New Mac Minis, No Quad Core, No Server

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by RayK, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. RayK, Oct 16, 2014
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    RayK macrumors 6502

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    Very upset this is the way its gone. I use these many times as servers and this is very disappointing...

    Also looks like you cannot upgrade the ram in the machine at all.
     
  2. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    The "no quad-core" thing *really* sucks. Not cool at all.
     
  3. Polymorphic macrumors member

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    I've been holding off on buying a Mac Mini for several months now in anticipation of an update. Now that Apple has dropped the quad-core option, I might not be purchasing one at all.
     
  4. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    I guess I won't be updating my 2012 HTPC Mac Mini after all... I love the Quad Core for it's multitasking capabilities.
     
  5. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Meh. Apple will probably discontinue the mini soon and replace it with a less powerful Mac Pro.
     
  6. mjoshi123 macrumors 6502

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    Evolution of Mac Mini - from Quad Core to Dual Core - REALLY ?

    Been waiting for getting new Mac Mini like many over here but looks like Apple blew the whole thing here, There is no option of Quad Core Processor anymore on Mac Mini. This is like rubbing salt into injury. Come on Apple give us something worth buying.
     
  7. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    They probably want to better separate the Mac Pro and Mac mini. And this is certainly one way to do it, but the Mac Pro is overkill for GPU for those of us who don't want that power and just want a good CPU.
     
  8. Lnds500 macrumors member

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    This would have been my first Mac. :( I have now decided against it.

    Dual core, 4GB RAM, old processors (with Broadwell just around the corner), HDD... Lame.

    Hopefully they will release a redesigned Mac mini with Broawell in the next 6 months. I can't believe I will be stuck on Windows!!
     
  9. RayK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As long as they make it look like a donut.
     
  10. hleewell macrumors 6502a

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    There are rumors, persistent one, that there is going to be a Mac Pro Mini
     
  11. Zygon Gambit macrumors regular

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    That's sad. I got a fully kitted out Mini last time, with quad-core i7, 16GB Ram and the Fusion drive. It's still very good - and maybe better than the new ones today?

    Do the new Minis let users add RAM like the last ones did? That was fairly handy, too.
     
  12. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    Never heard that, seen it, or dreamed about it.

    Link?

    (I want it to be true, but I've never heard that, and I check out several Mac sites about 10 times a day)

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    I don't see why they wouldn't.
     
  13. Zygon Gambit macrumors regular

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    It's just the sort of thing I can imagine Apple doing, that's all.
     
  14. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

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    Really gutted was prepared to buy a maxed out one to replace my Mac Pro not without quad core, looks like I'm going to have to save really hard for a base Mac Pro :(
     
  15. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    Now that you mention it, there's no mention of user upgradability on the Apple website that I see. It never shows the bottom of the machine. SURELY, it is though. Surely. If not, that's pretty much "worst ever".
     
  16. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    A 4-core Ivy Bridge will stomp on a 2-core Haswell.

    And it looks like the memory is not upgradable... this from the Apple specs...



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    I think you're right. Sad news... this new Mac Mini is a dud in all regards. :(
     
  17. Zygon Gambit macrumors regular

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    On the sale page: http://store.apple.com/uk/buy-mac/mac-mini it says "Configurable to 16GB, only at the Apple Online Store."

    But did it used to say that? I don't know.
     
  18. And macrumors 6502

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    Looks great to me. My 5.5 yr mini is struggling a bit. I've ordered:

    2.8GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz)
    8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
    256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
     
  19. riggles macrumors 6502

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    I can't believe that the only option to get a quad-core Mac w/out a display is to spend $3,000 on a Mac Pro. Ridiculous.
     
  20. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, which is why I'm gutted :(
     
  21. COrocket macrumors 6502

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    Regarding the server model being dropped - Is it just me or can you still buy a Mac mini and download the server applications and get the same functionality? To my knowledge people were doing this with the 2012 models because there was no special hardware with the previous server, just Apple charging a mark up the extra hard drive and server apps.
     
  22. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    You're right. Apple server is just an App now.
     
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  25. justinTlME macrumors 6502

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    This makes me feel so much better and vindicated about my late July purchase of my mini. Everything that has happened with the mini was what I was projecting. (If we can get solid confirmation about the RAM being soldered)

    My 2012 is probably faster than the best 2014 model you can get. :)
     

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