Weblog:   A Small Suggestion for the mini
Subject:   umm
Date:   2005-09-01 01:13:17
From:   carlj7
You mean like the eMac? Those things are still probably the best all around Mac value…
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  • Derrick Story photo RE: umm
    2005-09-01 07:14:16  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    The eMac is a great value, no doubt. But it's large and not that elegant. The mini package I'm thinking about scratches a different itch -- small footprint, stylish, affordable.
    • RE: umm
      2005-09-06 17:50:18  K_Uchida [View]

      Then, you're talking about an iMac? A little more expensive than the eMac (though not much if you haunt the deals section at the Apple site), but includes flat panel montior, keyboard, a much better CPU with a small "footprint." Why would they need to dupe that with a mini package?

      I think the reason the mini exists is missed entirely by this article. There are a lot- and I mean a LOT-- of windows people who have a decent (or better than decent...) keyboard and monitor already and want to own a Mac, but don't want or need to shell out for a full system. The mini is a cheap way to have a decent Mac toy without the price and commitment of buying a complete second system. It's a Windows accessory.

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