MacBook Air = Parts for Next Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by gkarris, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. gkarris macrumors 604

    gkarris

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    The MB Air has even smaller components...

    Food for thought...
     
  2. FatSweatyBlldog macrumors regular

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    Doubt it for the immediate future.

    Those smaller components come at a price premium that doesn't make sense for the mac mini, as the entry level Mac. Moreover, as a desktop/headless mac, the mini doesn't really need to get any smaller. Apple would also have to invest in a complete re-design of the mini: its case, architecture, etc.

    If anything, the mac mini case could stand to be slightly larger to accommodate larger harddrives, and make user upgrades easier. That said, I don't see Jobs making any computer have a larger footprint than it's predecessor...esp. something called the mini :)
     
  3. jamisonbaines macrumors regular

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    agreed, unless they want to market it as stackable with your pad of post it notes
     
  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    And not stackable with the AEBS or Time Capsule.
     
  5. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    The current Mac Mini isn't stackable with them now either.
     
  6. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    There would be no point in making the mini smaller. The smaller HDD will be slower, SSD would be too expensive.

    It's a proven computer and I can't see any reason why Apple would mess with it. It's certainly paid for itself by now and allows people to buy an entry level computer. By reducing the size it would be too expensive.
     

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