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Mac mini EOL?

According to AppleInsider the Mac mini is nearing end-of-life this month. The site reports that Apple resellers do not get new supply of the mini computer. I wonder if the Mac mini will dissappear completely from Apple’s product list, or that a replacement will be announced. The Mac mini is a nice computer for people to get familiar with Mac OS X without paying a premium price. The current models are quite fast and should be at least sufficient for most people who only use their computer for browsing the Internet, editting family pictures and doing some word processing. The first generation Mac mini’s, the ones with the G4 processor, were a little slow, but the current models have Core Duo processors, which are identical to the ones in the MacBook. Only time will tell, I guess.

One Response to “Mac mini EOL?”

  1. November 8th, 2007 at 2:04

    andyk says:

    I totally agree with you – the macminis are perfectly suitable for lots of people.

    I’m a web developer and only really use quite light system usage software (text wrangler) – I’ve been developing no a 1.4 G4 mac mini for nearly three years now (it was my first mac) and it works fine for my needs. That said, I’m upgrading to a MBP soon because I need to be able to move my machine around and I want to upgrade to Leopard anyway.

    If Apple do replace them, I hope it’s just a cosmetic improvement and maybe the inclusion of standard hard drives instead of laptop drives – I don’t think they should drop the model completely!