Its true. I bought a Mac Mini. Very rarely do i part with money for Big New Technology, or in this case, Tiny Technology, but i went ahead and ordered it on the second day of its release.
We were given some money for a new computer a few months ago, when my iBook died – and after 3 failed attempts to buy used powerbooks and a new iBook, we decided to wait for MacWorld and see what came out. The Mac Mini is great – small and powerful. No, its not a portable. But it will do the job.It will replace the mighty iMac G3 400 MHZ that has been the hub of our digital life since March 2000. That classic iMac, which we still love, was a gift from the BGCT and it totally changed our lives.
We never moved into G4, apart from borrowing one for a few months last year. So this is a big move for us.
What did i get?
Mac Mini 1.4 MHZ, 80 Gig, Superdrive, with bluetooth and wifi installed (difficult to self-install, i heard). Cheap price. This also means i can finally burn my own DVD’s and hand out some big video files. And i will use it to trigger video loops when i VJ events. Dont need a monitor for that.
Ohhhh yeah – for home use, i have to get a monitor worthy of the computer and am looking around for a used 17" studio display.
As for new releases, word is that the G5 ibook and the new G5 Powerbooks will be shipping in the second quarter of this year. Someone suggested today that next week there may be an announcement on the new powerbooks.
So, thanks to those of you for your advice, and those of you that sent me some money to do this