new mac mini... time is coming

ihabia

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 25, 2007
28
0
italy
I found this news:

"A taiwanese industrial PC-maker has introduced what appears to be one of the first mini-ITX boards to support Intel's quad-core processors"

wow!
I hope that Apple will think about it as much as I do.
 

Scarlet Fever

macrumors 68040
Jul 22, 2005
3,272
0
Bookshop!
Either the CPU runs at 0.5GHz per core, or the heatsink is the size of another Mac Mini.

There is no way it will be put into the Mac Mini any time soon.
 

Sesshi

macrumors G3
Jun 3, 2006
8,116
1
One Nation Under Gordon
The X3100 needs slightly better cooling than the GMA950 and it's probably one of the reasons the Mini hasn't seen a significant update - perhaps they're not ready to retool for a totally different case. I'm sure it has to come though, perhaps they'll make it a little bigger and roomier all round.
 

ihabia

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 25, 2007
28
0
italy
The X3100 needs slightly better cooling than the GMA950 and it's probably one of the reasons the Mini hasn't seen a significant update - perhaps they're not ready to retool for a totally different case. I'm sure it has to come though, perhaps they'll make it a little bigger and roomier all round.
The Commell LV-676 supports core 2 quad...
Power supply and thermal design are a problem... It's a challange.
I'm looking for a suitable case on the web...
 

iceman42

macrumors regular
Nov 12, 2012
173
26
there is a new mac mini coming soon.bestbuy is having a sale on all mac minis the base model id $50 dollars off and the mid tier one is $100 dollars off.my friend from best buy says that they are clearing out last years model
 

JackieInCo

Suspended
Jul 18, 2013
5,184
1,584
Colorado
there is a new mac mini coming soon.bestbuy is having a sale on all mac minis the base model id $50 dollars off and the mid tier one is $100 dollars off.my friend from best buy says that they are clearing out last years model
I wouldn't believe that story. BestBuy has sales on Apple computers all the time. I got my 2015 MBP in May for $150 off and my 2012 MBP in July for $200 off.
 

iceman42

macrumors regular
Nov 12, 2012
173
26
I wouldn't believe that story. BestBuy has sales on Apple computers all the time. I got my 2015 MBP in May for $150 off and my 2012 MBP in July for $200 off.
the apple online store has the mac mini on sale.apple is trying to clear them out for the new mac minis.apple don't have sales on there online store on if they are not trying to clear them out
 
Last edited:

Crosscreek

macrumors 68030
Nov 19, 2013
2,922
5,713
Margarittaville
the apple online store has the mac mini on sale.apple is trying to clear them out for the new mac minis.apple don't have sales on there online store on if they are not trying to clear them out
Definite price drop of $20. It does not say sale but very strange for Apple.
 

Micky Do

macrumors 68000
Aug 31, 2012
1,830
1,368
An island in the Andaman Sea.