The question no one can answer

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

  1. ZipZilla macrumors regular

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

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    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

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    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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