Predict updated Mac Mini specs!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by iW00t, Jan 7, 2007.

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    iW00t

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    I have actually been pondering about this, the Mac Mini has usually been slightly behind the Macbook and everything else. However there has actually been some talk about the line getting a 1.83 and 2.0 speedbump next week.

    Since there are no new C2D chips the Macbooks are stuck at their current speeds (else they will be on par with the Macbook Pros), likewise the Macbook Pros are also not going anywhere either, so it is not like the laptop line has any space to move up to make room for the Mini.

    Would you guys think it is likely for the Mini to receive 1.83ghz and 2.0ghz Core Duos instead?
     
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    Not core duos, core 2 duos in that case.
     
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    1.83Ghz Core 2 Duo
    2.00Ghz Core 2 Duo

    1GB RAM standard or price cuts hopefully
     
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    How 'bout several Due Core-O's
     
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    eXan

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    I think minis could stay at their current clock speeds at 1.66 and 1.83, but get Core 2 instead.

    Then they may up the RAM to 1 gig on the top model or just keep them at 512 and drop the price.
     
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    Low end price drop back to $499 with superdrive stock.

    High end price drop to $749 with 1GB and 100GB stock.

    Both get iTV wireless but no C2D for either until 10.5 ships.
     
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    :eek: I hope that really happens :D
     
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    they should have C2D chips in them for the price you pay..
     
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    So nobody thinks that the 965 will be replaced by the X3000 (for both the mac minis and the low-end iMac)? This is bound to happen at some point. The question isn't if, but when.
     
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    I think that the answer to this question lies in the cost difference between the CD and C2D processors. Does anyone know what this difference is? If the difference is minimal, then I think it would be highly likely that the Mini will get the C2D.

    I don't believe that Apple would hold back the Mini just to prevent it from having the same specs as the Macbook. After all, the Mini is priced to compete with other manufacturers' desktops, not with the Macbook.

    If the Mini does get updated, it'll be a tough call for me because I don't want to wait for the new model to become available here in New Zealand, but if an update to the C2D processor does happen, then I think I'll be worth the wait.
     
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    Status light... Quieter operation... Wireless n. card on the sly... More hard drive options... Less stripped version of OSX...
     
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    zen.state

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    if if think apple will put 1gb standard in the mini then you need to stop smoking whatever it is you are smoking :)
     
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    Apparently there is no difference... although there were a few articles last year mentioning price cuts to the Core Duo chip.
     
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    Warbrain

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    Only an upgrade to C2D. No bump in speed.
     
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    Hopefully they will get a bump to C2Ds as well as RAM to 1GB like the CD MB -> C2D MB while keeping price the same.
     
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    2.0 Ghz conroe, PCI slots, x1900 Graphics, 120Gb HD and 1Gb standard... All for exactly the same price points as current models. I WISH!
     
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    timswim78

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    What does that mean?
     
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    zen.state

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    the C2D runs 25-40% faster at the same speed
     
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    It should be a bit quicker now that Apple actually exists here :)
     
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    Alasta

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    Yeah, let's hope. I expect that the New Zealand Apple Store web site will probably be updated straight away if an update does occur, so I will probably put in my order straight away and it will be very interesting to see how long it takes to land on my doorstep.
     
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    Zwhaler

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    I hope they get 1.83 and 2.0 C2D, and a price drop.
     
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    I think too that the most likely thing is C2D either at same clock or one step lower each, maybe with the 1 gig. It would seem that this would be good preparation for Leopard.

    The only reasons I could think of for them not doing it are if there is still some choking on C2D availability, or very slightly possibly that they are waiting for Santa Rosa. The latter seems unlikely considering how easy the switch to C2D is. With respect to availability, it's worth noting that, even though Apple's market share is low, they're still a major, major purchaser of notebook-class Core 2 processors (since they use them on all MBs, MBPs, and iMacs), and they may be having trouble getting enough to switch the high-volume Mini to them.

    Dell is still using Core Duos in their base models of some of their high-volume laptops as well.
     
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    C2D is 64 bit

    OSX on the mac mini isn't as 'full' as on other hardware. Apparently. Maybe the article I read was FOS but I believed it until you questioned it just now. There was no reason not to...
     
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    Eraserhead

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    Except that OS X isn't 64 bit yet, and neither are any programs that you might use, even Photoshop CS3 is only 32 bit. Except for high-end scientific ones...
     
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    Don't be pedantic. Do I have to tell you OSX will be 64 bit in a few months?
     

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