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    Default The Awful Mac-Mini - scouring review

    From ZNET - a Major voice in computers

    http://www.zdnet.com/new-improved-sl...ni-7000034795/

    ... slower Mac Mini

    But there are some major losses as well. No more beefy quad-core i7 processors. No FireWire 800.

    Forget about video editing on these new Minis. They won't have the horsepower.

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    The loss of the quad-core will hurt power users. The 2012 quad-core Mini is 30-40 percent faster than the newest dual-core i5 on parallelizable apps like video, audio and image editing.

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    The new $499 Mini will be deservedly ignored. The 1.4GHz i5 is pathetic and the 4GB of RAM insufficient for anything more than casual email and browsing. The 500GB disk drive will further cripple the user experience.

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    That's too bad. While the added graphics and I/O performance of the new Minis will be attractive to some, the loss of the quad-core i7 will ensure the continued popularity of the 2012 quad Mini.

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    Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, based in Sedona, Arizona. He has over 30 years in the IT industry, including DEC and Sun, and degrees from Yale and the Wharton School.
    This is a pity, as I was considering the Mac-Mini. It was the only Apple computer that impressed me as meeting my needs. The 2012 Mac-Mini was close, but I was hoping that the new Mac-mini 2014 would be improved to the point where I would buy it. But the new Mac-mini really took a hit - moved backwards. Rather that improving the Mac-Mini, Apple almost halved the Mac-mini's processing power.

    I was hoping that the Mac-mini would have upgraded the i7 as well as adding in a dedicated graphics card. No such luck.

    This was unreal, but Leo Laporte who is a major Tech broadcaster, and Apple fanboy, oohed and aahed when he heard about the Mac-mini during the Mac announcement broadcast.

    Robin Harris gives a more reasoned critical judgement.
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    CA I'm telling.

    Hey Greg , not sure how CA views this as an international political, crisis too it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOSS View Post
    CA I'm telling.

    Hey Greg , not sure how CA views this as an international political, crisis too it seems.
    File it under "American imperialism in action: Apple conspiracy".
    Last edited by proisrael-nonisraeli; 20-10-2014 at 03:06 PM.

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    Enough already you claim this and that and you won't buy this because of that yet you still have an old coffee pot setup held together with spit, duct tape and a prayer.


    Four words for the complainer and self-proclaimed critique of Mac and all things Apple Inc.

    Show me the Money $$$$




    r u having fun CA I M
    Last edited by Samaritan; 20-10-2014 at 04:11 PM.
    Who would claim to be that, who was not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOSS View Post
    CA I'm telling.

    Hey Greg , not sure how CA views this as an international political, crisis too it seems.
    CA, this thread will be moved to Tech Head section.
    "No need to say more...I, for one, do not care one iota about being politically correct, I do call it as I see it without no fear, and those who get their feeling hurt by such truth I say to them:
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwinnman View Post
    CA, this thread will be moved to Tech Head section.
    Oversight on my part.

    Thanks for moving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOSS View Post
    CA I'm telling.

    Hey Greg , not sure how CA views this as an international political, crisis too it seems.
    Oversight.

    However, your earlier on another thread that Apple whent downhill after Jobs seems to be playing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousAmerican View Post
    Oversight on my part.

    Thanks for moving it.
    That's what I thought
    "No need to say more...I, for one, do not care one iota about being politically correct, I do call it as I see it without no fear, and those who get their feeling hurt by such truth I say to them:
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    Every piece of this is man's bullshit. They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'Shit, it's raining!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousAmerican View Post
    Oversight.

    However, your earlier on another thread that Apple whent downhill after Jobs seems to be playing out.
    it is; they're going downhill
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