$499 is an okay price for that package but $699 is too much. The only viable FE for the Mac is ICE3, which can run on a slower, cheaper Mini and if you want to run Linux or Windows on it, you can get cheaper packages for Intel boards.
I can't believe I just wrote this post. banghead
so we picked up the new mac mini and ripped it apart and it looks like it can be done using the M4ATX and a lot of slicing and soldering. i'll take some pics of the process once we start.
To tell you the truth, I can't believe it either!!Quote:
I can't believe I just wrote this post.
I finally got to check out the New and Old Generation of minis side by side, and I thought I'd share it with you guys:
At 7 X 7, this has got to be the coolest and slimmest looking unit I've seen! I know that $700 seems like a lot BugByte, but I guess we all can chalk that one up to elegance.
Despite its elegance, the original Mini wins in footprint.
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/imag...031ce02aac.jpg The rear ends of the computers...
As you can tell, the fan vent area is so small, it's highly unlikely wires can successfully pass through them.
This will most likely be where the ingenuity comes in. This base turns so that you can access memory and such. The white circle must be positioned where my finger is so you can pull off the base.
The mini, without the base. Yup, if Carnetix is to do something, it may start not only with the power plug, but with a substitute base, with holes drilled for the Y-cable adapter, and external power button.
The minis once again. While for some who put it in a compartment may enjoy the slim new mini, the size of the old one still makes me proud to have the original design!
Thanks for the photos. For some reason I was previously under the impression that it was the same footprint but thinner.
Orientation and location will determine if the new minis will be better suited for in car use in terms of physical mounting space. Overall it looks like a great low power machine... the downfalls are the integrated psu and the PRICE!! Guess i'll continue to settle for low cost, low power, low bling-bling wintels.Quote:
Originally Posted by Engadget
So.... Looking to get my Mac Mini next month. Of course I would love an aluminium one, any updates on installation in car?
Yup we got it in!! We fried one bought another one and it works!! Take a look at our website under news. Bluehawksolutions.com
Nice, love the setup.
How easy is the Mac mini to remove and power at home? That was one of the main things that attract me to the older Mac mini