The silver lining about the 2014 "update"

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ZipZilla, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. ZipZilla macrumors regular

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    #1
    Yes, they're slower/crippled/whatever

    But at least the product still exists. That's the main thing. I really think a redesign is coming. This is a stop-gap refresh.
     
  2. MacTCE macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but how long will it take to refresh them again? I'm hoping this the trend with larger gaps between upgrades.
     
  3. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    This stop gap update should have been released nearly a year ago. And it would have been a disappointment even then... Much more so now!
     
  4. giggles macrumors 6502

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    1) The product still exists and the redesigned motherboard (and to some extent redesigned case, in terms of cut outs on the back and new non-screwable black plastic base) suggests there will be more, I don't think this is a 1-shot design. This IS the REdesign as far as I'm concerned. What's a stopgap thing is the lack of quad cores, that will come back with Broadwell 14nm lithography.
    2) It sips power, especially the base one
    3) There's a 1TB pcie flash option (wasn't a given, Airs and 21.5" iMacs don't have it)
    4) It's got two thunderbolt2 ports (wasn't a given, they could pull a "Air" and keep it a 1-thunderbolt device, it's got a full gigabit already after all)
    5) It's still got an internal PSU (no power brick like on intel NUCs)

    3, 4 and 5 are pretty unique in this form factor
     

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