Mac mini update speculation on performance? based on macbook or mbp?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Drew n macs, May 3, 2010.

  1. Drew n macs macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    Is the Mac Mini similar to macbook or MBP 13 or neither?

    Judging by the spring 2010 mbp updates any guess/speculation when the mini comes out, any speculation what it would have? Just curious since its going to be plugged into the wall and battery life wont be an issue, I wonder if they would bump up the c2d to i3 or i5 (I assume laptop chips not desktop chips)? or is there not enough room in the tiny box?/ heat issue? no clue.

    As always no one knows what apple is doing but I am sure someone can make a logical guess based on latest mbp updates. I am assuming mini is built on a 13 inch laptop platform...
  2. FrancoisC macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    I think if they update the mini it will be with the 320M, like the MBP 13'.

    The current Mac Mini use nvidia's MCP79 chipset (9400M), and from what I saw on the Net, the new chipset (MCP89, with the 320M) is a pin-to-pin compatible replacement solution for the MCP79, and it require even less power (55nm vs 40nm), so the new mini would still be "green".
  3. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    I love to see an i5 version, but I doubt it'll happen. Most likely it'll be a 13" Macbook in a smaller box. Whilst I think there's a fair bit of life left in the C2D chips (for existing Macs) I wish they'd kill them off for new products.

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