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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Test Drive A Mac Mini

For a limited time, Apple is letting people take home a Mac mini with a thirty day satisfaction guarantee. Don't like it, just return it.

So far, I've been thrilled with mine. It takes up less room than my external DVD writer and is quiet as all get out (I actually have been able to tell when my code is underperforming by listening for the fan!). It's not going to light the world in fire in terms of speed, but I'm not ashamed to say that I was able to run around with the Halo demo over the weekend. It wasn't the prettiest belle at the ball, but at least we were dancing.

EDIT: Sorry, my first take on this was misleading. You pay up front, but can return any time in the thirty days for a full refund.


shane said...

Hey! Nice. Do you plan on keeping it? Or did you already have one. I wonder if this incentive is open to Canadians.

Josh said...

I've had one since I broke my PC a few months back. Particularly if you happen to already have a monitor, they're great little machines. Certainly not hardcore, but great for casual use. And I am doing my game development on it (granted, pixel based 2D), so it's not a complete wimp.

Josh said...

I was off on my first read on this. You pay first, then get a refund if you don't like it, not take home and pay later.

And it sounds like it's available at any store, but not online.