New Mac Minis?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sananda, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    Mac OS Rumors:

    "The next-generation Mac Mini will sport Core 2 Duo processors at 1.83, 2.0 (Standard models) and 2.16GHz (Gamer's Model), Intel GMA965 integrated (standard models) or ATi Radeon X1800 dedicated (Gamer's Model) graphics, support for up to 5GB of RAM (two 512MB on-board chips, plus two full-sized DIMM slots capable of supporting up to 2GB of DDR2-667 SDRAM each), new faster Superdrives, 802.11n wireless, and in the Gamer's Model, support for two displays (Dual Link DVI and Mini-DVI ports). And that's not even the best ..."

    i can't access the rest of the article so i don't know the rest (ie what is the best bit).
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    I SERIOUSLY doubt the 5 GB of RAM. Everything else souns somewhat feasible, but the RAM is just totally wrong.
  3. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2007
    If that is real, a lot more windows users will switch over to the Mac.
  4. sth macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2006
    The old world
    Bull%"§&, sorry.

    The X1800 is way outdated (even it's successor, the X1900 series, is by now) and furthermore a high-end graphics-chip which requires a massive cooling solution (that chip alone draws more power than a complete Mac Mini). A current-generation mid-range-chip (e.g. a 8600gts) should be much cheaper and draw less power while having more features.

    The 5gb RAM thing also sounds somewhat strange.
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    Electronic Fiction:D , guess he didnt hear Mini is going to be killed off in Apple fashion.:apple:
  6. gertruded macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2007
    Northwestern Illinois
    Looks like just a speed bump at the same time the Imacs are updated, just in time for the back to school sales.
  7. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    I heard the new Altar was going to sport a 8.6G processor and have 8 dual link DVI ports and will come std with 16G of RAM.
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Once again, a rumor...
  9. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006
    I don't understand why everyone is saying the Mini is going to be killed off because it hasn't been updated in so long. By that logic, the iMac is going to be killed off too because it also hasn't been updated in over 300 days.
  10. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2007
    If they are discontinued, the Apple TV or a mid-range tower will probably take the Mini's place. AppleTV needs the normal Mac OS X though on the AppleTV and make all of the media stuff that AppleTV has to offer be accessed in Mac OS X.
  11. Camui macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2007
    That would be insane if the Mini could take 5GB of RAM.......I would be shocked if it did. Really shocked.

    dartzorichalcos~~ Basically you'd just be turning the AppleTV into a Mini....... :confused:
    Don't get me wrong, I agree with you. The AppleTV needs more functionality. It would be interesting if they discontinued the Mini's and made major changes to AppleTV; but I am highly skeptical they'd do something so drastic to the AppleTV.
  12. kgmac macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2007
    right now the mac mini is totally overpriced for what it contains they really need to update it to keep it competitive
  13. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

    Dec 15, 2006
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Yup! correct!
  14. vendettabass macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2006
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I would so buy a gamers mini on the day of launch! sounds perfect for what i need!
  15. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    I can see maybe, just maybe 3 GB of RAM for a "gamer's model" but I highly doubt it.

    The mini is in need of either an update or a $100-200 price drop.

    Or hey, how about both?:rolleyes:
  16. wootdawg macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
    There is no such thing as a gma 965. I assume what is meant is the intel 965 chipset's integrated graphics.
    Umm, yeah a high end chip from 2005 in a mac mini, not likely.
    I believe if it has 1gb of system memory soldered on, it will be on more than 2 chips. I don't believe there are 512MB memory chips(in single package) yet, but I could be wrong.
    I doubt the dual display possibility, although it is possible.
    In short, this rumor is preposterous.
  17. torchwood04 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    I don't see Apple making the mini a "gamer's mac", it's a low-end computer. Besides, it could detract iMac and MacBook sales.
  18. iPhil macrumors 68040



    The Mac mini is designed for entry-level system so if the mini can't cross into the iMac sector then it would make the iMac sales plummet because on cost only.. 5GB ram de-fudded ..

    The Graphics chips is the Same way as the ram issue ..

    Have you ever looked @ the mini back-plate, there's no way to "fit" the {dual-link dvi} and {single-link dvi} in the same space..

    There's no logical reason to put a 30" Apple lcd panel onto a mini thus it would reduce MBP or MP sales ..

    Do some more detailed research and post the credible info links, the responses so far is what you'll get when your grasping for wheat stalks..
  19. torchwood04 macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    Yeah, people expect the mini to have features in the Mac Pro, iMac, and MacBook Pro, I don't get that..
  20. SMM macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2006
    Tiger Mountain - WA State
    I have purchased several Minis for work. They are very good business desktops. I have also read the rumors about their imminent demise. If, in fact, they do get whacked, I think Apple will replace them with another machine which would satisfy that market.

    I just finished upgrading the memory in two Minis. This is the second time I have done this. Apple clearly did not mean this to be a common practice. It is like walking in a mine field. All kinds of potential for missteps. The Mini really does not have any room to expand, either (I mean nothing!).

    If the Mini does go bye-bye, Apple does not have an entry-level, desktop computer. They also have a very vocal choir promoting an configurable, expandable desktop, but not as robust (and costly) as the Mac Pro. Could Apple engineer a machine which could satisfy both markets? Certainly.

    Low End:
    2.0G C2D
    (1) x 1GB DIMM
    Rosetta Chipset / Integrated Graphics (can be disabled)
    (1) x 250GB eSATA
    Airport Extreme
    (2) 16 Channel PCIe Slot
    (4) USB
    (1) 6 Pin FW 400, (1) 4 Pin FW 400
    (1) 9 Pin FW 800 (Independent)
    (1) eSATA
    (1) HDMI
    (1) Optical Digital Audio
    (1) S-Video

    2.4G C2D
    (2) X 2GB DIMM
    Any PCIe Graphics Card w/Mac Drivers
    Up to 2 eSATA Drives - sizes 250GB - 750GB or (1) eSATA Drive + (1) Blu-ray

    The key is expandability. Apple would not even have to offer all of the options, just make it available for the user. Maybe they could come up with 3-4 standard models and let other users just buy the base and build it themselves. When I buy from HP, the standard machine arrives, along with separate boxes for each option I ordered. They do not assemble it.

    Anyway, I suppose that is my fantasy. I do need a replacement desktop if the Mini is discontinued.

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