This is a tricky one. The new MacMini could well have written a bleek future for the "Mac-Car scene." Im guessing allot of people wont be to happy about putting an inverter in there car. And the current "MacPacks" certainly wont work with the new mini.
But on the otherhand, maybe this will be positive. Just maybe, Given the Astonishingly small form factor and quite respectable hardware specs, people may not give up hope just yet.
I For one will be keen to buy one and put it through its paces. Ill even investigate the possibilty of bypassing the inbuilt rectifier and DC powering it. If that fails it will make a freaking sweet HTPC!!!!!!!
But i guess only time will tell.
Here are the Details:
Size and weight
3.6 cm (1.4 inches)
19.7 cm (7.7 inches)
19.7 cm (7.7 inches)
1.37 kg (3.0 pounds)
Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
Processor and memory
2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
3MB on-chip shared L2 cache
1066MHz frontside bus
2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB
320GB or 500GB Serial ATA hard disk drive6
8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW and DVD+RW; 24x CD
Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 6x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW; 8x DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 24x CD-RW
Graphics and video support
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory4
Mini DisplayPort with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution
DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (included)
VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
Support for extended desktop and video mirroring across both ports
SD card slot