Your Wishes For Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Jman888, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Jman888 macrumors regular

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    My Reasonable Hope

    599$
    2.26 C2D
    1GB DDR2
    10.5
    Superdrive
    x4500

    799$
    2.53
    2GB DDR2
    10.5
    Superdrive (Blu-Ray Availible)
    9300GT

    Dream

    599
    2.5 Pentium Duo Desktop *(Only 84$)
    1GB DDR2
    10.5
    SD
    9400?

    899.
    E7200 2.53 (Up To C2Q 2.53)
    2GB DDR2
    10.5
    SD
    9600GT
    All in The Form of http://lebreton.deviantart.com/art/Mac-Pro-Mini-90850329
     
  2. 4fingered macrumors member

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    I would think it would have FW 800 not 400, if FW at all
     
  3. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    I just want whatever hardware the next MacBooks will have, and the base price lowered back down to $499. FW800 would be great, but at the least keep the current FW400 that's sufficient for my needs.
     
  4. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    Anything that isn't equipped with Intel Integrated Craphics.
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    My dream?
    AMD processors
    upto 8gb RAM
    2400XT/2600 pro
    Desktop hard drives
    User upgradeable.

    Realistically?
    2.1/2.4 Core 2
    X3100
    1gb RAM
    120/160 HDD
    £399/£499
     
  6. Matsta macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, I doubt they would put a e5200 or a e7200 in a Mac mini partially because it would make too much heat for its size and also the Mac mini has a laptop CPU in it, so you won't be able to fit a desktop mobo in there with a northbridge and south brige and have enough space for 2 RAM slots.
     
  7. opeter macrumors 65816

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    Apple could bring back the cube form factor and use "normal" desktop components (like the CPUs, also the normal sized DVD-RW, 3,5" HDD, and a dedicated card, or at least a free PCI-Express 16x slot).
     
  8. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    That would be awesome, I second that statement.

    Honestly, I would like to see a Mac Mini with the following:

    Core Quad (I don't care if its a 1.66Ghz Quad, because it will still be fast)
    4 ~ 8 GB of memory

    Yeah thats about it for me, I'm fine with everything else. I just would really like to see a Core Quad Mini!

    -iGrant
     
  9. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    Id lust like to see it updated with a few faster CPU options, 2GB Ram as standard and potentially a SSD. As long as it has better than the embedded Intel graphics I will like it.

    (perhaps it would be nice to have FW800 and potential to have 4GB Ram)
     
  10. G5power macrumors 6502

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    Like many people who have posted I would love to see a larger case size that could hold two internal hard drives and use a real replaceable video card.

    Watching the normal Apple pattern I guess the best hope would be the same external design with a 2.4 GHz processor, larger hard drive and X3100 graphics.

    From a practical standpoint 1GB of RAM would be fine since that is the first thing I update with a new system.
     
  11. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with G5power, I bigger case and two hard drives and a replaceable graphics card would make the ultimate Mac Mini. . . or they could just call it a Power Mac and bring that name back :D!

    -iGrant
     
  12. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    To get me to upgrade my mini they will need to throw in dedicated video definitely. I would also like to see a 3.5" drive, firewire 800 and/or e-sata, and possibly HDMI-out.
     
  13. G5power macrumors 6502

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    Two 3.5 inch drive bays would be very nice.

    Any more I would even be willing to accept two 2.5 inch bays. It would limit the drive options but still would allow Apple to offer a very small form factor and have very distinct technical distinctions from the Pro line.
     
  14. cMacSW macrumors regular

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    I'd like to see Apple have a low end configuration that is priced <500 :)
     
  15. G5power macrumors 6502

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    A $499.99 price point does break a psychological barrier for many people.

    Having a good and then a best mini at say $499 and at $699 or even $799 offers potential buyers a nice starting point.

    I often start out looking at the lowest price point and as I save money and research usually "talk" myself up to the higher end model.
     
  16. XianPalin macrumors 6502

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    I want something that can churn through 1080p video like buttah
     
  17. MacTraveller macrumors regular

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    Mac Mini? Psshh. Wake me up when Apple introduces the Mac Nano. :D
     
  18. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    HAHAHA I can see it now . . . the Mac Mini Air!!! No optical drive except the USB Super Drive that Apples offer for the Macbook Air!!!!

    -iGrant
     
  19. 4fingered macrumors member

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    why don't they just get rid of the mini and introduce a $800 Macbook. If the mini uses notebook mobos and processors why not just pay an extra $200 for a mobile version?
     
  20. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    Because I don't want a 800 laptop, I would not want an 800 laptop to act as my tivo unit. I can not replace the CPU in my Macbook, however I can replace the CPU in my Mac Mini.

    -iGrant
     
  21. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    All I hope for is that the new Mac Mini will have similar specs as the MacBook.

    I'm new to all this Mac Rumor stuff (my last Mac was an iMac G3:)) and after reading the news and forum a lot - I get nervous and worry Apple might get rid of the Mini at all,...
     
  22. allymac macrumors member

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    Fairly simple really - just a dedicated graphics card, maybe slightly better processor options. I've been in the market for a new desktop for months and I've been holding out for a mac mini update - if it doesn't happen before Christmas then I'll be stuck with a micro***** box again, or a hackintosh.
     
  23. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    I would be honestly surprised if they got rid of their Mac Mini line, it really helped their sales and people that wanted to convert to Mac because it was inexpensive and they could use all their old peripherals so they did not have to buy a new monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, scanner, etc.

    I still view the Mac Mini as the second coming of the G4 Cube personally. The only difference was $599 for the Mac Mini and $2499 for the G4 Cube.

    -iGrant
     
  24. gonyr macrumors 6502

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    2GB RAM standard
    bigger standard hard drive (maybe 250 GB or so?)
    price cut to $499 base model
    Everything else can stay the same as far as I'm concerned, but it would be nice if the current high end model became the new low end one.
     
  25. belunos macrumors member

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    HDMI and Blu-Ray. That's all that's missing for me to use it as a media hub. Well, that and the ability to actually play Blu-Ray
     

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