A Maxed Out Mac Mini With Full Upgrades Will Cost You $4,200

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    Apple today introduced a long-awaited refreshed Mac mini, which has been reengineered to take advantage of the newest hardware available on the market.

    The Mac mini features 4 and 6-core 8th-generation Intel processors, up to 64GB RAM, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and up to 2TB of flash storage space.

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    The entry-level Mac mini with a 3.6GHz quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 630, and a 128GB SSD is available for $799, which is $300 more expensive than the most affordable Mac mini was previously.

    A middle-tier base model is available with a 3.0GHz 6-core processor, 8GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 630 and a 256GB SSD for $1,099.

    Apple has added plenty of upgrade options aimed at pro level Mac mini users who want the fastest desktop-class machine in the smallest package.

    A maxed out Mac mini with a 3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, Intel UHD Graphics 630, 64GB RAM, a 2TB SSD, and upgraded 10 Gigabit Ethernet is priced at a whopping $4,199.

    Despite the high price tag, the upgrade options should make Mac mini customers who were awaiting more powerful features happy with this year's refresh. Prior to today, the Mac mini had not been updated since 2014.

    The new Mac mini is available for pre-order today and orders will be delivered starting on November 7.

    Article Link: A Maxed Out Mac Mini With Full Upgrades Will Cost You $4,200
     
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    And it will struggle doing a lot of tasks unless you're investing in an eGPU. Seriously this is pretty bad to include an Intel UHD Graphics 630
     
  4. Blackstick macrumors 6502

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    At that price, you're in discounted iMac Pro territory...
     
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    Wasn't a good time to read that headline after just taking a drink = classic spit take
     
  6. ck2875 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but you only have to upgrade every 4 years.
     
  7. Unity451 macrumors newbie

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    Shut up and take my money...
    Oops.. wrong thread.
     
  8. hetrigger macrumors regular

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    And a couple hundred more and you too can own a iMac Pro!
     
  9. BB8 macrumors regular

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    2 TB Upgrade is $1400.

    You can buy a 970 2TB on amazon for $700.
     
  10. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a

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    Because Apple only uses platinum plated SSDs.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Don’t see them selling very many of the maxed out minis at that price.
     
  12. RudySnow macrumors 6502

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    Apple: You wanted a Mac Mini update? Here you go. Now f off.
     
  13. dumoore macrumors member

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    This is the Mac mini we've been waiting for!
    The iMac pro does nothing for my setup that wants to add a few of these to the server room.
     
  14. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Sweet spot is 6-Core with 16GB and 1TB for $1,899 or down to the 512.

    The lower end Quad-Core upgraded to the same 16 and 1TB is $1,799. No brainer.
     
  15. Kobayagi macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong website mate. :p
     
  16. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Right, that's with Apple's +$1400 64GB RAM upgrade, and their +$1400 2TB storage upgrade.

    I imagine quite a few folks will go with the max CPU, maybe do 512GB internal storage, but use much cheaper external storage for A/V/asset storage, and possibly even source their own RAM (Crucial 2x32GB DDR4, ~$800-850)
     
  17. Scooz, Oct 30, 2018
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    But that one would be removable. You don‘t want that [Jedi swipe].

    Edit: Wow, PCIe and DIMM slots. Just get a fast processor [another swipe]
     
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    They’ve lost the plot, SJ introduced the mini to make it an impulse buy at a cheapish price, this mini destroys this. Having said that I *might* upgrade from a 2012 quad i7, but I’ll be balking at the price nonetheless. :cool:
     
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    Tim needs to go.
    Apple now is PURE GREED
    They raised the price of the MacBook Air
    iPad pros Apple Pencil and now this? Blahhh
    Innovation is NOT Expensive especially that they are a trillion dollar company. They don’t need to aim for 2 trilllion if that’s what they are so obsessed aboutz
     
  20. dumoore macrumors member

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    Guy, relax, this is for the MAXED out Mac mini for some serious performance. If the price hurts your butt, then there is a $799 option as well. A comparably spec'd out PC with 6 cores, 2TB flash etc etc is still in the realm of thousands of dollars.
     
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    Edit: OOPS!! I was wrong. Sorry. Apparently memory is user serviceable. My mistake.
     
  22. A7ibaba macrumors regular

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    For that money i can buy real computer with nVidia 2080Ti GPU
     
  23. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    Maybe they’ve discovered that route wasn’t working out for them, especially when they kept the price but made changes in 2014. It certainly seems like the mini crowd wanted a more capable mini, even if it was more expensive, just in the same form factor.
     
  24. yesjam macrumors regular

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    Obviously that price is pretty outrageous but in fairness it does incorporate Apple's classically expensive, $1,000.00+ fee for 64 gb of RAM, which can be updated by the end user for a fraction of that cost.
     
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    SSD upgrade pricing is insane and keeps me from getting one.
     

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