Computerworld: Apple Computer ‘has a hit on its hands with the new Mac Mini’

“Here’s how I know Apple Computer Inc. has a hit on its hands with the new Mac Mini. No sooner had I opened the box than our Technology editor joked: ‘Who wants that cheap Mac thing?’ Now, when’s the last time someone used the words ‘cheap’ and ‘Mac’ in the same sentence? Another co-worker almost grabbed it from my hands; still another popped up, gopher-style, over an office partition to ask how much it weighed; yet another asked whether it could be used for digital video editing (yes, it can),” Ken Mingis writes for Computerworld.

“All this commotion, and the Mini — sent out by Apple for review purposes — still had the plastic wrapping on it,” Mingis writes. “It’s meant to be Grandma’s or Junior’s first computer, or maybe a second or third computer for the house. Or maybe, for those enterprising IT folks out there, it’s meant to give them a chance to try out a Mac at work to see whether it has a place there, too. My hunch is that it does.”

Full article here.

25 Comments

  1. Neydis:
    Apple should sell them in six-packs!…………….

    What a neat Idea. and Twelve Packs and by the case………

    I have just decided to keep my Apple stock. Apple is really, really going to make money………or IBM is going to pay a premium for the stock when it decides to buy the company.

  2. A hit on its hands, yes, but has anyone been hit in the HEAD with one?

    My mini never hit anyone!

    Magic word: face. Don’t let the mini hit you in the face either.

  3. Nice “guess” Quaptro… we’ll probably know soon enough when they hit the 100,000 order mark for the mini.

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  4. My mini has been shipped! I just got the e-mail!

    WOO HOO!

    Now all’s I need are the peripherals, but I ain’t care!

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    Plus some more sales when I buy the display, the wireless keyboard and the wireless mousie…

  5. Since no one else has raised the issue in this thread i will ask:

    aren’t any of you worried about how the Mac mini could become a dangerous airborne projectile in the case of an earthquake?

    yet another example of how Apple just doesn’t get it when it comes to computers.

    /Enderle

  6. Mike – Notice the low profile and stable footprint of the mini. Plus, Apple removed all of the potential for exploding glass. This may be the most natural disaster friendly computer, EVER!

    We can all breath a big sigh of relief.

  7. I really hope Apple breaks out the sales figures for the Mini in the next quarterly conference call, rather than lumping them in with the iMac or something…

    I suspect they will; the Mini was likely seen as something of a gamble initially, and Steve will want to be able to say “I told you so…”

  8. Quaptro:

    You are wrong in your guess. The answer is:

    ALL OF THEM!

    When will you bozos remember the saying:

    It’s better to keep your mouth shut and have people wonder if you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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