- size - it's about 20% of the size of the PC it's replacing;
- noise - I went to a lot of trouble with designing the PC for low noise, but the Mini is silent;
- power - the Mini mainly uses laptop components, and isn't readily expandable, so the power supply only goes up to 110W.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Installing Vista on a Mac Mini
Having been bitten by the Mac bug earlier in the year, when I forsook 20 years of building and running Windows-based PCs for the shininess of a MacBook Pro, I've been looking at the possibility of using the diminutive Intel-base Mac Mini as a replacement for the smaller of my two Home Theatre PCs (the more powerful one has a Blu-Ray drive and runs the HD projector in the
games room home theatre downstairs). The advantages of the Mini are: