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Minis Fall Short

H. Steward asks, "Why would I even consider the Mac Mini when I can get a nifty, ready-to-use PC laptop for the same price?"

Mini Falls Short

I enjoyed reading Scot Finnie's online Quick Review of the Mac Mini ("Mac Mini Walks Tall,"). One of my co-workers ran into some of the same problems Finnie encountered.

My colleague bought a Mac Mini the same week I purchased a cheap Dell laptop with Microsoft Office included. Like Finnie, my co-worker had trouble getting his keyboard and iPod to work with the Mac. To make matters worse, my colleague's old Mac monitor didn't support the display resolution on the Mini.

Whereas I was able to get my Dell laptop up and running the same afternoon I unboxed it, my frustrated co-worker couldn't use his Mac Mini until the next day, following the purchase of a new keyboard and monitor. He still hasn't solved the iPod problem.

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