posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:16 AM
Now that a bit of time has gone by to allow everyone to read the reviews
and actually see a Mac mini in action, it's clear that Apple has a winner.
Even heavily invested Windows users are seeing the benefit of adding
a Mac mini to their system at a very reasonable cost while permitting them to
continue using their p/c's for dedicated Windows only tasks.
For the more serious power user, Apple will soon be launching a major revision
to their PowerMac lineup. This revision is now considered imminent and long overdue,
so it should be in a matter of months.
Many are also expecting the new motherboards to accept PCI-E X16 or possibly better
to take full advantage of improvement to Open GL.
Most sources indicate that Apple will make use of either the IBM dual core 970 MP
processor, code named " Antares " or take things one step further over to a Power 5 based processor.
There are also rumors that Apple is quietly working along with IBM, Sony and Toshiba
on possible uses for the Power PC based CELL processors.
Most savvy Apple purchasers are waiting for the release of OSX TIGER
before they purchase another system.
The next major Apple promotional event comes this June 6-10 at WWDC.