View Full Version : New iMac Mini - $499

January 11th, 2005, 11:40
Apple introduces Mac mini. New member of Mac family Slot-load Combo optical drive. Play DVDs, burn CDs. Queit. Tiny, FireWire, ethernet, USB 2.o, both DVI/VGA output. Very tine. Height is half the size of an iPod mini. BYODKM. Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard, Mouse. Firs tone is $499: 1.25GHz 256MB/40GB More memory and larger hard drive for $599. Will ship on January 22. Ships in a box smaller than the regular iPod box.
Not sure if its a G4 or a G5 chip... but here's a picture:

January 11th, 2005, 13:52
My, my, doesn't that look cool. But can it play fetch? ;)

Man, that thing would look so wrong next to my giant Alienware...

January 11th, 2005, 13:59
Here's the info and specs: (http://www.apple.com/macmini/)

* Fast G4 processor (1.2 or 1.4 Ghz)
* Up to 1GB memory (256MB standard)
* Dedicated graphics processor (ATI Radeon 9200 with 32MB of DDR SDRAM with AGP 4X support)
* DVI connector, VGA adapter
* Slot-loading Combo drive
* Spacious hard drive (40GB Ultra ATA; 80GB Ultra ATA)
* Built-in Ethernet and modem
* Expansion via USB and FireWire
* iLife ’05, Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther,” Quicken 2005 for Mac, Nanosaur 2, Marble Blast Gold
* Optional wireless, SuperDrive, bluetooth

Personally, I would get the $599 one with the bluetooth option and more RAM, but at $80 for the bluetooth and $400 for the 1G of RAM, I'm passed the $1000 point and at that point I would just rather kick in the other $800 and get the 20" G5 iMac.