Best guess on Mac Mini update?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by forelsu, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. forelsu macrumors newbie

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  2. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    Before WWDC.
    A processor upgrade to Core2Duo, possibly with the X3000.

    That's at least possible, it has become a joke waiting for it to update.

    EDIT: Days Since Update 219 (Avg = 151)

    Maybe the superdrive will become standard?
    It's 2007! DVD writing drives should be standard in Apple's line-up.
     
  3. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    No thanks. I don't need a DVD burner, at least not in every Mac I own, so I don't want to have to pay for it.
     
  4. andrewag macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i always thought the lack of superdrive in apple's lower end computers is a bit poor. How much extra would DVD burners be these days compared to combos?
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    $10-20 would be my guess.
     
  6. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    If they shipped it with every computer it would only be a minimal increase.
    I'm not sure what sort of scale it would require but if they purchased them in higher quantities then the difference might be even lower.
     
  7. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    I am predicting:
    Low End Mac Mini
    1.83Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
    1GB Memory (2x512MB)
    60GB hard drive
    Intel GMA X3000 64MB
    Combo Drive
    $499.00

    High End Mac Mini
    2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
    1GB Memory (2x512MB)
    80GB hard drive
    Intel GMA X3000 64MB
    8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    $699.00
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    the siurpeeman predicts...

    my guess is we'll see new minis some time in may, around the time we'll also see new imacs (another guess). what we'll see will look a lot like the current macbook lineup. 1.83 and 2.0 ghz core 2 duos with 60/80 gb hard drives and a slightly revised form factor, something similar to the new airport router and apple tv. throw in 802.11n, and you have your "new" mini. sorry, no hdmi. what i'd love to see in a mini that won't ever happen? a mouse and keyboard.
     
  9. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    I can live with these specs. The trouble is what specs will the Macbooks have?

    It will bump the Macbooks from the present 1.83/2.0 lineup to a 2.0/2.16 lineup, and the Macbook Pros to a 2.33 and ....?
     
  10. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    I would have thought that the minis were more likely to just get fhe equivalent C2D.
     
  11. daneoni macrumors G4

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    ....one 15" and one 17" model (Both 2.33GHz). Its been done before (Hi-Res PBs)....it can be done again
     

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