Chance of upgraded mini at WWDC?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by shergill, May 18, 2009.

  1. shergill macrumors member

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    Hi all. Do you think there is a slight chance of an upgrade to the mini (such as 2gig ram standard) at WWDC? Won't they have to bump it up to at least 2gig in time for Snow Leopard?
     
  2. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    I would doubt it considering they just did a mini refresh not too long ago.
     
  3. shergill thread starter macrumors member

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    With SnowLeopard due; i figured they might bump up the pitiful 1gig ram standard..
     
  4. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    It's always possible, maybe they'll just do a silent upgrade like they did with the white macbook around SL's release. I guess we'll find out eventually.
     
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    I highly doubt it. I think it was nearly 2 years since the had last updated the Mini so, use that as a rough guide
     
  6. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Snow Leopard isn't only going to work on the current line of computers, it has to also be available to those who purchased in the past year or so. I am sure 1 GB will support your average home web surfer, who the 1 GB mini is aimed at.

    Anyway, to answer the OP question I doubt it will see another refresh this year.
     
  7. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Back in 2005 they bumped it after 2 months...
    Maybe RAM/update the NVidia GPU when they update the MacBook lineup's GPU.
     
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  10. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I don't know if they will.. but it needs a serious refresh. The last one was a bit of a joke. 2GB standard, 2.0GHz would be nice, maybe a 320GB HDD standard.
     
  11. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    :confused: It was updated two months ago. 2.0GHz is standard.
     
  12. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I knew it was just updated, but i thought there was still a 1.8 range model. My bad. Either way, it needs more.
     
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    If we are VERY lucky we can get a small, silent upgrade like 2GBs of RAM in base model and bigger HDs as a standard. It happened with new MBPs, they got a little speed bumb.
     
  14. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    But then there would be no difference between the base and the top end. They need to make the mini cheaper, not piss about with the specs.
     
  15. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    The whole point of the base mini is that it is a base model. With minimum specs, then you can build on that. If you want more RAM then buy it with more RAM, it's not difficult. That's why mine is a 'base' maxed out with 4GB of RAM, I don't need a large HDD as it just runs my operating system, my external drive has all of the media. Remember the base mini is aimed at the minimal user.
     
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    Up the 799 model to 4GB of RAM...or the 2.26Ghz CPU
     
  18. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    As long as the last mini upgrade took, I wouldn't expect another for quite a while yet.
     
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