Could the Mac Mini be the king of Apple's desktop line?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by HenryJobs, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. HenryJobs macrumors member

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    The Mac Pro looks like its on its way out, could the Mac Mini take its place? Obviously it won't replace the customization of the Mac Pro, but I doubt that any new Mac will be getting more customizable -at this point were lucky if they don't solder the RAM to the motherboard.

    I guess its not really a question of replacing the Mac Pro, but do you think the mac mini will become a legitimate choice for users who need serious processing power? And if not, where does it fall in Apple's gameplan?
     
  2. qCzar macrumors regular

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    The Mini is no where near the level of the Mac Pro. It has a 80watt power supply unit and less than adequate specs for professionals. Where do you stick in the graphic card(s), two CPU's and all those slots for RAM?

    I doubt that Apple will drop the Mac Pro, they have too many pro users. On the other hand, they have dumbed down Aperture & Final Cut to look like iPhoto & iMovie respectively. So, it's dropping the Mac Pro isn't out of the question, but I personally find it unlikely. Apple said it would update the Mac Pro next year.
     
  3. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    I think it already does!

    You can dress it up with 16 GB RAM,or a Quad processor, and even in base mode it is more computing than most people need:rolleyes::cool:
     
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    I legit lol'd.

    The return of the Cube?
     
  6. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Making something simpler to use is not dumbing it down. You may as well argue that the introduction of higher-level languages was dumbing down computers or a graphical GUI was dumbing down. Ahh, the good old days where you needed a degree to run an application and there were no pesky users.
     
  7. HenryJobs thread starter macrumors member

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    I know Tim Cook said they would have something for pro users next year, but could this computer be a super powerful Mac mini, or something in that vein? It would be in line with Apples constant goals to simplify their computers and make them thinner. I doubt they would use the current form factor when they update the Mac Pros.
     
  8. 63dot macrumors 603

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    I don't think we are quite there yet, but with technology increasingly being able to fit a lot of power in a small, thin device, the day will soon come. The large tower of a Mac Pro is a form factor as outdated as a CRT monitor.

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    If you can get a couple of quad processors, 32 GBs of RAM, and the top video card, then you are there. It may not even have to be that tall.

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    Yes, but with 2012 technology!
     
  9. Toltepeceno Suspended

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    I would love to see something in between the mini and pro (a box, not all in one like the imac), using desktop parts. I think it would do well personally. I do not think it will happen though.
     

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