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Apple Unveils All New Mac mini
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True. Still, there doesn't appear to be enough space for a power source in there without compromising something.

I predict power supply failures might be a possibility.

Yvan256 wrote:
Unlike the AppleTV (aluminium sides) and the Time Capsule (plastic), the top+sides+part of the bottom are aluminium, I'm guessing the case itself is a heat sink.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I was going to get the older one and hook it up to my 20 inch DVI display via the mini DVI with the enclosed mini DVI to DVI and use the Mini display port to HDMI. for my TV in the next room

With the new model who do I hook it up to both?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I was going to get the older one and hook it up to my 20 inch DVI display via the mini DVI with the enclosed mini DVI to DVI and use the Mini display port to HDMI. for my TV in the next room

With the new model who do I hook it up to both?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
.......it lost a USB port (back to four ports instead of five).

......The weird thing is, the Mac mini also gained an SD card slot but it's in the back. Confused

Not really weird when you think about it. A USB port had an SD card adapter built onto it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet again we are being ripped off again in the UK. $699 in the US and £649 in the Uk - why?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomo wrote:
Yet again we are being ripped off again in the UK


$699 would be $821 if UK VAT were included

$821 is approx £554 compared to the actual UK price of £649

As you say its £95 ($140) more expensive in the UK, even allowing for VAT.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomo wrote:
Yet again we are being ripped off again in the UK. $699 in the US and £649 in the Uk - why?


You're wealthier than us Americans right now anyways. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice - this is the Mini I was hoping for at the beginning of last year!!

Can't really justify replacing my 14month old mini given the £649 price tag...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uncola wrote:
I just made the plunge and ordered the server version. going to run plex and boxee on it. woo.
smart man the server is the better deal.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excepting the SD slot curve ball, this basically is my refresh wishlist. A slightly higher bump in CPU speed for the price difference would have been nice though. eSata would have been much more welcome than the SD slot too. All in all though, I'm very pleased with this configuration.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
Thomo wrote:
Yet again we are being ripped off again in the UK


$699 would be $821 if UK VAT were included

$821 is approx £554 compared to the actual UK price of £649

As you say its £95 ($140) more expensive in the UK, even allowing for VAT.

Well said, fellas. I thought something was amiss when the starting prices were announced as $699 or £649.

Having considered an upgrade, I think I'll stick with my 2.0GHz Mini.... and keep my money in the bank. Wink Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... this makes the previous design seem so obsolete. Lack of a power brick is reason enough for me to get one of these new babies.

Just last week, I persuaded my company to buy 8 minis and two mac mini rack mount shelves (they fit four mini's per shelf). Looks like I will have to tell them to change the order... but don't know if OWC will have updated shelves in stock... hmmm... this complicates things.

Anyway, this is truly great news! Great job, Apple! Although, i must say, a USB port on the front would have been truly great. Just something on the front so I could easily plug in a thumb drive instead of fumbling around the back of the unit. Just sayin.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also wonder if the new design will spawn a new line of external hard drive enclosures to match, as the first gen Mac Mini did. Although, the trend died off pretty quickly it seemed and now only a couple of companies make them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:

Another good news: it supports up to 8 GiB RAM, it still has the FireWire 800 port.

No surprises there. Although NetGear didn't sell the 09 Minis with 8GB RAM, they all support it (early 09 Mini requires a firmware update).
Yvan256 wrote:

The only bit of bad news: it lost a USB port (back to four ports instead of five).

That is bad. Oh well, four USB ports is still good.

I have both the Early 09 Mini 2.0Ghz 120GB HDD upgraded with 4GB RAM and Late 09 Mini 2.53Ghz 320GB HDD 4GB RAM. I'd really like to see how the new models compare with the previous gen, particularly the 2.53Ghz model.

Any benchmarks available yet?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jdryyz wrote:
I also wonder if the new design will spawn a new line of external hard drive enclosures to match, as the first gen Mac Mini did. Although, the trend died off pretty quickly it seemed and now only a couple of companies make them.


I think it will, and I wouldn't be surprised if Lacie or Iomega are among the first. ...but it might be challenging with this new Mini, only because 3.5" external HDDs tend to be bulky.

I haven't decided if I'll be getting this Mini yet, but if I do I'll be keeping my Lacie rack with the d2 Quadra drives and placing it on top of the first HDD, for a professional server-like look.
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