I maxed out my 1 GHz 12″ PowerBook G4 today with the full 1024 MB Samsung/Apple OEM RAM chip. Such a difference. Smooth, fast, no overheating, and no kernel panics. Bad RAM sucks. I had a freebie 512 MB chip tossed in when I got this machine. Had at least one kernel panic a day with that thing. So far the OEM chip is smooth as silk. Got it from MemoryX/ We Love Macs at the Macworld show earlier this morning, at about $200 less than what Apple is selling it for from their own site.
When he announced the mini’s $249 price tag in his keynote, the reaction’ from a crowd predisposed to give standing ovations when the maestro cleared his throat’ was like the air being let out of a volleyball.
And yeah, if you look at it in the context of the competition, $249 is probably the right price for the iPod Mini. The 4 GB Rio is the same price, and I’m sure that Apple will have no trouble selling as many iPod Mini’s as they want.
I’ll bet the price comes down a bit after all the early-adopting fasion slaves get their fill. And on the other hand – that 15 GB low end iPod is looking like a pretty good deal now…
After three years of the Bush foreign policy, the United States is more isolated than at any time since before World War II and more unpopular in the world than ever before. Sure, some of that unpopularity comes with the territory, from being the world’s strongest nation. But much of it stems from the arrogant, unilateralist attitude of this White House.
These are very cool high-resolution photos of Mars that show detail of the planet and surface features, many of which clearly indicate erosion caused most likely by liquid water. (Not the latest b/w photos that just came back from the first lander Spirit.)
And might I add, a very cool site overall – I’m reading up on the current Mars lander mission ahead of the Nova special that airs later tonight. They did a great job of combining valuable written content and useful interactive features and animation into an engaging yet simple site design.
Also I noticed that they use the Chicago font in the site banner, which was the default Mac OS font up until I think Mac OS 8? Always a cool choice of typeface for that futuristic-yet-retro look.
“With a $100 to $150, low-end, 2GB iPod, Apple could also become the leader in the low-end MP3 player and USB keychain markets,” he said. “Who would buy a 256MB USB keychain if, for almost the same price, they could have a 2GB iPod that plays music and stores data as well?”
Good point. I think I would finally get myself an iPod if it were down around this price anyway, and the bonus of using it for data as a pocket drive is a huge bonus.