“The Apple iPod has had unprecedented success… The interesting thing about the iPod is that it has extended its success beyond the Macintosh realm and into the world of PC. In fact, though this is pure speculation, I would venture to say that there are oogles more PC users with iPods than Macintosh users,” Deron Dantzler writes for The South Carolina Times and Democrat. “Trying to glean off that success, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs [recently] introduced… the brand new Mac Mini.”

“With the new Mac Mini, Apple is making a strong push for your desktop space, but rest assured they aren’t asking for much. The Mac Mini is a Macintosh computer that is about 2 inches tall, 6 inches deep and 6 inches wide. It is without doubt one of the most innovative designs that has been brought to the computer world in quite some time, and perhaps the biggest note that is surrounding it is its price. Sitting at just $499, Apple has finally released a product that is perhaps priced low enough to help the company cut its way into the PC market share,” Dantzler writes.

“The big question surrounding the machines is: Will they be successful? I have no doubt in my mind that within the next few weeks there will be PCs released to the market, probably lower priced with a similar-sized shell. We’ll see a new breed of minicomputers try to compete against one another, but I’m itching to know if the Mac Mini will have marked success in the PC market where low-priced hardware has dominated for so long over the supposed stability in the marriage of Apple hardware and Mac OS. I guess only time will tell,” Dantzler writes.

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