Is the 2014 mac mini ram upgradable or is it soldered on?
Its mentioned as "configurable" on the Apple Store. If I had to guess, this memory is not soldered on.
Side note/question: If it is indeed not soldered on, is it possible to use DDR3 SDRAM in place of LPDDR3 SDRAM in this new machine? I'd love to toss the 16 GB memory from a recently purchased Mini into this if I decide to upgrade.
there is not disclaimer on the ram like the macbook pro and air say...most likely is user upgradeable
What about the hard drive? Is it upgradable 2.5 ssd?
You're right, the MBA and low-end iMac describe the RAM as "onboard" which this does not. However, I don't think LPDDR3 SODIMMs exist...
EDIT: LPDDR3 is designed for embedded and mobile systems and uses a very low voltage. Very unlikely this is user upgradable.
It comes with a 2.5" 5400 rpm hard drive. The same ones that you could find in your typical laptop from 1995.
We will have to wait for a IFixit teardown to see exactly what is going on.
Sounds like flash drive.
I would say it is not upgradeable and ssd is flash drive just like the rMBPs.
Customers can choose to configure their Mac mini with up to a 3.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of memory, and up to a 1TB PCIe-based flash drive.
This is what I got from apple! I'm confused now. So the base model uses a regular 2.5 HDD @ 5400RPM, but if you upgraded to 1tb you get a PCIe-based flash drive?