When will 64 bit Mini be out?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by generik, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. generik macrumors 601

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    Hey, everything else is getting Core 2! Surely the Minis will get them at some point as well :D
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    they should have gotten them with their recent update. Maybe jan/feb...

    i really want the media edition Mac Mini to replace my shoddy TV.
     
  3. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    What's special about the media edition?
     
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    more HDD space, ability to run bigger displays, ability to pick up TV signal...

    It could work with the current Mac Mini, but the biggest ACD which will work with is is 23", which isn't massive, and all the extras to make it work will cost a fair bit (ie the Elgato EyeTV Hybrid Analog/Digital TV Receiver is $299 here, and the baseline Mac Mini is $929)
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Eventually the Mac Mini will get Core 2 Duo processors, maybe when Leopard ships. :)
     
  7. wPod macrumors 68000

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    my mac mini will be 64 bit as soon as i can buy a core 2 T7200 (2.0 Ghz) chip! i bought the core solo when it first came out, with the intention of upgrading to the core duo at a later time (and faster speed than was availble then) but now i found out the core 2 is pin to pin compatible with the core solo, so i will be happy to drop in a core 2 instead! the only problem is big companies like apple, dell, hp etc have bought up all the chips, so most places i can find selling the core 2 have all the chips on back order till early october :-( . . . so if anyone knows where i can pick up a core 2, let me know!!!


    . . . but im guessing the minis will be 64 bit around the release of leopard. i think the mini and the macbooks will be the last to get it though. i expect the mac book pro will get the core 2 soon!
     
  8. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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  9. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Next tuesday. Or the tuesday after that. Or the tuesday after that. Or...
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    And the fact that it's a fantasy. :D But one that I would also like to see Apple try. Because I think Apple can really do it right.
     
  11. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    Why would Apple want to put a TV tuner in the mac? What about us who do not live in the US and don't use ATSC (or whatever) digital broadcasting standard?

    I really doubt Apple will want to get involved in buying all sorts of special proprietary tv tuner boards (all of which specially designed for the mini, no less!) and lose economies of scale having to deal with each country's standards :confused:

    All these on a low margin model? It makes no sense!
     

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