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    monitor-less

    Does the following in red mean "without a monitor"? If so, is a computer without a monitor possible?

    Robin compared the iPod to the G4 Cube, an attractive, monitor-less computer that failed to catch on.

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    Re: monitor-less

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    Does the following in red mean "without a monitor"? If so, is a computer without a monitor possible?

    Robin compared the iPod to the G4 Cube, an attractive, monitor-less computer that failed to catch on.

    Thank you.
    Well "monitor-less" means "without a monitor". I've never seen a "G4 Cube" but perhaps it was designed to go with any monitor.

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    Re: monitor-less

    Maybe that's why it failed to catch on. Like Write Only Memory.

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    Re: monitor-less

    This was it, apparently: Power Mac G4 Cube - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    As you can see from the Features paragraph, "a separate monitor was required" so although the actual processor/computer itself was sold without a monitor, you couldn't actually use it without a monitor. I'm not really sure how that compares to an iPod!

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    Re: monitor-less

    I think that was it: it was a "Mac Mini" which was inexpensive, could be used with any standard SVGA monitor, and came with all the usual Apple OS and software. I thought of buying one. But didn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Well "monitor-less" means "without a monitor". I've never seen a "G4 Cube" but perhaps it was designed to go with any monitor.

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