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Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:49 PM   #21
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I agree, please.
I've heard the exact opposite myself, people saying they're absolutely incredible. I responded though because I've wanted a new mac for a long while since I have little to no experience with them(couldn't afford one, but now that I can).
I've had my eyes on the mini for a long while, I was skeptical about the intel version at first with the DRM talk, but I'm back into the buying mood and have my eyes on the 1.66 mini duo with 1GB of ram. Please, converse, I'd love to hear about it.
Definitely GO with the Macintel Mini
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:54 PM   #22
 
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I love my (ahem...my wife's) 1.25 mini. Picked it up off e-bay for a steal, and it has beaten my expectations of it.

I would agree with the statement that it's the most dependable mac yet, but my imac intel hasn't let me down either...yet...

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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:32 PM   #23
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Elaborate.
i shall.. you see.. My airport card is fried... it's slowing down insane amounts.. my OS is corrupt and i have to service it at the WORST place known to man... *shivers* hi-tech micro solutions *shivers*

Now when somthing like this happens one asks himself... what did i do to the poor thing... so i says to myself "what did i do to the poor thing" so i thought and thought.. and i found out an appropriate answer.

NOTHING!!!!

i only use this mac for iChat (Video chats mostly), iTunes/iPod, iPhoto, GarageBand, and iWork '06 (Pages)... oh yea Internet (duh)

so where on them lines did i screw things up.. i dont download songs.. i dont go on iffy web sites... so like.. WTF

and if i do a google search for "intel mac mini aiprot issues" i normally find a few articles about bad airport cards... so yes.. there you go!
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:39 PM   #24
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A bad AirPort can hardly account for your Mac mini being "terrible." A single hardware failure is barely worth complaining over. Had you had multiple hardware issues, then I could see your point. Hardware fails occassionally - it's not justification to label your Mac a piece of junk.

Your Mac mini slowing down is usually caused by a lack of maintenance. Either way, it's a user-fault, not the Mac's fault.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:48 PM   #25
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How about the eMac? It has been good to me for a solid 8 months now. Not quite 14 but the eMac was one solid machine IMO.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:58 PM   #26
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A bad AirPort can hardly account for your Mac mini being "terrible." A single hardware failure is barely worth complaining over. Had you had multiple hardware issues, then I could see your point. Hardware fails occassionally - it's not justification to label your Mac a piece of junk.

Your Mac mini slowing down is usually caused by a lack of maintenance. Either way, it's a user-fault, not the Mac's fault.

I do maintain my mac, and i never said my mac was junk.. i clearly said iv been having problems with it since i bought it.. and i've done everything i know and can do... and now i have to bring it in...

it's just my experience...

and like apple tells me EVERYTIME i call them with more issues... (note ive been a mac user since i was 3 years old.. i am now turning 19) apple tells me that new hardware brings new unaccounted flaws. and i agree with that. Apple is pushing very hard to get intel macs out there... and they've done very very well considering that they weren't supposed to have 1 mac intel by this summer.. but look at them.. all intel but the PM... so obviously i have to expect the odd bug or too..

im just saying im having problems.. thats all.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 11:05 PM   #27
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Lars, I wouldn't float such a pat answer, myself, but PirateMyke I wouldn't throw the Mini out with the bathwater if i were you, either.

Using your words for a Google search (with no quotes), all I found are two threads that fit PirateMyke's scenario:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....87407&tstart=0

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....sageID=2220330

With a dog's breakfast of solutions tossed about.

Bummer, PirateMyke.

Skimming the thread, many people were pointing the finger at the Core CPU. But that could only be part of the problem. The PPC Mini is old, tested technology all around (although one could ay it's a radical motherboard design), but the INTEL Mac Mini is new in more ways than just the CPU. It's got a NEW motherboard for Apple, new many things related to the motherboard. In essence, it's a Rev.

Having said all that, I still doubt that it warrants the indictment PirateMyke is giving... but yet PirateMyke is still dead in the Wireless Water.
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PirateMyke, I wouldn't take the absence of an Intel tower to "mean" anything like you're inferring. Adobe, ProTools and many other heavy-iron creative software (aside from Apple's own) is not Universal binary. This -- and more important that Apple is probably waiting until the Conroe CPU comes out -- is a good reason why they're not in a big hurry.
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i used to have the top end G4 mini.. worked like a charm.. upgraded to intel the day they came out.. got caught in the bad batch.. and there goes the neighborhood... whatcha to do?
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Old May 25th, 2006, 02:30 AM   #30
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Well, I "CRACKED" open my Mini (boy, what a fun time THAT is the first time around) and shoved a 1Gb stick in there. So get this. This video project I was working on over the weekend that I mentioned earlier? Well, by the time it was loaded and I dragged here and there about the iMovie timeline just to get the project "loaded", if you will...

there was less than 200MB of free RAM left out of that gig!

I knew it would be the RAM, and no wonder the poor thing had the trouble it did. it is still hesitant a bit at times, but nowhere NEAR what it was before.

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