New Mac Mini at Macworld San Francisco 2009?

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Wired claims that Apple will be launching a new version of its Mac mini computer at Macworld Expo San Francisco in January.

Wired cites an Apple corporate employee as the source who could only confirm a release date at Macworld Expo. The Mac mini has been long overdue for updates leading many to assume that it had been abandoned by Apple. Recent reports have indeed suggested that a Mac mini update is imminent.

The author speculates the new Mac mini will adopt many of the recent physical and environmental improvements in physical design as well as include the newly introduced mini Display Port.

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basesloaded190

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I guess what will what it INCLUDE and what will it DROP

Cough..Firewire..Cough

Would love to see the mini with similar specs to the macbook but please include the firewire..for the sak of this forum
 

alexbates

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Great, that would be a good computer to have if it was the same price and had a better graphics card.

Any ideas of how much HD and RAM they will have?
 

macrumorsMaster

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IF it's true

watch out Pystar.

I'm sure many who were going to go the hackintosh route, may go the new mac mini route.
 

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So Aluminum Mac Minis?
 

detz

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I hope so, I want to build my new media center out of one of these and I'm holding off to get a new one.
 

ceiph

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if this is true ill be highly interested, all i ask is firewire since we know we will never get esata and well thats really all there is to ask for, also dont only give me display port, i need dvi
 

mr.steevo

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Hi,

I'd like a 3.5" hdd in it this time.

Keep the FireWire port.

And no putty knives, please.

s.
 

DMann

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One can always hope. In this economy, this would likely do better than before, especially with better specs. A combined Mini-Apple TV would be very cool.
 

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Maybe an increase in speed (at least 2.5GHz), RAM (4GB), and HD (320GB) would be nice for starters. Price similar to current mini's, keep the firewire, wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, (Standard!!!), mini-DVI port, and do we really need four USB ports?
 

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So Aluminum Mac Minis?
It sounds like it, and probably also thinner than the 1st Generation.
 

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Maybe an increase in speed (at least 2.5), RAM (4GB), and HD (320GB) would be nice for starters. Price similar to current mini's, keep the firewire, wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, (Standard!!!), mini-DVI port, and do we really need four USB ports?
I don't think so...You are not going to get 320GB HD and 4GB of RAM for the same price. The current Mac Pro has 320GB of HD and only 2GB of RAM and it costs $2799 compared to the $599 Mac Mini. Also, compare the sizes of the Mac Pro and the Mac Mini...
 

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About 20 days to wait,

I hope it will have FW and HDMI, also a 3.5" HD with capacity more than 320G

I will use it as my HTPC.
 
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