What other machines compete with the Mac Mini in low idle power while providing enough processing power to handle routine work for reasonable future-proofness?
(e.g. <10w idle power, but Core2Duo 2.4GHz+ - so reasonable computing power )
http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/vi ... t=mac+mini
What is the point of Atom processors?
Seem to be cheap, low performance, relatively low efficiency machines.
Performance per watt is not good compared with Core2 systems when doing work, and the Mac Mini shows that can make Core2 systems low
power at idle too.
Is there anything comparable to the Mac mini in efficiency that uses standard parts (so it might be repairable/upgradable), or is doing away with all that part of how they achieve low power?