What would you like in the new mac mini?

Malsi

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I'll start!

I would be happy if they gave us a dedicated graphics card. I mean, is it really so hard to do? They could use the 9600 in the MacBook Pros. Core i3 would be nice, you know, since his highness doesn't support "old technology".

What does everyone else want in the next revision? Is the wait for it making you itch all over like it is me?
 

rnelan7

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Definitely i3-i5 and 4gb ram standard, I only web surf and basic email so graphics isn't as important to me. I would, however, like to see upgraded graphics to support other users needs though.
 

talmy

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I think what everyone really wants is a Mac mini-tower. The Mac Mini will always be crippled by its form factor and Apple intending it as a low cost entry for switchers.
 

steve2112

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I'd like to see the Core i3 and maybe i5 processors. I'm not sure what graphics cards work with those, but the 9400M is getting a bit long in the tooth. I'd mainly like to see an HDMI port. A lot of people use these as HTPCs, and many new monitors are coming with HDMI connections, so it really makes sense. I get tired of all these clunky adapters and connectors.
 

JJC80

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Dedicated graphics and SSD drive. I'm looking forward to an update whenever that is, my bets are in about 2-3 months.
 

bearcatrp

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Combine the apple tv and a mini, HDMI, dedicated graphics card and 8GB max ram and an i3. Would be one hell of a home entertainment center controled by an iPad. :D
 

steve2112

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Are you really expecting an update soon?
Sure, why not? They went 1.5 years without an update, then updated it twice in once year. Maybe they are just trying to keep us on our toes.


Combine the apple tv and a mini, HDMI, dedicated graphics card and 8GB max ram and an i3. Would be one hell of a home entertainment center controled by an iPad.
You can get 8GB of RAM in a Mini. Just not from Apple. :rolleyes: Of course, if they did offer that much, it would probably cost almost as much as the Mini itself. It sure does aftermarket. I thought about upgrading my new one to 8GB until I saw the price. OUCH!
 

Foxile

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I think what everyone really wants is a Mac mini-tower. The Mac Mini will always be crippled by its form factor and Apple intending it as a low cost entry for switchers.
I'd agree with that...take the current Mini and make it 2 or 3 times taller to allow more 'serious' hardware to go in there ( i5 core, Blu-ray, Radeon etc ) and offer it in black ( so it doesn't class with the rest of my AV equipment ) and I'd be on it like a tramp on chips !
 

erico.antonio

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Bare Bones Option??

A Bare Bones Option with the maximum current CPU option. I know it's not Apples game plan but being able to install your own HD and RAM would be nice. I hate having to buy the lower end model because I'm going to replace the ram (8gb) and hard drive (SSD).
Offering a bare bones with current specs I could have a 2.66MHz with 8GB ram, and a SSD Drive of my choice (I'm liking the OWC Mercury Extreme Enterprise Class SSD drives btw.) Or having more choices in the BTO without gouging. Just a thought. Oh yeah and hurry up and embrace USB 3.0!
 

Josias

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A Bare Bones Option with the maximum current CPU option. I know it's not Apples game plan but being able to install your own HD and RAM would be nice. I hate having to buy the lower end model because I'm going to replace the ram (8gb) and hard drive (SSD).
Offering a bare bones with current specs I could have a 2.66MHz with 8GB ram, and a SSD Drive of my choice (I'm liking the OWC Mercury Extreme Enterprise Class SSD drives btw.) Or having more choices in the BTO without gouging. Just a thought. Oh yeah and hurry up and embrace USB 3.0!
If you're replacing the major components anyway, why not get a used or refurbished one?
 

erico.antonio

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If you're replacing the major components anyway, why not get a used or refurbished one?
Warranty, wear and tear on CPU, GPU, optical drive, logic board, power supply etc. As for refurb. they don't always have them available. Such as right now...lol. Thanks for the response though.
 

Josias

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Warranty, wear and tear on CPU, GPU, optical drive, logic board, power supply etc. As for refurb. they don't always have them available. Such as right now...lol. Thanks for the response though.
Sure. BTW, does warranty still cover if you fiddled with it to that extent?
 

erico.antonio

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Sure. BTW, does warranty still cover if you fiddled with it to that extent?
Upgrading the HDD and RAM isn't a void of the warranty.

If you break anything i.e. RAM module, sensor, etc., it will void your warranty.
in the U.S. at least, warranty law seems to be in consumers' favor these days, and unless you specifically break something with your unauthorized upgrade, Apple still has to honor the warranty.
 

Josias

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Upgrading the HDD and RAM isn't a void of the warranty.

If you break anything i.e. RAM module, sensor, etc., it will void your warranty.
in the U.S. at least, warranty law seems to be in consumers' favor these days, and unless you specifically break something with your unauthorized upgrade, Apple still has to honor the warranty.
I live in Denmark, but if we take that fact out of the equation, could I put an SSD in my 13" MBP without voiding warranty? :eek:

I was always given the impression that if you changed anything but RAM or battery in a MacBook, Apple would be extremely nazi about repairing it.