New Mac Mini upgradable?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by AOMG, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. AOMG macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I'm new to the Mac World, and wanted to purchase a Mac. I'm wondering if the new Mac Mini can swap HDD for SSD, add ram, and etc.

    Edit: If not can you guys tell me where I can buy a quad core Mac Mini from? Thank you.
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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    SSD, yes - everything else, no.

    A 2012 i7 could be bought used on ebay.
     
  3. AOMG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jesus, they all sell for 1k+. I wanna do the upgrades myself. Ugh **** Apple for pulling a dick move.
     
  4. Meister Suspended

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    Again: there are no self-upgrades possible except for the hdd and the ram (with the 2012). cpu and gpu have not been upgradable for quite some generations.
     
  5. AOMG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea i referring to the 2012 Mac Mini in terms of having two SSD, and ram upgradable
     
  6. Darby67 macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, new to the Mac world yet quick to attack and bring up previous models.
     
  7. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    When technology switched from HDDs to SSDs, the performance bump was pretty clear. Now Apple must add too much graphics gimmicks to make any SSD Mac obsolete.

    Heck, we can even disable translucency. This allows Yosemite feel just like Mavericks in terms of speed. Also, Apple cannot compromise performance in OSX because they still sell brand new 4GB RAM Macs. They still sell HDD Macs (iMac and Mac Mini).

    This said, I wouldn't feel so worried about OSX performance in the long term even with base model Macs. As long as you can upgrade to a SSD, you'll be fine for years with just 4GB of RAM. There are people still using their 2GB Macbook Airs. This is suitable thanks to the SATA-III SSD.
     
  8. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    Not necessarily true... I was a lurker here for many years before I even bothered to register.
     

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