[mythtv-users] Looking for a Mini Mac/AOpen mini PC replacement
gull at gull.us
Fri Oct 19 20:35:11 UTC 2007
On Oct 19, 2007, at 1:15 PM, Chris Ribe wrote:
> Just a nit to pick here, but I see this myth floated out there a
> lot. A mac mini is not silent. It is extremely quiet under light
> load, but it sounds like a jet aircraft when its fan starts going.
> Additionally, most of its quietness comes from the fact that it
> isn't nearly as small as advertised. It doesn't have an internal
> power supply, but an external power brick that is half the size of
> the computer!
It's not inaccurate to think of a Mini as a laptop, sans display and
keyboard, mashed into a vaguely cubical shape.
It has most of the tradeoffs a laptop does -- it's small and has low
power consumption, but it also has a slow hard disk and not much
upgrade potential. And yeah, it needs an external power brick, just
like a laptop. (The external brick for my VIA miniITX system is
Anyone remember the Toshiba laptops that had the power supply built
in, so you just plugged a 120V power cord right into the laptop? I
miss that sometimes.
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