Mac Mini As Living-Room Furniture

Is the Mac Mini the best Apple can do in the way of competing for the living room? No, according to this review from Rob Pegoraro. It’s slightly cheaper than the Microsoft Media Center, simpler and smaller. But it’s got some gaps that might make it more of a doorstop than a Media Center. It doesn’t have any DVR capability and can’t even tune into TV. Where it beats Media Center is with the ability via Front Row to share personal media, iTunes (if the other computers are on the same iTunes account), CDs and DVDs. He also had problems getting the WiFi to work.
Making it more living-room useful in its current form means more money for expansion, which takes it beyond cute — and still leaves gaps.

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