac Mini Eye for the Linux-Windows Guy
Subject:   suspicions confirmed
Date:   2005-04-22 05:12:19
From:   jwenting
Response to: suspicions confirmed

Got a USB wireless set sitting idle at the moment, hope it still works (threw the receiver at the wall out of frustration when it wouldn't work with my MX700 :)).
Wires forever, must have 50m of the stuff running around the house.


Main factor in price is the extra RAM and harddisk space plus extra software (Photoshop ain't cheap and uses a LOT of RAM) and of course a good screen for it (17" TFT).


In all I'd end up more than doubling the €500 pricetag.


I'm actually looking at an Inspiron 6000 at the moment. Slightly larger but more economical. What I get will depend on which models are discounted around the time I get the funds together :)

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  • suspicions confirmed
    2005-04-27 06:36:33  qka [View]

    jwenting:
    I think you missed the point of the Mac mini. It's an entry level machine. Yes, it should have shipped with 512 MB of RAM. But it is Apples's entry into the low end market.

    You want</it> to run Photoshop on the mini? Would you run Photoshop on a low-end PC with a Celeron? Considering the money for the 17" screen and PS software, you would be better served by an iMac G5. Photoshop on a mini would be penny wise and pound foolish. Don't know what you would wind up paying where you are, but in hte US the start at US$1300 from the Apple online store. And that's for much more computer power, with 17" screen, keyboard & mouse.

    todd:
    Another thank you for a great article! And a thnak you to everyone who posteded to the follow-up. That was as useful as the article