Everyone has been waiting for big announcements from Apple on Feb, 28th '06. Most of the rumor sites were expecting to see a dedicated (or "real") ipod video player with a bigger screen and a touch screen click wheel, an intel-based Ibook, Apple DVR with tivo like functionalities. Honestly, I was disappointed about the announcements because there weren't any "big" or new products. I doubted the release of the video ipod because they just released the ipod w/video not so long ago so they can make profits.
However, I was pretty excited and glad to see the new Mac Mini
. The biggest updates to this Mac Mini are that it's got the Intel chip, and Front Row (Remote included). There are two models: the lower-end has a 1.5Ghz Intel Core Solo ($599) and the higher-end model with 1.66Ghz Intel Core Duo ($799) processor. Other updates to the new Mac Mini
* ILife '06
* Four USB ports
* Gigabit Ethernet
* Up to 2GB of DDR2 memory
* 2MB of L2 cache
* Dual layer dvd burner for $799 model
* 667Mhz FSB
* SATA HD
This is a nice update with new hardware which will make a big difference in speed. This is something I definately would like to purchase in the future but the higher end model is a big pricey for me. This adds another item on my wish list. Apple just keeps making the best hardware.