Mac Mini (was: Re: "Market" for old macs?)
chenmel at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 1 20:34:43 CST 2005
On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 08:41:07 +0000
Adrian Graham <witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk> wrote:
> On 30/11/05 23:35, "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> > Somewhat OT:
> > At orchestra rehearsal last night, one of the bassists proudly told me that
> > he'd bought a new computer--a Mac Mini for about $800, which included a 14"
> > LCD monitor and a gig of DRAM. I must admit that I'm not sure if he got a
> > good deal or not. You're definitely limited on expansion options and I'd
> > sure hate to repair the thing.
> > DVD/CD-RW drive, but no floppy.
> > OTOH, it is kind of cool from an industrial design standpoint, although a
> > small profile PC would be almost as small.
> I'm typing on my Mini right now and it's an excellent little machine,
> practically silent and so small it sits perfectly on the rotating base of an
> 18" flat screen monitor. Like all USB macs it's perfectly happy with my
> Logitech 7-button mouse and for connectivity it comes out of the box with
> bluetooth and 802.11G wireless.
> My only issue with it is that it only has 2 USB ports and no mic input so by
> the time you've got your kbd/mouse plugged in your remaining port is taken
> up by the USB sound module though I guess I could plug that into the
> keyboard too.....the hard drive is also slow....
Can't you just plug a USB hub into one of the ports, and make it into a big maze of cables if that suits your desires?
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