January 11, 2005

$499 or £499?

Follow-up to $499 Mac? from Autology: John Dale's blog

Mac Mini. It really is $499, but it's £330 in the UK, plus if you wanted enough memory and disk to be useful, and maybe wireless networking, you'd be up to £450, and you'd still need to supply your own monitor, keyboard and mouse. And you get iLife but not iWork. Nice form factor though, and you can use it with a TV (via an optional connector). First take: good, but not amazing, pricing.

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  1. James Taylor

    But I guess the point is if you already have all the other stuff you need to get it up and running, then its a good price.. and unfortunately being as I can't help but like style over substance, I think its one of the coolest things ever. Definately needs another stick of RAM though i'd say. Oh, and you get a whopping reduction on the Apple Store for Education which takes it down to £319 for the entry level one ;)

    My car has a long list of stuff that needs sorting on it, but once thats out of the way, I want a Mac Mini :)

    21 Jan 2005, 09:01

  2. John Dale

    It's interesting that there's a petition from European Apple users asking Apple to get the pricing close to the dollar price given the current exchange rate. The petition states:–

    We'd like to make an appeal to Apple on the pricing of the new Mac mini in the European Union. Basing on the last long–term rate of exchange of US dollars to euros (and vice versa) – which is 1.3293 on the spot market, so let's say 1.32 – both announced prices of the Mac mini in Europe, 489 and 589, respectively, are much too high.

    21 Jan 2005, 09:31

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