Is CPU upgradable in 2018 mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by saulinpa, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2008
    Since it is using a desktop CPU is it not soldered in? If so definitely buy the base version.
  2. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    It is not using a desktop processor its using an intel B series chip which is a mobile chip like all past Mini's. I don't know of any Mac mini that has has the CPU upgradable post purchase and yes its soldered in place.
  3. KrisLord macrumors 65832

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    They said in the keynote it wasn’t a mobile processor.

    Do we know which actual processor it is yet?
  4. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2013
    Oregon, USA
    It is at least possible. I bought a first gen intel single core mini off ebay and installed a dual core MB processor into the same socket. But it may not be still possible.
  5. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    no one knows for sure what they did.
    I am guessing it is desktop and replaceable.
    go to dell and look at its optiplex 7060 micro
    i think the new mini is a riff of this.
    in many ways better then the dell
  6. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    It's soldered in. Very clearly shown in the image on the website.
  7. saulinpa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2008
    I saw the few speculations of which processor pointed to Intel's pages showing socketed CPU. I guess we wait for the teardowns.
  8. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Soldered in and NOT replaceable.
    Get the one you think you'll be happy with when you "buy-in".
  9. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    Get the one you think you'll be happy with FOUR YEARS FROM NOW (get it now, but plan four years down the line)

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