Is CPU upgradable in 2018 mini?

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

  1. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

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

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    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

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    They said in the keynote it wasn’t a mobile processor.

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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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