2011 Mini power draw?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by scenemissing, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. scenemissing macrumors member

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    Any of you lucky Mini owners have access to a kill-a-watt? I was looking to see what the current power numbers are. Apple has a kbase article detailing all the previous units, but it hasn't been updated yet:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3468

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    yes I do have a kill a watt I will post scores on the 2009 the 2010 and the 2011 while doing hand brake and while playing a song on itunes while watching a you tube video and while just having safari open typing an answer to you. My 2010 and 2011 are coming on fri I hope
     
  3. 4JNA, Jul 21, 2011
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    4JNA macrumors 68000

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    usage = power draw

    nothing against the post (thanks for the 'official" numbers)...

    i'd trust a kill-a-watt way more than a 'cupertino report' on actual usage numbers. idle, really, why do they measure a system that no one is using???

    my POS pickup gets a 1000mpg when it's idle and not being used... GREEN!
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    I am running safari only.

    my kill a watt reads 9 watts. give me some time for more readings.

    just attached the macbook air super drive and the watts jumped to 14 will a movie running.
     
  5. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Awesome. Post a few more readings when you have a chance.
     
  6. Sdevante macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info. I was on the chat with an Apple rep for about a half hour today, just to be told that it was still 10 watts at idle. I had asked about the 2.5 ghz Mini, however, so glad to have this cleared up.
     
  7. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    okay I just started handbrake a big cpu user. power user also

    I now pull 42 watts. I am playing a dvd and I am on safari keyboard is wired to the mini.
     

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