Why doesn't unibody Mac Mini come with Magsafe adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by PerfSeeker, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. PerfSeeker macrumors 6502a

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    instead it just uses the standard "infinity" power cord adapter which looks ugly! Yeah I know it's not a portable PC, so it doesn't need a Magsafe, but come on! :(
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    Partially. The unibody Mini has an integrated PSU. It needs 110/230V rather then the 5/12/14V that is provided by the MagSafe - and you don't want to connect these via MagSafe. Beside, it comes with an Apple-grade white power cord, which isn't really that ugly.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    A. Why does it matter if it's ugly? You don't see it.

    B. You shouldn't move it while it's on, hence eliminating need for magsafe.

    C. It has no battery, and magsafe is easy to disconnect, so if you accidentally bumped the wire, there goes any unsaved work.

    It's just not practical, and would actually be counterproductive.
     
  5. gdbleb macrumors newbie

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    YUP
    Just imagine the consequences of a "powered" high voltage MagSafe connector flopping around in the vicinity or your solid aluminum mini.
     
  6. PerfSeeker thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hey it might be fun! :D:cool::eek:
     
  7. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    Because It's a desktop computer, and a big connector works better since it stays connected, I've disconnected so many times my Magsafe accidentally, sometimes i get to wish i didn't have it ////Until i trip over the cable :D
     

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