Mac mini weight bearing?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Gosh, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Gosh macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2006
    Dumb question I know but is the mini strong enough to sit a monitor on top of?

    Not a huge one - "say" 15"?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    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.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    At most I'd put another mini on top of another one. I wouldn't try a monitor though.
  4. Maxx Power macrumors 6502a

    Maxx Power

    Apr 29, 2003
    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.
  5. Snappier Safari macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2007

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