Originally Posted by overlander63
..Since I thought it was "authorized personnel only", I hadn't even looked at DIY.
scan some of the diy upgrades listed on ifixit, and the powerbook medic sites listed earlier.
since there are so few models (relative to wintel) and only 1 maker...
tweaking macs is very well documented.
u can even buy a a FULL SET of the tiny screws for many models (like 50 little screws) should u loose one.
here is an EXCELLENT book, i used it the first time i swapped a hard drive.
Amazon.com: Big Book of Apple Hacks: Tips & Tools for Unlocking the Power of Your Apple Devices (9780596529826): Chris Seibold: Books
it's now 2 years since the last edition so it doesn't cover ALL the new stuff, but the hacks IN the book are very reliable (hardware and software)...
for example there is a "mobile" version of the mac mini INSTALLED in an automobile, hack...
guuugle 'hack your mac' and several good sites with tweaks will appear.
Originally Posted by Stefrobrts
The mini does look interesting. I happen to have a very nice monitor I could use with it, and keyboard/mouse is no problem...
yep any modern keyboard/mouse WILL work, but the apple versions are exceptionally nice (wired OR wireless)...
and as terry mentions the eject key and other apple specific keys make buying 1 of theirs worth it.
the new magic
mouse has a 'glass top' surface like the new track pads and has NO buttons...
but really has 2 button (left/right) functions AND the surface scrolls/pages forward/back like a track pad.
it's really a very cool mouse !