Mac Mini with PCIe slot

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Terrador, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Terrador macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2008
    I want one, bad. If Apple were to make this i'd be all over it. I guess you could call it a "consumer tower", but the only real change is adding a PCI express slot.

    Maybe they'll give us something like that in the next reboot of the "consumer desktop", whether it be a Mac Mini or not. Maybe add these features:

    -PCI express slot
    -Expandable to 4GB RAM
    -160GB base config.
    -Updated process (not "upgrade", "update")
    -Hatch/door for RAM access (for goodness sake, stop making us void our warranty's, I mean, the MacBook users can do it!)
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    That is not PCI-X. That is PCIe.

    And it would in no way make up for the missing minitower.
  4. Terrador thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2008
    You're right, sorry about the confusion. It is "PCIe" that i'm talking about.
  5. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Upgrading your RAM on a Mac Mini doesn't actually void your warranty, but it could be easier. PCI is unlikely, 4 GB of RAM (well, support for), 160 GB HD, and faster processor are likely to happen with a refresh.
  6. Terrador thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2008
    I bought a Mac Mini thinking it's what I wanted, but what I needed was a professional computer...just not a Mac Pro. I need something in between that wrong break the bank. My answer came to: Mac Mini with PCIe.

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