Give me the Mac Mini that Apple aren't
November 13, 2008 12:50 AM Subscribe
I'd like to get an up-to-date version of a Mac Mini - but Apple haven't released one. What are my alternatives?
posted by siskin to computers & internet (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, the Mac Mini would be exactly what I want, but it hasn't been updated for a year and a half. I'd like a Mac Mini equivalent that has a bigger hard drive, more memory, and preferably a faster processor - but is still small, very quiet, and the same sort of price.
Ideally it would run OS X, but that's not essential; Linux would be fine as long as there's not too much fiddling with device drivers needed. I'm more interested in having a small, quiet home server than I am in using things like Front Row, although those would be a bonus.
The options I can see are:
a) wait until January and hope that Apple update the Mac Mini line rather than dropping it
b) buy a Mac Mini now and upgrade bits of it - which seems like it could be quite a bit more expensive
c) buy another quiet, small PC - what's good?
Which of the above would be best? Are there any options I'm missing?