The question no one can answer

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ZipZilla, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. ZipZilla macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2003
    The new minis announced today: is the RAM soldered on? Has anyone bought one and cracked it open?
  2. johngwheeler macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2010
    I come from a land down-under...
    I don't know, but I'm guessing that the RAM will still be user upgradeable. The reason? The case has not changed, so there is no need or advantage to changing the RAM slots.

    I know the Apple site says "only upgradeable at the Apple online store", but I take this to mean that if you want Apple-branded RAM, then this is the only option. They are hardly likely to recommend you buy 3rd party RAM.

    Let's see!
  3. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    On the other hand, the memory is specified as LPDDR which as far as I can tell is only available soldered on. It does not come on SODIMMs.

    I think it's very possible that the internals are originally designed for a fanless Broadwell system in a smaller form factor and perhaps (in light of Intel's Broadwell delay) recently modified slightly for Haswell in the current enclosure.

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