Apple for $500 only!!!

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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Awesome! But you know what that usually means, the PC makers will come up with lower prices for PC laptops. In any case, it's good news for the consumers.
     
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    Dollar PCs ?! :D
     
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    I don't know a thing about Apple's, but isn't that just a stripped down system? I thought you could get PC's like that already for similar money?
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Well... I think $500 for an apple is outrageous... Maybe a big punnet of strawberries (and i mean big)... But an apple?
     
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    Mac hardware + linux = me likey

    Only problem is _most_ video games for computers come only on wintel :?

    That is slowly changing, but it is just that... slow.
     
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    If you get a Mac you can run SoftWindows and the Mac can then play PC games. Works for me... 8)
     
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    In case you haven't seen it, Apple announced a headless Mac for $499. Steve Jobs called it a BYO DKM. Bring your own Display, Keyboard and Mouse.

    I just finished watching the Stevenote, err... Keynote and the thing is tiny.

    From the spec sheet

    You can go here for everything you wanted to know. Don't be afraid. Leave the dark side for a better life.... or at least a better computing experience. ;)

    http://www.apple.com/macmini/
     
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    You can forget about that on this box. That thing is just to slow as to have any use with it other than surfing the net, writing an email or a simple test document.
     
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    I would argue that you couldn't run softwindows. At these speeds on a G4 would and slapping softwindows on that you would probably be running windows to an equivilant P4 at 1.8Ghz. The 32mb video might slow you down for the Hard core gamer as well as the 256MB ram but I have no problem playing BF 1942 or Vietnam on a machine with those specs.
     
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    hahaha...but definately no doom 3 or half life 2.



    md
     
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    Moot point, who would want to play those anyway ;) . Furthermore, these are still going to be superior for photo and video editing to any PC. I just beefed up a system with 1gb of ram and got the price up to $1200.
     

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