Poll: What option on the new Mini would you like to see most?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by 204467, Jul 30, 2008.

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Poll: What option on the new Mini would you like to see most?

  1. 3.5" HD/Dual 3.5" HD

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. SSD

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Quad core processor

    11 vote(s)
    15.1%
  4. Aluminum enclosure

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  5. Dedicated graphics

    24 vote(s)
    32.9%
  6. Blu-ray option

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. Smaller form factor/footprint

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  8. HDMI

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  9. FW800

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  10. User upgradable HD, RAM, GPU, etc.

    18 vote(s)
    24.7%
  1. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Do not list a whole set of system specs you want, just vote on the one you want the most.

    EDIT: Finished the poll. You can vote now. I've never made a poll before; I didn't know the thread showed up before the poll did.
     
  2. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    #3
    you should be able to vote for multiple things.
     
  4. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is that possible? If not, I guess you can just write in what multiple things you want, and vote for your favorite.
     
  5. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    #5
    yes, but you have to edit your poll...

    Lower price, If ther mini were $400 even at the current specs the market would DOUBLE!
     
  6. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, how do I edit a poll? Sorry I forgot to add a lower price to the poll.
     
  7. PaulexPC macrumors member

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    #1 lower price would be good and
    #2 a built in SD card reader would be nice.

    I know I am in the minority on these. I am just joe consumer , web browsing, a few word documents and yes I have a digital camera and like to edit my kids photos. I think a smaller footprint would actually be too small!
     
  8. ihabime macrumors 6502

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    #8
    You missed the feature I'd like most, one that limits the number of new threads about when the new mini is coming and what features it will have.
     
  9. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    N wireless.

    I never thought i'd own one in it's current configuration - but it will get here today-saturday. Who knows! LOL!!

    But it's going to record TV, then it will drop in to replace the kids eMac next May when it's recording job is done (and can record regular TV in that job).

    For me personally - to by one to replace my MBP, it would need better GPU (i use aperture), and more umph!
     
  10. JnDRader macrumors regular

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    #10
    If I had to pick a single feature it would be the processor. For the price I feel it's just out dated. It doesn't even have to be quad-core, just a later version of the Core2-Duo. BluRay would be great but we need playback support first. Updated graphics would be nice too. As for user-replaceable stuff, that just isn't what the mini is; other than RAM anyway. I'd love a tower at iMac prices but that just isn't going to happen IMO.
     
  11. passingXstorm macrumors regular

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    #11
    I would like to see dedicated graphics, N wireless, and user upgradable HD, RAM, etc.
     
  12. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Pretty simple, really.

    1. An up-to-date faster processor.
    2. Larger HD.
    3. At least 2GB of RAM on the higher end model, standard.
    4. New enclosure, would be nice.
     
  13. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    #13
    There are many things I would love to see on the new mini (if it ever comes out!). For me I think that dedicated graphics and an HDMI port would be great because then I could use it to drive my flat screen and play HD content. I know I can hook it up now, but it doesn't output the kind of resolution I'm interested in.
     
  14. CalmEnvy macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely a drop in price, $50 would do... $100 would be awesome. Also user upgradable HDD,RAM and GPU.
     
  15. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    I was torn between "Dedicated Graphics" and "User Upgradable HDD,RAM and GPU". In the end I choose "User Upgradable HDD,RAM and GPU" because I figured if you've got that you've already got dedicated graphics. :D
     
  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  17. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is? I thought it was made out of plastic.
     
  18. Magnus Reftel macrumors member

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    #18
    Dual screens

    The possibility to have two screens connected (without using one of those usb-to-dvi thingies).
    The MacBook manages to support both the built-in and an external using the same GPU as the mini, so it should not be a problem for even the current minis to have two DVI ports.
     
  19. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Aluminum on the sides of top case, plastic is the top..
     
  20. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh. Well, I meant aluminum like the MBP's; full aluminum enclosure, or like the Mac Pro's (though not necessarily a cheese grater design). On the other hand, a mini Mac Pro would look pretty cool (I know I've seen pictures of one around here somewhere).
     
  21. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I voted for "Quad core processor."

    A lot of tasks depend on the processor.

    Few tasks besides games depend on the GPU.

    The Mac mini is already upgradable, just not user-upgradable.
     
  22. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    #22
    HDMI-to connect to a HDMI equipped display
    Blu-ray-not yet (Apple hasn't shipped any Mac with it yet)
    At least a Geforce 8400GS
     
  23. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    #23
    Are the new Intel ones not user upgradable at all? I had a G4 and installed my own RAM in it. Apple shipped me one with less than I paid for and they sent me a replacement stick to install myself.
     
  24. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    #24
    You can upgrade the ram, processor and HDD on the Intel powered models.
     
  25. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

    #25


    Like gehrbox said you can upgrade your Macs,But @ your own risk e.g. if you break a part off the mobo (motherboard) and try to get apple to fix it.. Since you opened the machine you pay for the repairs out of your wallet... :eek:

    If you decide to do your own upgrades,then do it carefully and slow.. Find excellent take-apart guides and print them off and read thoroughly..

    And get the right tools for the job... :)
     

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