Mac Mini: ONE YEAR SINCE LAST UPDATE

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by slimandslam, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. slimandslam macrumors newbie

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    Dear friends,

    The Mac Mini was last updated on August 7th, 2008. It's the only Macintosh computer without a Penryn CPU and Wireless N.
    Should it die or should it get updated/upgraded?

    --Sigh.....
     
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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  3. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Update! Though I'd rather see a bigger Mac mini with a 3.5" drive or the same form-factor with an external SATA port.
     
  4. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    it is either gonna get a serious update
    or its gonna get killed off

    i personally think they need the mini to get people into the door
     
  5. Icaras macrumors 603

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    This is just all one big dream folks. There is no mini.
     
  6. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    I hope to see an update! It would be awesome if they made a slightly larger version with dual hard drive slots and a dual dvi dedicated graphics card :cool:
    One year is pretty long though.
     
  7. AAPLaday Guest

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    hope update soon

    A bit of wishful thinking there i think :) When i ditched my HP vista laptop in january this year and jumped over to a mac the mini really appealed to me as i wanted to try out OS X without going all out and buying a more expensive machine. I looked long and hard at the mini but i couldn't help feeling after playing on the imacs in the store that it would be better all round for me to get one of those instead, so in the end i did. Im glad i did as my old monitor actually turned out to be on its way out after nearly 2 years of non use. I still admit though i really like the form of the mini and i think its a great second computer or a first time pc users venture into OS X.

    I do hope it gets updated though as it was the mini that actually got me to switch. I went to the store to pick one up and if i hadn't of been blown away with the imac then i would have one of those lil white boxes on my desk
     
  8. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Current Mac mini owners must be pleased that their machines still haven't been made "obsolete" by newer models :p
     
  9. AAPLaday Guest

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    That true. 1 Year old and still the best its ever been :D
     
  10. archi17 macrumors regular

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    Apple had better had something really good to replace the mini with. I believe that they will replace it, or update it with, i beleive that there will be a new design since that it hasn't been updated for a long time. Apple also are liking slim and small at the moment (macbook air, ipods etc) So they could possibly make the mac mini smaller, to make it the "worlds smallest computer" because all other companies are catching the current Mac Mini.
     
  11. liketom macrumors 601

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    My big guess - and i've guessed before :D
    Mac Nano - Apple TV form Factor

    1.8 Ghz
    120Gb 2.5" HDD
    2 x USB 2.0
    1 x Firewire 400
    Wireless N
    HDMI+Mini DVI
    Optical Out

    10.6 Snow Leopard
    Front Row 3 ( ala ATV2.1 )
    $499 £299

    2.0 Ghz
    160Gb 2.5 HDD
    2 x USB 2.0
    1 x Firewire 400
    Wireless N
    HDMI+Mini DVI
    Optical Out

    10.6 Snow Leopard
    Front Row 3 ( ala ATV2.1 )
    $649 £379


    Add a External SuperDrive for
    $99 £65

    All for MWSF 2009 :D
     
  12. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    I'd love this! my sisters in desperate need for a new computer!
     
  13. gonyr macrumors 6502

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  14. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Where's BlueTooth? And what kind of graphics?
     
  15. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    LOL, and the ones still using Core Solo machines are probably more than pleased that they are only 1 rev. away from the current offerings.
     
  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Shiny. Stop making new threads on the same topic. Mac Pro: 518 days between updates.

    Just update it.
     
  17. tompon1923 macrumors 6502

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    A total redesign would be awesome, since it is no longer the smallest computer in production (beaten by de EEE Box, though the performance isn't really comparable) I hope apple will twice down it's size, drop the price $100 and loose the optical drive which can be later purchased as an add-on.
     
  18. liketom macrumors 601

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    Intel GMA X3100 & BT as standard i'd say
     
  19. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Thought so. What about using an Atom chip instead of the Core chip?
     
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  21. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    I heard teh X4500 will be much better than the X3K…i dunno
     
  22. liketom macrumors 601

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    Atom mmm could that handle the video outputs needed ? 720p 1080i/p ?

    the reason Apple TV works ok now is it's a cut down less resource hunger OS on it 10.5/6 IMO wants more CPU

    so by Jan we may have

    - new model Mac Min (Mac Nano)
    - new models of MBP new case ala Macbook air
    - new model ACD ala Macbook air /iMac case design
    - new models Macbook - Alu design /Colours
    - 10.6 Snow Leopard
    - iPhone Nano ?

    Also new iPod's - Shuffle/Nano/Classic/Touch

    Imo iPod's will just get a storage bump/price ajustment, with the chance that Apple will drop the Classic for a HDD based Touch

    Sept-Nov iPods updates
    Novem-December - ACD / Macbook updates
    Jan - whatever else Apple have up there sleeve.
     
  23. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  24. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    Mac mini 2.0

    IN: Intel T8100 2.1GHz 3MB
    OUT: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 (the one in the EEE Box; think it's dual core) - less cooling required, slight performance hit
    1GB RAM
    250GB 3.5" Drive - huge performance jump
    nVidia 9400GS with 128MB VRAM (or similar) - 1080p video, gaming!!!
    No Optical - use MBA accessory
    802.11n (no draft hopefully)
    BT 2.1+EDR
    Same ports
    Same Chassis - different layout
    $499

    EDIT: Oh crap! Now mac mini is much faster than macbook!
     

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