The new mac minis

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by elec999, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. elec999 macrumors regular

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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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  2. lonegeek macrumors member

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  3. FatSweatyBlldog macrumors regular

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    Cooling was fine with the Intel Core Duo, so it'll be fine with the Core 2 Duo.
     
  4. HLdan macrumors 603

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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. :(
     
  5. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Apparently thay have an upgraded memory controller. They can take up to 3GB of RAM from 2GB.
     
  7. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Here's a picture of the email Apple sent out.
     
  8. elec999 thread starter macrumors regular

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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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  9. FatSweatyBlldog macrumors regular

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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

    :apple:
     
  10. elec999 thread starter macrumors regular

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  11. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  12. mBurns macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  13. elec999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    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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