Hit or Miss

Mac Mini

Apple did indeed launch a headless Mac (no integrated display) today. And as promised, I went ahead and ordered one. Thanks to my educational discount, I got a little price break and ordered extra RAM, a SuperDrive (to burn DVDs), and integrated bluetooth. Should arrive in about 2 weeks. Mike promised he’ll hold my hand as I explore the big scary world of Macs.

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i get the ed discount too. it’s only like 20 bucks for the mac mini, tho. i may be getting one or two also. let me know how you like it.

victor | 12 Jan 2005

Yes, the discount on the Mac Mini itself is $20, but you also get discounts on each upgrade option with the educator discount (or at least I did when I configured my box). I’ll also be able to get iWork for $49 if I choose instead of $79. Really the whole enterprise isn’t as cheap as it seems, but I’ve been wanting to dip my toe in the Mac ocean for a while and this is the easy way for me to do it.

Matt | 12 Jan 2005

good stuff. you are going to love your mac. they are so much more stable and refined all-round

mac | 12 Jan 2005

As a federal employee, I get roughly the same discount, so I’m thinking of buying one too (as are several of my co-workers). Though, once I add in the extra RAM, wireless connectivity, etc., the price ends up almost double. Even so, it’s a relatively cheap and easy way to get back into the Cult of Mac (I used Macs exclusively until about six years ago).

Thom | 13 Jan 2005

Love, exciting and new, come aboard, we’re expecting you. Have heaps of fun with your new Mac. It’ll take a little getting used to but I reckon you’ll love it.

Morrie | 15 Jan 2005

hahahahahahhaaa.. is mac that scary?? maybe u should also have 911 on speed dial!! lol…

jennir | 19 Jan 2005

Fun site, sir! I love my Mac! (iBook) I have a PC at home and get very annoyed with the constant hassle of de-bugging, de-fragging and de-pop-upping.
I love its stability, yes, and the sheer gorgeousness of it both in aesthetic and – surprise – utility!
Ignoramus that i am, I nonetheless with my Mac made a nifty little movie: here’s a link (G rated – ha!!) http://homepage.mac.com/michaelstealy/YaYa.mov may it inspire you!

Jan | 19 Jan 2005