Apple joins Intel game

A month or so ago, Steve Jobs announced some new Mac’s featuring Intel processors. Well, yesterday he announced a new Mac Mini featuring a 1.5Ghz Intel Core Solo processor starting at $599. Previous Mac Mini models started at $499.

Anyone else see a parallel to the PC world here? Just like in the PC world where you have AMD and Intel powered boxes, Apple computers with Intel chips will cost a bit more than their non-Intel counterpart. Well, at least in the Macs the your cash for the Intel-powered machines will actually buy you better performance. If anyone wants to donate a Mac Mini for umm, uhh, reviewing purposes, let me know and I’ll send you my shipping address.