For awhile I have been hearing everyone talk about their all wonderful MiniMac. As usual, I ignore anything with the word ‘mac’ in it. I have to admit, I have been curious as to why people think they are so wonderful; but not enough to look into them. Today, Dell announces what I deem as MiniDell.
In addition to forgoing the eco-friendly wood for what appears to be a sleek, orange Plexiglas shell, the system boasts an Intel chipset, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, WiFi, a DVD+R drive, five USB ports, an HDMI port, S/PDIF, DVI, and a memory card reader. We’re not sure exactly when Dell plans to unleash these on consumers or what the final cost will be, though previously the company had stated plans to offer it later this year for between $500 and $700. Check the gallery below for a few more (blurry) shots of the device.
This seems like an offly powerful computer for the price; especially if it comes out closer to the $500 dollar mark. If the MiniMac is this powerful for the size, I can see why people really like it. This new MiniDell has about the same specs as my custom built PC that cost around $1200 dollars. However, the mini dell does not have a second CD drive, video card, sound card or ample space. Heating could be a major issue. Perhaps this is best for a home/office PC that is not used for gaming.
Have you used a MiniMac? Are you going to buy a MiniDell? Comments welcome,