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Topic # 97084 10-Feb-2012 10:59
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I've never been a MAC user, but as I have 2 iDevices, I'd like to try MAC OS, but I cannot justify a Base $1599 for a MAC Air or $1999 for a base MBP,  While iOS devices are a bit more cost than the equivalent Android, these laptops are hugely more expensive than their Windows equivalents.

So a MAC MINI seems a good option as I have a spare, nice 22" LCD.

Not as portable, not as nice a screen, but lower cost.

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  Reply # 579642 10-Feb-2012 11:14
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Mac mini is a great device, you won't regret it.

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  Reply # 579643 10-Feb-2012 11:16
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The Mac mini also works great connected to a Television. Its a good media PC.




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  Reply # 579678 10-Feb-2012 12:19
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KiwiNZ: The Mac mini also works great connected to a Television. Its a good media PC.


Hmmm, can I remote control it with an iOS app?

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KiwiNZ: The Mac mini also works great connected to a Television. Its a good media PC.


+1 Great HTPC although if you are in a satelite only area trying to find a freeview tv tuner compatible with a mac is a bit of a problem. They are small and silent and also make great headless file servers.




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  Reply # 579720 10-Feb-2012 13:16
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KiwiNZ: The Mac mini also works great connected to a Television. Its a good media PC.


Hmmm, can I remote control it with an iOS app?


The default iTunes "Remote" app works with it, there's also a number of 3rd party apps like AirMouse  .

My HTPC is a mac mini and until I put Lion onto it it was marvellous. (Lion broke file sharing badly). A great system for an HTPC as it's tiny, very quiet and doesn't use much power.




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  Reply # 579830 10-Feb-2012 15:45
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Yes one is on my wish list for media machine, to replace my aging headless MacBook pro.
Native HDMI output, IR remote support, with a magic trackpad, perfect for on the couch!

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