My Mac mini (June 2010) Unboxing and More

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by DetroitBORG, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. DetroitBORG macrumors regular

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    I ran to the Apple Store today and fetched my own copy of the new Mac mini.

    I purchased this for my Home Theater, so it's not really going to be a desktop system.

    I unbox, tour, demo, open the hatch, and compare it to the previous gen and Apple TV. Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxnsj1Xx1tc
     
  2. Orange™ macrumors 6502

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    Jumped the gun a bit, eh?

    Doesn't seem to be processed as of yet!
     

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    It's getting there, should be done soon :).
     
  4. hitteam macrumors member

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    Thanks for the detail unboxing video, is there any different with heat issue on the new Macmini since the power supply is buildin now. I have a Apple TV with buildin power supply too, its running hot all time.... I hope this won't happen at the new Jun-2010 Mac.
     
  5. Orange™ macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that was a really nice review! Great job. I like how you compared the dimensions with the previous generation and with the  TV.

    Very informative also, it's a really neat idea that  came up with to open that sucker up, no more putty knife! :)


    UPDATE: Why didn't the sound transfer to your TV at boot up? You were using HDMI, right?
     
  6. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

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    Good video but I hate that ad in the beginning.
     
  7. TennisandMusic

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    Can you compare usage to the last mac mini? I am currently using a Mac Mini 2009, 4 gigs of ram. It feels pretty sluggish at times. I know the CPU's are basically identical, but would be curious if the graphics help the "feel" at all, or if perhaps you get better disk performance (I get a lot of beach balls and hang ups from the HDD it seems).
     
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    Have you taken the gpu for a spin with any games?
     
  9. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    The mac wasn't yet configured to output the audio through HDMI. I had to go to Settings to select the audio output from internal speakers to HDMI.

    It runs EXTREMELY cool, much cooler than an Apple TV. I just took its temperature using an IR thermometer and I got 86F, much cooler than the 120F the Apple TV runs at.

    I had the 2.26GHZ mini with 4GB or RAM and the performance is slightly better, but I never really pushed these computers since they serve as Home Theater PCs. The mini does indeed use a 5,200RPM HDD (like a MacBook) so it will operate a bit more slowly. To be honest, I don't think you'll see a significant performance difference from what you have.

    No gaming yet, barely had time to use it, but I look forward to testing!
     
  10. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Has anybody done an unboxing of the Mac mini server?
     
  11. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    Great job on the unboxing video - very appreciated!
     
  12. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I can't seem to find any other new Mac mini unboxing vids. I plan to do one or two more on it, hopefully this weekend. This video generated allot of questions I want to answer.
     
  13. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

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    Gonna put it back in the box and do it again? :D:D
     
  14. Mr.T macrumors member

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    great vid - thanks for the comparison to the appletv and old mac mini.
     
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    Cool! Thanks - but you typod. Hard drive upgradable to 500GB not MB

    Also I think you should also point out that you can't upgrade the processor yourself, but can get it BTO from the Apple Store as the CPU is soldered to the system board. You're kinda implying that its a ZIF socket and can be easily swapped out.

    pac
     
  17. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    hmmm i dont know it has everything ,but no white top any more and again the price is high for such a small box without monitor, keyboard or mouse £649 for the base that are $961 for the people in the us :(
    but good news because the new mini is out with a brandnew design ..like it or not , but now the older intel minis will come down to a realistic price which might be sad news for people who want to sell to get a new one , but good for the buyers ;)
     
  18. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a

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    I like your vid, it explains a lot.

    did you ever figure out why the sound didn't play through your tv speakers?
     
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  20. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I can't believe the typo I made! I reviewed this thing a hundred times before I sent it up and missed it. And I just assume everybody knows the CPU can't be swapped out ;).


    You have to go to the Settings Panel, and under Sound you can select output devices, there you will see the option to select the HDMI audio. Unfortunately, I have to do this every time I turn it on, which is getting annoying. There must be away to change the default from Internal Speaker to HDMI.
     
  21. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL, technically I did do that already because the Apple geniuses got the first crack at it. If I were really crazy, I would have bought the server version as well ;). And yes, I am that crazy!
     
  22. MrZebra macrumors regular

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    Really good video! Thanks for sharing it with us!
     
  23. DetroitBORG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! :)

    I should be doing a "How to Upgrade your Ram" video soon. Pretty easy, if a bit clumsy.
     
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    Hey man, love the unboxing! One of the few unboxing videos that don't put me to sleep :p
     

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