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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Hackintoshes are ez; meh... you can get a nice Silverstone Mini-ITX build at an insanely low cost with the same i5 as the new mini. Yes, the case will be ~3 inches more on all dimensions; pretty "laughable" to me. (Edit: Some cheap measly $50 case is 11.80" x 8.70" x 5.1" and it doesn't look shabby, you can probably find smaller if you want to spend more)
I'm aware of my options, but none of them really have the sex appeal of a new mac mini w/ blu ray drive in my entertainment center, free of hackintosh headaches.

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I have noticed Apple is cutting corners to get the production cost of their products as low as they can get and still sell them for the same cost. I really hate that! It makes me feel that Apple is just a selfish supergiant.
You're wrong actually, this year's mac mini w/o the DVD drive is $100 cheaper than last year's base model.
Edited by Foolsmasher - 7/26/11 at 9:09am
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I'm aware of my options, but none of them really have the sex appeal of a new mac mini w/ blu ray drive in my entertainment center, free of hackintosh headaches.
True. You can get OS X on a PC sure but your not getting the "Macintosh Desktop Experience."
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You don't have to buy a superdrive.

You could also wirelessly borrow another computer's drive.
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I have noticed Apple is cutting corners to get the production cost of their products as low as they can get and still sell them for the same cost. I really hate that! It makes me feel that Apple is just a selfish supergiant.
$100 cheaper.

Read the article before making claims, or do some research.
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You don't have to buy a superdrive.

You could also wirelessly borrow another computer's drive.
Or buy a proper computer.
    
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I'm aware of my options, but none of them really have the sex appeal of a new mac mini w/ blu ray drive in my entertainment center, free of hackintosh headaches.
Point taken I agree that the super slim look is pretty damn nice; I just can't warrant myself owning any more Apple products, I'm done with them and I'm anxious to do away with my iPod.
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Macs don't do those; that's all "childish horseplay." Steve Jobs hates games.
Oh man that made me LOL.
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Or buy a proper computer.
ie. build a HTPC.
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True. You can get OS X on a PC sure but your not getting the "Macintosh Desktop Experience."
By that you mean the Apple logo and shiny case?
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The fact that I won't be able to build one in a 7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4 sleek case that runs OSX Lion.
That facts means you can put real desktop hardware into a DIY HTPC.
Edited by Heavy MG - 7/26/11 at 10:02am
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Or buy a proper computer.
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You have to download them from the app store within iTunes.
I use itunes for my music and nothing else. I've already delete most of quicktime, apple updater, bonjour, etc so that itunes plays music and doesn't harass me about updates or installing safari.

I make a point of not buying laptops without optical drives, cause they're nothing but a nuisance.
post #30 of 124
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Not to defend Apple or anything, but I rarely if ever use optical discs anymore, so using the mini without an optical drive wouldn't bother me. My X120e netbook doesn't have an optical drive, and neither did the last netbook I owned. The cheapy one in my desktop has been used maybe twice in its life. *shrug*
I'm not defending them either but I haven't had DVD drive installed in my sig rig for a year. Makes it more bad ass anyway. I still hate Apple.

I wonder how this will work with Windows though. Last time I tried I wasn't able to install Windows 7 via usb flash drive on my Mac Book Pro.
Edited by dham - 7/26/11 at 10:11am
    
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