The new mac minis

elec999

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Do the new mac minis have new chipset, better cooling, etc. Or just cpu upgrades to core 2 duo.
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HLdan

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Yeah, the update is speedy but I was hoping Apple would have incorporated the SR chipset which is more efficient, the mini's have Merom. :(
 

odinsride

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Yeah, the update is speedy but I was hoping Apple would have incorporated the SR chipset which is more efficient, the mini's have Merom. :(
Merom is not a Chipset - it's the Architecture of the CPU. Santa Rosa is a Chipset, which may or may not contain a Merom CPU. The Mac Minis run on the Napa chipset.
 

elec999

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To me it looks like they did change the chipset, since its got the 950 video instead of the 945. And I also remember that it was said that the mac mini cannot handle the head of the merom, so they have changed the cooler the copper.
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FatSweatyBlldog

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To me it looks like they did change the chipset, since its got the 950 video instead of the 945. And I also remember that it was said that the mac mini cannot handle the head of the merom, so they have changed the cooler the copper.
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Dunno where you got those specs, but all the Intel Mac Minis have used the GMA 950 from their inception. The original MacMini (G4) used a Radeon GPU.

http://support.apple.com/specs/macmini/Mac_mini_Early_2006.html

http://support.apple.com/specs/macmini/Mac_mini_orig.html

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elec999

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macjonny1

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You are right about the video. But I am sure, there must be other improvements on the new minis, other then the 1gig ram standard, bigger hard drive, and new cpu.
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Actually there isn't really. you summed it up well. Oh....there's ILIFE 08 if you count that, and the ability to have 3GB ram.
 

mBurns

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Although the upgrades for the mini aren't 'life changing', they're definitely appreciated and in my eyes needed. I think the main goal of the Mini's upgrades was to go from Core Duo (32-bit) to Core 2 Duo (64-bit). Although not a lot has changed with the upgrades the Mac Mini has received, I'd partially consider one if I was looking for a desktop because of its 64-bit chip architecture.
 

elec999

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Although the upgrades for the mini aren't 'life changing', they're definitely appreciated and in my eyes needed. I think the main goal of the Mini's upgrades was to go from Core Duo (32-bit) to Core 2 Duo (64-bit). Although not a lot has changed with the upgrades the Mac Mini has received, I'd partially consider one if I was looking for a desktop because of its 64-bit chip architecture.
For my needs (I dont game).The mac mini is plenty fast for everyday usage. And the new minis are even faster. They probably the best computers I have used. I will never buy a desktop, from now on mac minis, and laptops.
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