I can’t say that I’m a big fan of the instant-gratification, instant-access-to-everything, and instant-gratification-to-everything that all these new online retailers are trying to sell us. I see a lot of it in many of the tech companies I interact with daily. It’s not that I’m opposed to these things, it’s just a fact that these things are not my forte.
Apple is now trying to bring its products to the masses with the introduction of the Mac mini. Thats great. It is a great product. There are a couple of things that I do like though. The first is that it is a great device for the home. I am now able to have a fully functional computer in my home without having to leave the house. The second is the fact that with the Mac mini, my home and business are now able to utilize their computers.
On the surface this might seem like a great thing. After all, it is an all-in-one desktop computer that will allow me to have my office PC and everything I need for my home and business in one box. It could be considered the ultimate device for the home, but I’m not sure it will work as well as I would like. I know I’m not the only one for whom this is a concern.
The Mac mini is a great device, but you can’t really use it for everything. My office PC is a good example. If I want to watch a movie, I want movies. So I go to the cinema and I want the latest releases. If I want to send a postcard I’ll send a postcard. If I want to listen to music I will listen to music. So I leave the Mac mini behind and it just sits there doing nothing.
The Mac mini is a great device, but I don’t think I would use it for everything. Like my office PC, Mac mini is great for some things, but not others. Its a great device for gaming, but I don’t think I would use it to play games or watch movies just yet.
Now it’s your turn to take the plunge.
The Mac mini is so cool, it’s hard to understand why everyone is buying it. Apple just doesn’t make great products anymore, and that makes it hard to believe that they ever did. The Mac mini is a great product, but it’s also so much more than that.
I like my Mac mini because it’s a great device for so many things, but for the Mac mini, Mac OS X is its own operating system. You can use it so much more than your old iMac that it becomes less of a necessity. And that is why its a great little machine.
Mac mini is amazing, but it still comes with a lot of flaws. For instance, its only got one USB port, so that means if you want to take pictures or write a letter, you have to buy a new camera and a pen. If you don’t want to bother with the extra expense and want to take pictures, you can just use the camera you already have. It also only has 8GB of ram, so you can’t really do any serious multitasking on it.
Mac mini still has a lot of problems that other laptops aren’t going to have. I can’t think of any that can replace the full functionality of a full-sized iMac. I would recommend the Mac mini, but if you can afford it, buy the Mac Pro.