Chances of 2.3ghz mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Janglo, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Janglo macrumors member

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    If a mini is released, is it a slim chance or the processor speed going up to 2.3ghz? I don't know much about sizes/prices of processors so I'm not sure what's likely or not...
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I would say its quite possible

    2.0Ghz and 2.4Ghz(so not quite 2.3Ghz, but faster)


    I would put to much focus on Ghz, they are only good comparisons when compare the same type of chip and other all parts of the hardware are the same(GPU, HDD, RAM, etc)
     
  3. children macrumors regular

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    i would think same general specs as the alu macbook, so yes, i think a 2.0ghz and a 2.4ghz is possible
     
  4. dual64bit macrumors 6502

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    It's also possible it adopts it's old, smaller (thinner), design and uses the same components as the MBA. If that's the case it may just be 1.6 and 1.8..... but smaller.
     
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I seriously doubt that, although Apple does throw some curves at times. I would have made the design a little larger so 3.5" drives could be used (money saved per gigabyte), but that's a longshot. Also, the MBA processor is extremely expensive for what you get. They'll probably use mobile processors, so a quad core CPU at about 2.0Ghz is possible. But I'd guess on a case redesign, FW 800, USB, MiniDP, and audio connections.
     
  6. Janglo thread starter macrumors member

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    I see no point in lowering the specs just to make it physicly smaller to be honest. It's not like there's a big size issue with the mini.
     
  7. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    To Apple, there is a size issue with everything...outside of the Mac Pro.
     
  8. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    To Apple, there is a size issue with everything...outside of the Mac Pro. As Johnny Ive said in that Macbook video, if it is not essential, it is not included.
     
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    But why to release a product which is already overdated? (Bad specs for "new" computer). I see no point on that either. few inches more on your desk isn't so bad compared to slow computer...

    I think specs will be same as MBs at least near of those
     
  10. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I agree that the specs will be the same as the Macbook, just saying that size matters though. Apple would likely sell far more if the Mini actually grew a to a mid-size tower with a quad core chip and a decent gaming card. Costs wouldn't be much different since it could use desktop component rather than laptop ones.
     
  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    There is thread on that thing called something like "will apple fill their infamous product hole"

    I don't see any difference between "your" idea of mini and Mac Pro. And Apples products cost at leat 2 times more than PC with exactly same specs so there will always be "Apple tax". And if it's called mini it must be small, not a original desktop.

    Mac Mini = low specs and cheap

    iMac = semi specs and mid price

    Mac Pro = high specs and expensive, only for pro use

    No space or need for new tower Mac
     
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    I think the mini has been around to serve a purpose as the low end Apple, because you have the iMac and Mac Pro if your looking for more.

    I think if the up'd the specs too much they will price themselves out of a market category.
     
  14. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I thought the Mini has had the same design since 2005 when Apple announced it? Minus some port changes(and the addition of the IR port on the front)....also this seems unlike considering the Air uses low power stuff, really not a desktop chip, and costs a pretty penny
    But then again, it is Apple, so who knows!

    There is a need, people who want an upgradable Mac , but don't need a server grade Mac(as the Mac Pro is). Apple had a spot in line for this for a while, with a PowerMac that cost around 1500 and the G4 Cube. There is a spot, just let the Mac Pro have a BTO model with a desktop chip in it. Apple doesn't need to give it much time, but it would have a market. They wouldn't need to even advertise it much, the market would come to it.


    Not if it was a BTO model. Sure they might not sell tons of them, but let people had a 2nd HHD(inplace of the optical drive) or add blu-ray drive or offer that quad core laptop chip intel recently announced.

    Would possiblly enter into iMac pricing, but for some people the Mac Mini offer things the iMac does not(HTPC, the ability to hook up to your own scren)
     
  15. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    yeah even though its getting an update, the mac mini is always lower on the pole. so im gonna go with 2.0 and 2.4. Possibly just a 2.4 with only one model. for 599.

    who knows. we will know in 2 days.
     
  16. Janglo thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess it isn't out of the question then. If they do bring out a 2.4ghz, I will buy it - unless if course they put the price up by a couple of hundred (Which isn't unheard of with apple :(). I desperately want to make the switch, but I'm only 14 and there's only so much money I can earn.
     
  17. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    we good luck with that

    I made the switch back to apple after going 5th though 8th grade with pc's. so i would have been 13 (not very long ago. my first new mac was the Blackbook a few weeks after it came out in august for school use)

    I really would like to see a powerful mac mini or a lower end mac tower for use in my room as a media server. Will see Tuesday
     
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    I'm 15 and I've saved up 2500e without much working...

    And for the upgradable Mac thing, what would be the specs for that? If it's better than iMac it's too expensive and too close to Pro, if it's between mini and iMac = no mini and iMac needed anymore.

    Let's say Apple releases it with specs like 2.6GHz dualcore, 2GB RAM, 250HDD and 256mb of video mem. for a 1 000$ with desktop parts (changeable) who would buy mini or iMac?
     
  19. johtaja macrumors newbie

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    There wont be a "upgradable mac thingie", because there is one already, the mac pro. The end. If you cant afford it, too bad, work harder or get a PC or iMac and deal with it. Its just not financially viable product for apple atm when considering the product line up. Most likely, apple is going to update the 17" MBP @ macworld and the mac mini with nvidia chipset and 2.0 / 2.4 Ghz MP processors. iMacs and mac pros might have to wait for 2nd quarter of 09' to get the nehalems in.
     
  20. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Technically, you could just open the thing up and drop in a faster CPU!
    After all the existing one is seated in a socket, whether it's financially viable is something else.

    I dunno about now but before it used to be the T7600 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo, as the fastest in a MacMini.
     
  21. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I didn't mean that they will release it, just IF they would what could happen
     
  22. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    (Here we go again...)

    No, they don't.
     
  23. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Personally, I'm hoping for the new 2GHz quad-core mobile chip (great for Handbrake).
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'd have to disagree and say the Mac Pro is high-spec'ed and cheap [for what you get].
     
  25. Hellhammer Moderator

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    not really... If you buy parts by yourself and put em together it would cost something like 1500e.

    however it's expensive for normal people (you don't usually spend 2500e for computer what is only for normal use)
     

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