My new Mac mini arrived yesterday, and I promptly wasted half the day setting it up and downloading a few multi-gigabyte World of Warcraft patches to it. (With all the other gaming-capable computers in the house being Windows PCs, I couldn’t just copy my WoW folder from the old machine. Instead, I had to reinstall from the DVD, and then let the game patch itself.)
Here’s what the desk looks like now:
So much more space. It’s shocking how much smaller the mini is than even the little ION shoebox. It’s no bigger than five CD cases stacked on top of each other, yet it has more processing grunt than my old Core 2 Duo system. The wireless keyboard stows out of the way quickly and easily whenever I break out the pen & paper, and the whole setup is very shiny. So far, I’m very impressed with the mini. It’s zippy, and it plain works.
Did I mention that my wife rocks? Well, she does. Since I had just put the ION box together a few months ago, I wasn’t planning to upgrade again for at least another year, but I guess she got tired of my constant little whining noises whenever I looked at the mini at the Apple Store.
Nothing takes the edge off a Monday than the delivery truck trundling up the driveway with a shiny new toy…