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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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Still no sign of the Mac Pro Cube

Mac Pro Cube :: The New Apple Cube Computer

It would have been nice if Apple had announced one at MacWorld,
It would have fit right in there between the Mac Pro Tower and the Intel Mac Mini.

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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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Mac Pro Cube :: The New Apple Cube Computer

It would have been nice if Apple had announced one at MacWorld,
It would have fit right in there between the Mac Pro Tower and the Intel Mac Mini.

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Wow, August 7th, 2006 was a long time ago in computing circles. You're not going to see a product like this any time soon, if ever. It would cannibalize sales from low end Mac Pros and high end iMacs. The iMac is the "in between" product. If the Mini isn't enough computer for you then you anti up and buy an iMac. If the MacPro is too much for you, then you buy an iMac. When it comes to marketing and product placement, Apple gets it right most of the time (from a corporate perspective).
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 05:53 PM   #3
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I hate all in one Mac's.

Gotta dream sometime...Even if it did start in 2006,
I'd love a little "Intel Mac Mini Pro" with removable and easily upgradable parts.

Maybe Apple should just dump the Intel Mac Mini and introduce the "Intel Mac Mini Pro".

Just think how nice it would be, A user could easily upgrade it by themselves.

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I hate all in one Mac's.

Gotta dream sometime...Even if it did start in 2006,
I'd love a little "Intel Mac Mini Pro" with removable and easily upgradable parts.

Maybe Apple should just dump the Intel Mac Mini and introduce the "Intel Mac Mini Pro".

Just think how nice it would be, A user could easily upgrade it by themselves.

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I agree it is time that the Mini "grew up", not too much bigger and with better convergent capabilities. Instead of creating Apple TV they would have been better off (in my opinion) integrating its capabilities into a "Mini Pro" with easier DIY expansion capabilities.
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I agree it is time that the Mini "grew up", not too much bigger and with better convergent capabilities. Instead of creating Apple TV they would have been better off (in my opinion) integrating its capabilities into a "Mini Pro" with easier DIY expansion capabilities.
You're forgetting that iTV is a fairly idiot-proof solution.

You just plug it in and use the remote.

It's a smart move on Apple's behalf, keeping a clear line between a TV entertainment device and a computer. I believe the features you're looking for have been covered well by Microsoft and media PC units from companies such as Alienware.
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Got no reason to update at the moment but if a reasonably sized and priced desktop came along I would be there.

With the current Mini I really don't like the 2.5" HD and having to go to a dealer to install RAM or swap HDs. A decent video card would also be a nice touch.

On the other hand the physical size of the MacPro makes it useless for my needs.
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You're forgetting that iTV is a fairly idiot-proof solution.

You just plug it in and use the remote.

It's a smart move on Apple's behalf, keeping a clear line between a TV entertainment device and a computer. I believe the features you're looking for have been covered well by Microsoft and media PC units from companies such as Alienware.
Can't disagree more strongly. The point I made was about convergence. I don't want separate devices I want one device that does it all and I don't want a PC. Been there done that!!!

Also Apple TV requires iTunes compatible files. It won't play TS_Video files for example, the most common DVD video file out there. Why? Because you can't buy it off of the iTunes store. Apple TV is just a device to get people to buy their media from iTunes. I get that. I just wish they would also provide real convergent solutions that aren't tied to iTune store sales. Options are good for consumers, not always good for corporations.

BTW it is Apple TV, not iTV.
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The Apple T.V. to me just echo's comments I made on the old MAGIC BBS in the
mid 90's on the direction of the Internet, A thread I started called "The Armchair Internet".

Apple is doing what I feared the most...Putting the Internet into your remote control.

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Got no reason to update at the moment but if a reasonably sized and priced desktop came along I would be there.

With the current Mini I really don't like the 2.5" HD and having to go to a dealer to install RAM or swap HDs. A decent video card would also be a nice touch.

On the other hand the physical size of the MacPro makes it useless for my needs.
You can DIY. I've done it as have many others. It isn't as hard as you might think. The hardest thing is getting over the fear that you are going to break it.

More robust video would be nice though for gaming. I have to say though that I have mine hooked up to my HD TV and movies look just fine.
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I'd like them to come out with one in the style of the old NeXT cube cases. I have one that I sanded and polished and the Magnesium shines like chrome!
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