Monday, January 31, 2005

Gutting the Mac mini

Some people have no respect for a work of art! Kevin Rose has eviscerated a Mac mini and replaced the insides with an x86 PC.

Apparently only possible due to VIA's yet to be released Nano-ITX boards, it looks the resulting PC was none the less a fair bit less powerful than the orginal Mac mini. I don't think that the 1GHz VIA C5P Nehemiah Kevin used, nice as it is, is as powerful the 1.25 GHz PPC G4 that it was replacing. Interesting hack though, you have to give the man credit for trying...