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This rumor is somewhat controversial, but a PC enthusiast website and supposedly an NVIDIA partner is saying that Apple will refresh the Mac mini in March and will use NVIDIA's
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    Default Rumor: Apple to Adopt NVIDIA Ion Platform


    This rumor is somewhat controversial, but a PC enthusiast website and supposedly an NVIDIA partner is saying that Apple will refresh the Mac mini in March and will use NVIDIA's Ion platform, which pairs NVIDIA's 9400M system controller and integrated GPU with Intel's low power Atom processor.

    The site, Tom's Hardware, says:

    "An Nvidia partner confirmed to us that Apple was the first to receive samples of Nvidia's Ion platform, which we covered extensively during CES. In fact, Apple received prototype units long before Nvidia partners who opted to work on Ion. We're told that some partners still only have blue prints of Ion."

    The rumor also goes that the release will come about the time of the CeBIT computer expo beginning March 3rd in Hanover, Germany. Tom's Hardware also speculates that the Mac mini will remain the same size it is now and be priced about the same, around $500-$700.

    If this rumor comes to fruition than this would be the first time Apple adopts Intel's low-power Atom processor rather than the Core 2 processors found in their notebook computers and the current Mac mini.

    This rumor is controversial because it does not seem like Apple's machines are poised to run off this atom processor. Hackers who have gotten OS X working on Atom-powered netbooks say it's really slow. Others speculate that the refreshed Mac mini will be nothing more than a MacBook logic board in a Time Capsule Case!

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    I don't think this will happen

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    applechics been pretty good with the rumors..
    i wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be true.

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    Default Atom and Mac OS X
    I'm running OS X on an MSI Wind (Atom 1.6ghz) and it certainly is not slow. Not as fast as my MBP of course, but definitely not slow.

    Very usable for everything, audio, video, games, etc.

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    of course they're not her rumors. thats why its called a fcking rumor. it's passed from one kid to another. but shes the one that posts 'em here, for all of lazy folks who dont like searching google everyday for the freshest apple rumors. and she's obivously pretty decent at sorting out the good from the bad.

    btw almost every thread here comes from another website.

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    I'm sure the performance would be bad for general purpose use... wordprocessing, excel, photo/video editing. For the same price I would expect a mini with a decent Core2.

    Apple should just come out with their own flavor of 'netbook'

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    thread pruned, blather and argue in your pmboxes

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