The new Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by FlyingTexan, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. FlyingTexan macrumors regular

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    Up to i7 6 core
    64 GB memory that’s upgradable
    1TB ssd

    Yea I’ll take one thank you Apple!
     
  2. cast128 macrumors regular

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    Starting price though....ouchee. Expandable memory is a huge plus though!
     
  3. tedson macrumors regular

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    Did apple say it was using a desktop class processor rather than a mobile processor?
     
  4. friedkimchi macrumors regular

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    Desktop
     
  5. FlyingTexan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Desktop processor. As a HTPC/main home rig its 100% everything I was hoping for.
     
  6. cajun67 macrumors regular

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    I thought the Mac Mini segment was intended to compete with the low-end PC market. It's definitely priced out of that market now.
     
  7. tedson macrumors regular

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    So I guess no discrete graphics, it looks like it uses the Intel UHD 630 integrated graphics.
     
  8. krause734 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll keep my Intel NUCs for now. I've grown to like Linux Mint.
     
  9. Zedcars macrumors 6502

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    The Mac Mini Quad Server I bought in 2011 was expandable, but had an upper limit of 16GB.
     
  10. FlyingTexan, Oct 30, 2018
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    FlyingTexan thread starter macrumors regular

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    It was initially and there might be a non-pro version later but this was specifically designed for more power. 10gbit Ethernet, way more capable processor, hardware encoding. It’s a beast. $799 isn’t bad for a machine that will last you until hardware has a generational change.
     
  11. kennyman macrumors 6502

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    It looks like they are using the 8th generation not the latest 9th generation CPU....still better than nothing!
     
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    There aren't enough 9th generation CPUs available. It was almost a paper launch by Intel.
     
  14. mookgiants macrumors member

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    I dont know a ton about specs and what not, but I am considering buying the mac mini. It seems to me like it would suit my needs just fine. I do a little gaming and mostly web browsing, photo editing and watching videos otherwise.

    Will the mac mini be powerful enough to use a Samsung 34" LED Curved QHD FreeSync Thunderbolt 3 Monitor with it? I considered just buying an iMac but I like this monitor much more than I do the iMac monitor.

    I just have no idea if the mac mini is powerful enough to use a monitor like that with it. I assume it is but don't know a ton about these. I assume don't buy the base configuration and get more memory and storage. But not sure if the graphics on the mac mini are good enough for this monitor.

    This might be a stupid question but I figured i would ask anyways, thanks for any help and advice.


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  15. thoang77 macrumors member

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    That would've been incredibly challenging to cool. Fortunately an eGPU is actually an option now
     
  16. tedson, Oct 30, 2018
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    tedson macrumors regular

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    Well, this is going to be an expensive Black Friday, I can't wait until the Apple store reopens so I can see the BTO prices.
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    Any guesses on which processor this is? I'm thinking it might be the Core i3-8300T. 3.2GHz 35W TDP or Core i3-8100, 3.6GHz, 65W TDP, no Hyper-Threading or Turbo-Boost

    Maybe Core i7-8700 4.6GHz with Turbo-Boost and Hyper-Threading option at the top end.
     
  17. kazmac macrumors 604

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    I need more info on the graphics, but looks like this is my next Mac.

    I’ve always wanted a Mini. :)
     
  18. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

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    Looks good to me. I'll most likely be getting one. Looks like I need to read up on eGPUs. I've got a GTX1070 from my gaming PC that I could possibly use.
     
  19. FlyingTexan thread starter macrumors regular

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    The 9th gen was a coffee lake “refresh” and really didn’t do anything but add two cores to everything so they could hang with AMD core counts. Same manufacturing.
     
  20. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Integrated only. Fine for basic tasks, but for graphics-intensive tasks an eGPU will be a necessity.
     
  21. xgman macrumors 601

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  22. FlyingTexan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it will handle that monitor zero probles.
     
  23. xgman macrumors 601

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    still, seems a bit stale of a decision..
     
  24. tedson macrumors regular

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    There are only 3 9th generation Coffee Lake Refresh "K" processors available and are really geared towards people interested in over-clocking. Intel hasn't released most 9th generation processors yet.
     
  25. xgman macrumors 601

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    How do you think the top of the line new mini compares to my internal imac specs below overall?
     

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