Photos and Unboxing of new Mac mini -

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by stukdog, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. stukdog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    For anyone interested, here's some photos and a quick break down of the new Mac mini.

    We're still going to do some benchmarks, but overall it's still the mini we know and love.
  2. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Thanks, reading this now. Nice quality pictures.
  3. stukdog thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    It's difficult to get good lighting in a data center, but I did bring my external flash to try to help it.
  4. solat macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2009
    Thank you for the pictures, interesting to see the insides.

    I have a question that you may be able to help with ... the Apple spec states that the lower model with 1gb has 128mb video memory and the other 2gb model has 256mb video memory.

    Is it possible for you to boot the machine with 1/2gb and verify that is where the difference comes from ? Thus making the cheaper machine with a memory upgrade as capable gfx wise.

    Logically I would assume that is the only difference but it would be nice to confirm before purchasing.

    btw the picture of your mini server racks is awesome :D
  5. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

    Jun 2, 2008
    Reminds me of when I bought mine back in 2005........ oh wait.... :D
  6. Superman07 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    I second this request. I chickened out at the store. :( Not knowing this I couldn't justify spending the extra $200 for 1GB RAM and 200GB hard drive space. I can buy extra ram and external space for less.
  7. Allusion macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    There was a poster who said a Product Engineer "confirmed" that it will scale with RAM usage.

    However, I, along with many others I am sure, would love official confirmation from an owner of a new Mac Mini.

    Question- in your website, it says that 3 cables disconnect when you lift the top portion up (with the optical drive and hard drive), but it's hard to tell where the cables reconnect. Do these cables just plug straight back in? Is there a possibility of damaging the cables like there was with the "old" power cable if you pull too hard? Just wondering the ease of reconnecting it.
  8. Superman07 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
  9. jw2002 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2008
    Could that 3rd antenna lead be for the infrared sensor?

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