New Mini's Release Date

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by wfernley, May 24, 2010.

  1. wfernley macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new and was looking to get a Mac Mini. I was curious when the new versions are coming out - perhaps with the i3, i% and i7?

    Thanks!
     
  2. belltree macrumors 6502

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    Mac Mini Spring 2010 release date: June 8th 2010.
     
  3. wfernley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. I couldn't find anything on the June 8th release date. Do you have a link?
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    dont get your hopes up.. the mini is a very low end computer and rarely gets upgraded :(
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    When all those 9400s are gone then perhaps? thats my guess.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hahaha could be a little while away :p but apple has changed the low end MBs! so you never know!

    now the real question: i3, or C2D?
     
  7. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    Core 2 Duo.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    depends on how much stuff is in stock.. and yea i know the C2Ds benchmark better for a few things, but the shift to i3 is inevitable.
     
  9. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    I highly doubt Intel is running low on Core 2 Duo chips. The only time Apple will switch to i3 in the Mini, MacBook and 13" MBP will be when Sandy Bridge is out next year.
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yup ok id agree with that. another question, low end C2D MM, then higher end i3 MM ;)
     
  11. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    Not gonna happen, Apple would have to find another GPU to shove in the Mini that isn't integrated. Why bother when there will be zero performance gains?
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    i3 would require a dedicated GPU plus i3 is barely an upgrade due lack of Turbo. Mini has followed the MacBook in the near past

    I'm sure Intel has hundreds of warehouses full of C2Ds.
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    whats wrong with the 4500HD? ;) its only a mac mini...
     
  14. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    Every 4500 card is worse than the 320M. You want worse performance now? :rolleyes:
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    maybe :p i am considering buying a G4 MM. ;)

    i guess not though - but apple would use the 320M of course. thats a given. they already have the drivers written lol!
     
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    What's wrong with C2D then? :confused: Apple could use a low-end dedicated e.g. ATI 5450 or nVidia 305M but due their laziness of writing drivers and supporting multiple GPUs, I doubt it
     
  17. Hellhammer Moderator

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    320M can't be used with iX CPU.... It's integrated and due Nehalem design, other than Intel IGPs can't be used as they use RAM and Nehalem has built-in mem controller which don't share the RAM to other IGPs
     
  18. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    No question at all. C2D for at least another year +

    The mini will (eventually) track the MB spec wise; that's how Apple rolls...
     
  19. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    fine fine 330M then ;)

    not that mac mini users would be after gaming performance anyway..

    indeed. thats why i initially stated that it wont happen for quite some time yet
     
  20. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I'm confident the next Mini update will mirror the Macbook. The Macbook update makes me think it might not be long before the update. Well, that and the fact I recently bought the current model. :)

    I think it will probably be a silent update like the Macbook, though.
     
  21. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yea, that's what I think too. Here is Mac Mini predictions thread and my guess of the specs (the #2 post)
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    The mini seems to be similar to the Apple TV but not as bad. It is rarely upgraded and when it is the specs are so minimal that it makes for a yawnfest. As an owner I'm ok with this in a way, I intended to keep my Mini until it couldn't perform how I needed it to perform as an HTPC.

    To the kid that said June 8th, there is nothing supporting this so it's just verbal caca if you ask me.
     
  23. robrobin10 macrumors member

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    sir,
    i will search it out for you as soon as possible.............:)
     
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