We discuss whatever Steve Jobs unveils at today's Apple keynote - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-28-2006, 01:13 PM   #1
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Canadiens1131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 10,363
Local Time: 04:32 AM
We discuss whatever Steve Jobs unveils at today's Apple keynote

It's going on right now
Unfortunately Engadget, the website with up-to-the-munite blog posts about what they unveil, is down right now.

We'll see.
__________________

__________________
Canadiens1131 is offline  
Old 02-28-2006, 01:16 PM   #2
Blue Crack Addict
 
the rockin edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: tomorrow's just an excuse away
Posts: 26,816
Local Time: 02:32 AM
http://www.macrumorslive.com/
__________________

__________________
the rockin edge is offline  
Old 02-28-2006, 02:03 PM   #3
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Canadiens1131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 10,363
Local Time: 04:32 AM
  • Intel Mac Minis (pseudo media hubs)
  • Front Row update
  • Leather iPod cases
  • iPod boombox

Nothing special, unfortunately.
__________________
Canadiens1131 is offline  
Old 02-28-2006, 03:29 PM   #4
Blue Crack Overdose
Get me off the internetz!
 
Carek1230's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: wishing I was somewhere else....
Posts: 114,571
Local Time: 12:32 AM
iPod boombox?


Hopefully with better sound than the iHome!
__________________
Carek1230 is offline  
Old 02-28-2006, 04:18 PM   #5
Blue Crack Addict
 
nbcrusader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 22,071
Local Time: 12:32 AM
__________________
nbcrusader is offline  
Old 02-28-2006, 05:47 PM   #6
genius of compression
Forum Moderator
 
neutral's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: forty miles from atlanta, this is nowhere
Posts: 13,030
Local Time: 04:32 AM
Kinda wish I'd held off on buying my Mini. Oh well. Probably going to get an Intel Mini anyway if we can figure out how to use it as a DVR.
__________________

neutral @ interference.com
neutral is offline  
Old 02-28-2006, 08:41 PM   #7
New Yorker
 
typhoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Nowhere, New Mexico
Posts: 3,009
Local Time: 01:32 AM
My thoughts on the Intel Mini:

Good:
  • Four USB ports (plus FireWire 400), finally.
  • Two RAM slots, finally.
  • Better processor (with an option for dual-core awesomeness).
  • Standard 802.11 and Bluetooth (dunno if this is new or not, but it's great).
Bad:
  • Integrated Intel video crap.
  • Increased price.
  • No standard DVD writer on the lower-end model. I like how the Front Row and remote stuff is becoming standard on all Macs, so how about killing the Combo Drive already?
If it only had two out of those three flaws (any two), it'd be fine, but the triple-threat kind of sucks. I hope the Intel iBooks/Mac Books/WhateverthefuckBooks are better.

Anyway, I want a Core Duo Mini. Really, I want a Core Duo Anything.

The iPod stuff sucks.
__________________
typhoon is offline  
Old 02-28-2006, 08:56 PM   #8
Paper Gods
Forum Administrator
 
KhanadaRhodes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: a vampire in the limousine
Posts: 60,609
Local Time: 02:32 AM
why no itt?

Quote:
Originally posted by typhoon
My thoughts on the Intel Mini:

Good:
  • Four USB ports (plus FireWire 400), finally.
  • Two RAM slots, finally.
  • Better processor (with an option for dual-core awesomeness).
  • Standard 802.11 and Bluetooth (dunno if this is new or not, but it's great).
Bad:
  • Integrated Intel video crap.
  • Increased price.
  • No standard DVD writer on the lower-end model. I like how the Front Row and remote stuff is becoming standard on all Macs, so how about killing the Combo Drive already?
seriously, having so few usb slots bums me out. i had to buy a hub because once you hook up a keyboard, mouse, printer, microphone (the mini has no microphone/audio output jack), and digital camera, i found myself out of jacks. that's including the two extra you get on the apple keyboard.

i think bluetooth was standard already, i'm not sure. i bought my mac mini when it first came out and wasn't standard but i think it may have been made the standard later.

and yeah, the increase in price is a

i'd say i wish i'd waited later to get mine but i've had mine for a year now so it's just as well. and now that i have my external hard drive and usb hub, i see no reason to upgrade for another 2-3 years
__________________
KhanadaRhodes is offline  
Old 02-28-2006, 09:27 PM   #9
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Canadiens1131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 10,363
Local Time: 04:32 AM
Wouldn't the intergrated Intel video BS also prevent you from indulging in all the pretty OSX sucking and blowing of windows into the dock, screenwide effects like the water droplet-type stuff some programs do, etc.
__________________
Canadiens1131 is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 12:02 AM   #10
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Se7en's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: all around in the dark - everywhere
Posts: 3,531
Local Time: 03:32 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Canadiens1160
Wouldn't the intergrated Intel video BS also prevent you from indulging in all the pretty OSX sucking and blowing of windows into the dock, screenwide effects like the water droplet-type stuff some programs do, etc.
i doubt very much that the genie effect will be affected. i have a g4 ibook and a lot of the core graphic shit (droplet efx) don't work on mine by the genie is standard to the os.

all in all today was a bit of a let down. that boombox is ugly as hell. i think the mini updates were pretty much what everyone should have expected. frankly i'm surprised there is a core duo option at all but that can only mean good news for the new mac book (formerly ibook ). the intel integrated graphics set sort of makes sense...the machine isn't designed for gaming or pro apps and the core solos/duos are more expensive than the previous g4 per chip. gotta cut corners somewhere to keep the prices down. i believe the front side bus got a nice boost and weren't the original mini hard drives only 4200 rpm? i see they are now up to 5400 standard.
__________________
Se7en is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 02:46 PM   #11
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
BrownEyedBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Posts: 3,510
Local Time: 02:32 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by nbcrusader

I got that in my email today. It doesn't look as good as I've grown to expect from Apple but that's not important.

How does it sound and how does it compare to the Bose SoundDock?
__________________
BrownEyedBoy is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 08:11 PM   #12
Resident Photo Buff
Forum Moderator
 
Diemen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Somewhere in middle America
Posts: 13,238
Local Time: 02:32 AM
All I have to say, is that $350 is waaaay too much for that iPod "Hifi" boombox. Waaaaaay too much.

As for the other announcements - the new Intel mini looks nice, but I've decided that the next Mac I buy (I currently have an original Mac mini) is going to be their Power Mac tower (whatever they decide to call their intel processor version). But that's not going to be for a while.
__________________
Diemen is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 11:17 PM   #13
Blue Crack Addict
 
RedRocksU2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Murrieta, CA.
Posts: 26,437
Local Time: 01:32 AM
BTW...."Black" Bose Soundock is on it's way..........
__________________
RedRocksU2 is offline  
Old 03-02-2006, 01:09 AM   #14
Blue Crack Overdose
Get me off the internetz!
 
Carek1230's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: wishing I was somewhere else....
Posts: 114,571
Local Time: 12:32 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by RedrocksU2
BTW...."Black" Bose Soundock is on it's way..........


Thanks. But I heard nothing. I think. So I will tell my son, he has a black video iPod. Oh wait, what was I gonna tell him again? Oh that's right, I didn't hear anything.



__________________
Carek1230 is offline  
Old 03-02-2006, 03:45 AM   #15
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
hiphop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: in the jungle
Posts: 7,410
Local Time: 10:32 AM
The boombox looks shit, sounds crappy and it´s too expensive.
__________________

__________________
hiphop is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com