What we have today with the Mac Mini is only the most accessible. $ 500 is a critical price point, but that only one third of the story. The second third is a very friendly design of this computer. People do not want big, noisy, power-hungry subject, as Apple realized after rendering “of the famous wind-tunnel” Power Macs and Xserves start. Are you at home or the office or server room, compact size, quiet operation and low power consumption of any tangible benefit. And the Mac Mini excels in all fields.
The third part is? Software. Mac OS X, although the Finder, funky and a variety of other errors and problems, is by far the best operating system for general use in the world today. And remarkably free of worms, viruses, spyware and malware that plague the computer with Windows. Apple applications, although some software glitches on their own, were very helpful, friendly and widespread, significant added value as a whole.
Mix all the benefits, and $ 500 Mac Mini much, with a bundle of software and at least 1.25 GHz processor, CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, 40GB hard drive, modem, and a combination analog / digital video port that can handle a large number, check the cleanliness with 32 Mbytes of dedicated video memory is driven by ATI Radeon 9200 chipset. To save money, you can use the cheaper 17 “and 19″ used CRT monitor while you are still a lot of screen space given. And if the rest of monitors, you do not have all the computers in place, just as you do with an iMac or eMac.
Apple has also sold $ 600 mini is a reasonable upgrade for the money, doubling the space of 80 GBytes hard drive and processor speed 1.42 GHz increased. With very few 256 Mbytes of SDRAM, the model is not equipped with enough memory to the hard work, but Apple will memory for $ 75 extra a wise investment doubled. (512 Mbytes recommended for Apple’s own iWork and iLife applications itself and requires 512 Mbytes for the features of iMovie HD.)
1-GB memory cards for Apple, though, is $ 325, even after the price cut, while a trusted third party provider (such as MacInTouch sponsor Ramjet) sold one for $ 250 or less