Assume 2011 Mac Mini is the same under the hood as the new 13" MacBook Pro ...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by xxmarkc, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. xxmarkc, Feb 24, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011

    xxmarkc macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2011
    how much better than the 2010 model will it be:

    2G 1066MHz -> 4G 1333MHz save times and cost upgrading. No computer should be sold with less than 4G :) And faster RAM as well. All good.

    2.66 Core 2 Duo -> 2.3 i5 - faster but how much?

    NVIDIA GeForce 320M -> Intel HD Graphics 3000 no idea what this means

    So how much better would such a Mac Mini be ???
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Since it hasn't been released yet, no one knows.

    But looking at the MBP2011 benchmarks due to Sandy Beach, it is probably going to be quite a bit faster.
  3. philipma1957, Feb 25, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2011

    philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    the bench mark high for a 2009 or a 2010 mac mini at geekbench is about 4100 the new 13 inch macbook pro is getting 5950... that is huge difference. assuming you get t-bolt you don't need a fast inside drive .
    the device below hooked to a mac mini will be the fastest boot drive ever used in a mac mini;

    since daisy chain is easy. go mini /lacie ssd raid0/ a big storage addon the interior hdd is just for backup. this is quite a few ifs but they look to be all lined up. do yourself a favor and wait and see what happens. the above improvements appear to be really a done deal for the macbook 13. they are huge. they would be for the huge for the mini. as for the graphics no one will know until they sit down with a 2011 mini and run some tests. I want to point out that add on raid0 from lacie would be insanely fast silly fast it would spit on any ssd setup for todays mac mini for a lot of reasons. do your self a favor don't buy a 2010 mini and kick your self in the butt in a few weeks. if you must have a mini today look for a 2009 at apple's online site

    this comes back into stock now and then maybe it will go a bit lower in price.
  4. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    I also think the 2011 Mini will be pretty much the same as the new 13" MBP.

    I`m also going to say that I don`t think they`ll change the casing at all or remove the superdrive.
  5. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    I just picked up a late model 2.26ghz model on thursday for a lot of the reasons you just stated.
  6. leftyMac macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2011
    does the older mac mini support 8GB RAM?
  7. driftmr2 macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2009
    Broomfield, CO
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    Yes it does.

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