OK. So, I didn’t get it; the Mac mini, that is. It’s mostly because I’ve decided I don’t want to spend the money right now, and it makes more fiscal sense for me to wait a bit. The rush, however, appears to be on.
As of Friday, Target.com lists the Mac Mini as available for order. The site offers both the $499 and $599 models, the latter offering a more spacious hard drive and faster processor.
Customers may have to wait, though. Target’s site lists availability as “arriving in 2 to 6 weeks. Order now.” Apple’s online store also notes a three- to four-week wait for new orders. The Mac Mini, announced at Macworld last week, is slated to go on sale at approximately 100 Apple retail stores early Saturday (as is the iPod Shuffle portable music player), though some of the earliest customers from Apple’s online store have reported receiving their computer.
Ah well, I’ll wait anyway. It’ll probably be closer to my birthday (a month from this past Thursday) before I order one or make a trip to the Mac store near my office to see if they have any.