View Full Version : Mac mini weight bearing?
Jan 29, 2007, 07:42 AM
Dumb question I know but is the mini strong enough to sit a monitor on top of?
Not a huge one - "say" 15"?
Jan 30, 2007, 01:26 PM
I've always wanted to know this, as the mini looks the same size as the base of ACD. I think it would be great to get a mini and a 23" and put the monitor on the mini.
Jan 30, 2007, 01:27 PM
At most I'd put another mini on top of another one. I wouldn't try a monitor though.
Jan 30, 2007, 01:39 PM
You can put a monitor on top, like an ACD or something. BUT, the antennae of both the blue tooth and wifi are located just underneath the plastic top, which is why the top is plastic in the first place, to allow signal transmission. If you put an apple monitor on top, with the thick aluminum base, you'll almost completely kill your wifi and bluetooth abilities.
That aside, the mini has a hard time keeping its processor cool already (hovering around 80 to 90 for dual core under load), not sure if you might add a few degrees to the CPU by covering the top plastic, and reducing the mini's bottom clearance for air intake (held up by what I believe is rubber damping), you might choke your mini's cooling abilities a bit.
Jan 30, 2007, 01:42 PM
Please, do not torture your mini by stacking a display on top of it! :eek:
There are many different stands for your display: http://www.123macmini.com/accessories/guide/stands.html