Mac Mini Server expectations....

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Ifti, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    #1
    So what kind of specs do you expect to see in the new Mac Mini?

    It will probably be a quad core, with HD4000 graphics - but do you think they will up the RAM to 8GB min?

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. kfury77, Jul 16, 2012
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    kfury77 macrumors regular

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    Mac mini Server 2012 - Expected specs

    - Quad-Core 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 (3.3GHz when maximum use Turbo Boost)
    - Intel HD Graphics 4000
    - 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
    - 2 x 500GB HD
    - 4 x USB 3.0 ports
     
  3. paulrbeers, Jul 17, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012

    paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    No. The 2011 had the same processor and RAM as the Base Early 2011 Mac Pro. So using the 2012 Base Mac Pro (non-retina), you can expect a 2.3ghz quad core processor and 4GB of RAM. I really don't see Apple putting more RAM into a Mac Mini (even if it is the server model) than a Mac Pro. Maybe once they move the entire line to 8GB they will, but not until then.

    All of this is pure speculation....

    EDIT: Besides, if Apple sticks with the current "case" for the Mac Mini then RAM upgrades are easy and for less than $40 you can put 8 or even better for less than $90 you can put 16!

    EDIT2: I'm not saying I wouldn't like to see 4GB in the Base, and 8GB in the Mid and Server, just don't see it happening (although I do see them putting 4GB in the Base finally).
     
  4. eyepee macrumors newbie

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    My comments are not so much what I expect, and are more what I want:

    FireWire 3200 and eSata. Yeah I am old school but I find it crazy you need Thunderbolt to pay $300 to get eSata. Yes I can use USB 3.0 in the new MM but I already have some great eSata enclosures.

    IP
     

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