“While I currently work at Microsoft, I’ve also been something of a Mac Mini fan for the past 5 years,” Jason Perlow writes for ZDNet. “While the Mini was not the machine that turned me from full-on Apple products hater to Apple product user — that distinction goes to the very first iPad, of which I have owned every iterative model since its release in 2010 — the Mini is what actually turned me into a Mac user, albeit not exclusively.”
“I probably would have replaced the older of the Minis in about a year or so with a quad core model, but this is not to be. Why? Apple has forsaken us Mac Mini users,” Perlow writes. “The new Mac Minis that were announced back in October are no longer upgradeable, and there are currently no other processor choices other than a dual-cores. The RAM is soldered onto the the mainboard (4GB or 8GB) and while you can replace the hard disks, doing so can void the warranty.”
“I have already said that Apple’s act of discontinuing development on Aperture has probably forced me into re-thinking my photo and video editing toolsets, and potentially abandoning the Mac the next time I have to make a hardware purchase decision,” Perlow writes. “Apple’s dumbing down of the Mac Mini has made that decision so much easier.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Your loss, Microsoft employee.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Old Tech” for the heads up.]
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