Mac Mini update along with Macbook?

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  1. Jolt macrumors newbie

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    What do we think guys?

    The front page suggests that the new Macbook could ship as early as next week. (Presumably Tuesday if it was next week?)

    Given that the Mini's hardware tends to mirror the Macbook's hardware, is there the possibility of a simultaneous Macbook and Mac Mini release?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Of course it's possible but there is no proof of it. I doubt it's gonna happen but who knows?
     
  3. indg macrumors 6502

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    i would say it's more likely than not. i also noticed more minis appearing on apple's refurb site lately. that's usually a good indicator that it's going to be refreshed soon.
     
  4. thefaceless macrumors member

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    Well we have no concrete evidence to believe it will... but who knows. Can't do anything other than sit and hope, really. They were both refreshed on the same day last time, but that doesn't prove anything.

    If it is I'm all over one though. Even if it's just an update to the 320M.
     
  5. Ballis macrumors 6502a

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    Me to. Hoping for HDMI
     
  6. indg macrumors 6502

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    don't hold your breath. if it hasn't shown up in the macbooks, it won't show up in the minis. besides, selling apple-branded hdmi adapters is just pure profit for them. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Ballis macrumors 6502a

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    There has been speculation. If not hdmi, I hope they atleast do audio over displayport
     
  8. newfoundglory macrumors 6502

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    I hope there is a Mini update really soon as i'm in DESPERATE need of replacing my 1.5GHz PowerPC mini, which will be age 5 in December. Got my MBP to fall back on, but a new Mac Mini is needed and the HDMI will definitely find me down the Apple store.

    I'm wondering what the speed bumps might be... I suspect it will be from 2.26 to 2.4 and 2.53 to 2.66 (+ BTO 2.8GHz which will be great!). We're definitely getting 320M.
     
  9. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Mini is the home theater box not apple tv it would only make sense it got hdmi. Apple should do the right thing and give mini hdmi and a better graphics option. Stop the handicap Apple.:apple: Give us a black option......how many silver hdtvs are there? Get with the program and if your engineers cant get it right just look at Dells little box.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I doubt Apple thinks it as HTPC... Issue with HDMI is licensing fees, that's why Apple chose DisplayPort. MDP can now carry audio in MBPs so that's all we need.
     
  11. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    HDMI is NOT going to happen. I dont see why people have such an issue with buying a $10 adapter to go MiniDP-HDMI.

    Also, the mini is not geared towards HTPC usage. Sure a lot of people (myself included) use it that way, but Apple still sees it as a switcher box (people who want to switch from PC for cheap). I would like to see them keep the low end mini, but offer us an HTPC grade High-end Mini. I'd probably buy an upgraded one to replace my current mini, then move the old one to my bedroom.
     
  12. kyleh613 macrumors regular

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    Apple has acknowledged that they know people are using the Mac Mini a lot as home theater PCs. That is why the HDMI port has been speculated as existing. It is perfectly possible.
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Nothing wrong with the current graphics adapter for HD output, especially now that third parties have been given access to the hardware H.264 decoding.
     
  14. Ballis macrumors 6502a

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    If thats true, thats about time. Can anyone else confirm this?
     
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    I have $$ in hand to finally switch myself to Mac (migrated my wife over last year) once it is released. :)
     
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  19. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    I'm using the Late 2009 Mac Mini right now as an HTPC and it works perfectly. Yes, I use two cables for audio and video, but the 9400m is a very capable graphics card, especially with the now present h.264 third party decoding specs opened.

    If the only thing holding some of you back is a second cable, well, I don't know what to tell you... Even if they add an hdmi port, some other technology is right around the corner. Light Peak anyone?:D

    I have to admit, a black case option would be pretty sweet, though.:)
     
  20. DaSal macrumors regular

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    I agre that the current Mac Mini works fine as an HTPC. However, it's been ages since an update, and I'm not going to buy one now, especially since the Macbook's been updated. I mean, I want to get the same specs bump the Macbook got. The extra processor speed, and GPU make it a decent upgrade.
     
  21. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Minis can go for YEARS without a substantial upgrade, as the GMA950 mini showed. I would suspect a quiet upgrade ala MacBook sometime in the next 2 months.
     
  22. speedwaygirl macrumors member

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    My Dell Zino delivered yesterday in a wet box, so I refused delivery. It's my second try buying a non-Apple product that's gone bust. The Apple computer gods have spoken, so now I'm holding out for a Mini. Will give it a little time to see an upgrade happens.

    Keeps Fingers Crossed!
     
  23. Ballis macrumors 6502a

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    Stop and consider that while a two cable configuration worked fine for you, there may be people with different configurations than your own, that will benefit from HDMI.

    Well by that argument, they might aswell skip updating anything altogether, so thats just stupid.

    HDMI makes sense to add now, because its widely used now. Add whatever comes next whenever it does.
     
  24. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    I'm not questioning that people wouldn't benefit from HDMI. There are one cable/adapter solutions available. I'm saying not buying a Mini solely because it doesn't have an HDMI port is rather silly.

    HDMI made sense to add two years ago. How'd that work out for ya? There's zero evidence that Apple will add an HDMI port so my suggestion is that if you're holding your breath for this feature, it's time to exhale.
     
  25. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Since DisplayPort is superior and more or less a super-set of HDMI, I doubt Apple will bother with HDMI... ever. Once they enable audio through DP, its game over.
     

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