Mac mini

Today, Apple introduced their new Mac mini. It’s The most affordable Mac ever, is a tiny beauty, and starts at USD 499. Now there’s no excuse for any web professional to not have a Mac to at least test their stuff on. Just unplug the peripherals from your PC and plug them into the Mac mini instead, and you’re ready to go.

Posted on January 11, 2005 in Mac, Quicklinks


  1. January 11, 2005 by ollila

    That is so fricken cool.

  2. Bluetooth and WiFi are optional plus need to upgrade to bigger HD and faster processor and more than 256KB of RAM.

    Actual cost: about $900.

    Still very cool.

  3. January 11, 2005 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Brian: That’s assuming you actually need or want Bluetooth or WiFi. I’m guessing most people don’t have much need for that in a non-laptop. Bigger HD — maybe. Depends on what you’re going to use it for. More RAM — yep. Definitely more than 256 KB! ;-) Seriously though, I don’t get why Apple keeps shipping machines with so little RAM. 512 MB should be the minimum.

  4. Looks nice, although I really don’t have the money for it.

    BTW, Brian. 256KB RAM?! I don’t know much about computers, but I do think that’s a little small amount of RAM for a computer. :P

  5. It will be interesting to see how many pc users convert to mac. I think price was a big factor in making the switch. I priced a mini out at about $1300 today - still affordable by mac standards. And besides that, it looks like a chicklet!

  6. Yep, Brian, it’s really not aimed at people who want a fully-featured computer. It’s a low-cost computer, which would indeed be spot on for web testing - hadn’t thought of that, Roger - or PC-owning families who don’t do too much with their computer, and want to switch to a Mac and use their existing monitor, keyboard and mouse and save some cash.

    The idea being that after that, when they fall in love with Mac OS and iWork and iLife, they start to want to do more with their machines, and buy a proper Mac.

  7. Mac Mini is beautiful! Small and looks like a box of chocolates :-)

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