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evanrousso
Nov 12, 2006, 09:12 AM
Is there any indication that the mac mini line will be refreshed soon with C2D and maybe larger hard drive capacities?



mkrishnan
Nov 12, 2006, 09:24 AM
LOL nothing substantive. It's important to note that the Mini did receive a refresh during the time period when everything else started getting C2D (eliminating the Core Solo model, etc). But everything else has C2D in it so I would assume that as availability increases, we will see C2D in the Mini. My guess is not during this calendar year, but it's just a guess. :)

Eidorian
Nov 12, 2006, 09:27 AM
Please stop making threads like these and wait until 2007...

QCassidy352
Nov 12, 2006, 11:40 AM
sadly, the mini just got upgraded. Meaning we're probably looking at the current pitiful mini options for a while yet. :(

Markleshark
Nov 12, 2006, 12:23 PM
sadly, the mini just got upgraded. Meaning we're probably looking at the current pitiful mini options for a while yet. :(

Hardly Pitiful... What more do you want a Mini to do than a 1.83CD and 2Gig of RAM can't handle. Maybe you need a Mac Pro...

Maxwell Smart
Nov 12, 2006, 12:27 PM
I doubt the mini will get a refresh in 2006. But I do think it will get the C2D eventually if only for the 64-bit that apple seems to be pushing for leopard. So I'd have to say it is most likely to be refreshed before leopard.

miniConvert
Nov 12, 2006, 12:29 PM
There doesn't seem to be any need to refresh the mini. I've got the Core Duo 1.66GHz from when it was first released and, crikey, it's a lot of power for such a tiny package. Apple would do better to let the price fall than update anything about it IMHO, not that I wouldn't like to see much more technologically advanced mini's in the future as the form factor definitely has much more appeal than price alone.

dongmin
Nov 12, 2006, 12:36 PM
It'd be better if they'd cut prices. The minis are WAY overpriced, if you compare them to the C2D iMacs and MacBooks.

Either that or introduce a mini tower that has discrete graphics and a 3.5" HD.

countach
Nov 12, 2006, 08:04 PM
I think there'll be a refresh with C2D, 802.11n and 200GB option, sooner rather than later. They want to push out the 802.11n ASAP to prepare for the iTV launch. I reckon it will happen this month. Maybe they'll even start throwing in 1GB of RAM in the more expensive model.

evanrousso
Nov 12, 2006, 10:05 PM
I don't see why they wouldn't. For early adopters to Leopard, the mini as it currently stands would only barely cut it.

I never understood the argument that continuing to upgrade the min would cut in to the iMac sales. First of all, if the iMac is consistently upgraded itself than the mini will always be two steps behind them, secondly, what difference does it make the money all goes to the same company.

PUT C2D IN THE MINI!!!!

Warbrain
Nov 12, 2006, 10:09 PM
I don't see why they wouldn't. For early adopters to Leopard, the mini as it currently stands would only barely cut it.

I never understood the argument that continuing to upgrade the min would cut in to the iMac sales. First of all, if the iMac is consistently upgraded itself than the mini will always be two steps behind them, secondly, what difference does it make the money all goes to the same company.

PUT C2D IN THE MINI!!!!

The difference is that Apple makes more money from the iMac than the mini and that Apple would rather have people buy the iMac over the mini. So cripple the mini to the point that it's only decent for a small number of people and make the iMac that much more appealing.

Iverieli
Nov 13, 2006, 05:35 AM
Hi guys,

I did refresh Mac mini Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz myself. :D

My system now is: Mac Mini Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz with 2GB DD2 memory. This is monster, really fast and strong. :)

I did screeshots right now and thats not fakes. You can see time.

memoteran
Nov 13, 2006, 06:24 AM
would mini motherboard suport c2d processors?

countach
Nov 13, 2006, 07:23 AM
The difference is that Apple makes more money from the iMac than the mini

I seriously question this assertion when both are configured to the same spec.

countach
Nov 13, 2006, 07:23 AM
would mini motherboard suport c2d processors?

Yes.

Iverieli
Nov 13, 2006, 10:09 AM
would mini motherboard suport c2d processors?


Yes it support Core 2 Duo and DDR memorys. I'm posting just from my Mac mini Intel core 2 duo. :)

memoteran
Nov 13, 2006, 10:41 AM
whoah thats nice , i guess ill just get a mac mini and later on get a c2d procesor

Iverieli
Nov 13, 2006, 12:14 PM
whoah thats nice , i guess ill just get a mac mini and later on get a c2d procesor

Later you can get Santa Rosa processor. Thats next generation Intel mobile, which come out after January. :D

LeviG
Nov 13, 2006, 12:45 PM
Later you can get Santa Rosa processor. Thats next generation Intel mobile, which come out after January. :D

santa rosa is the chipset running a merom processor with 800mhz fsb iirc

Eidorian
Nov 13, 2006, 12:48 PM
http://guides.macrumors.com/Merom

Josias
Nov 13, 2006, 12:49 PM
santa rosa is the chipset running a merom processor with 800mhz fsb iirc

It also has new features such as flash-booting and bleh-blah!;)

LeviG
Nov 13, 2006, 01:12 PM
It also has new features such as flash-booting and bleh-blah!;)

which is all very well if os-x supports it :D

Josias
Nov 13, 2006, 01:16 PM
which is all very well if os-x supports it :D

Well, despite flashbooting being booting in around <10 secs, there are a lot of features (all OS X supported).

The SR also has GMA X3000 and 802.11n, but the N is already on the C2D chips. Look in the MR Guides and find out what ye be looking for.;)

mkrishnan
Nov 13, 2006, 01:20 PM
which is all very well if os-x supports it :D

If Leopard does not have support for bleh-blah, I am switching to Vista! :mad: :D

vendettabass
Nov 14, 2006, 04:50 PM
As discussed in Apple Insider, I'm hoping for a matte Black prosumer mac mini which will let me use two screens :-D I dont need the power of a Mac Pro but I dont wanna' get rid of my two lovely sony screens :(

Poff
Nov 14, 2006, 05:56 PM
As discussed in Apple Insider, I'm hoping for a matte Black prosumer mac mini which will let me use two screens :-D I dont need the power of a Mac Pro but I dont wanna' get rid of my two lovely sony screens :(

agreed.

MacBoySeattle
Nov 18, 2006, 10:08 AM
You guys think way too indepth and complicate things too much. I am 99% sure that what you'll get (like the Mac book upgrade) is a simple swap out now from core duo 1.66 and 1.83 to core 2 duo 1.66 and 1.83 and a bumping of standard ram to 1 gb. That's all and that's plenty to keep it price competitive with the imac. Then perhaps right before leopard you'll see a modest speed bump to 1.83 and 2.0. That's it that's all folks and well deserved changes.