Originally Posted by Roadkill95
Please enlighten me on what it can do better than a regular desktop.
And whats the point of having a desktop as thin as your monitor? As I said, I can have a fully custom rig 10x the size of this hidden away in some corner or by the side my computer desk, completely out of my site. All AIOs are just plain useless.
I would say the #1 commercial application for an AIO like an iMac is a kiosk or something like a library (the Apple store demos are a good example). No need to lock down a physical box that is separate from the monitor, just lock down the monitor.
Not everyone has the same desk as you or the same available space. Egocentric much? Let me be for a bit: as an overseer nearly 200 Small Form Factor HP DC7800s in cubicles, space comes at a premium. I also dont want to carry a full size tower (or even a mid tower) back to the office for in depth diagnosis, and many people that work in IT would probably agree. It's also nice not having to crouch down to plug in the myriad of cables on the floor.
have no use for AIOs, i wont bother arguing with your ignorance.
Originally Posted by Bit_reaper
If you need to do stuff for only OS X and iOS then the Mac Mini can do that. However if you actually need to do development in general say running multiple databases, virtual machines, debugging multiple instances of code then a Mac mini is not going to cut it.
True this. I will agree with you that the Mac Pro is in desperate need of a refresh. Rumor has it that it's coming, but who knows when.Edited by ez12a - 1/19/13 at 9:07am