New Mac mini design revealed?

17th Nov 2008 | 12:12

New Mac mini design revealed?

Laptop becomes pint-sized desktop

With rumours persisting that Apple might be about to discontinue its Mac mini, one enterprising chap has managed to make a mini version of the Mac Pro.

It has to be said, though, that this machine isn't quite what it seems, as the guts of it actually come from a laptop.

"I was given a 'dead' 13-inch MacBook that had water poured on it," explains the mini Mac Pro's creator over at wolphBite.com. "After taking it apart and testing I found that the motherboard was still good but everything else was dead."

A bit of work got the machine working again, and it was then that the idea of creating the diminutive desktop Mac came to mind.

"Looking at the motherboard I found it was slightly larger than a full sized hard drive. Next I found a few external hard drive cases that looked like a Mac Pro… I found the Macally G-S350SUA Aluminum External Enclosure for only $40. It looked like a Mac Pro, front mounted power button, and all-aluminium case."

The end result is a computer that, while not in the same power league as the Mac Pro, certainly bears more than a passing resemblance to one.

Now all we need is for Apple to make it for real.

(Via Boing Boing Gadgets)

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