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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: Mac Mini Survey Reply with quote

Today I received a survey from Apple about the Aluminum Mac Mini that I purchased this past summer. It was a good survey, and they asked a lot of good questions, and were looking for input.

They asked about general use and such, however of interest to many of you they wanted to know if you would be willing to pay more for a better CPU, and the same for a better graphics card. And how much more. If you thought the mini was overpriced now, and an area to fill in recommending what CPU.

They asked a lot about what you used it for pertaining to video, pictures, and tv. They also gave a few questions on the ports and if you use the hdmi port and what adapters.

There was an area to manually fill in as to what features you would add to the mini and any design changes that you would make. I put in for a better CPU,esata ports, and faster hard drives.

So in conclusion will we get a better Cpu and such, and for how much more, or up the features as well as the price????

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd want an i3 CPU.

I have an i5 and an ancient vid card(nV 6600) in my peecee and I can still play Bluray based MKVs with the CPU down clocked to 1GHz, so an i3 should be able to do it at 2.xGHz.

That's about it for me.

The mini's design isn't really set up for a power user that needs fancier features.

I would add one more thing - eSATA port.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think the i3 and i5 will eventually get into the mini, may be a loooong time before that happens though

apple needs to lose the 5400 rpm hdd, im actually shocked they stuck one in

bluray drive, quit the crying and just put one in as an option at least
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for eSATA port. And if they're going to have an SD card slot - put it on the front, not the back!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give back access to the HD. I won't buy a new mac mini until I am able to replace the HD in it myself.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
Give back access to the HD. I won't buy a new mac mini until I am able to replace the HD in it myself.


That's what I'm looking for; an easily replaceable HD.
Keep the FW800 port, or at least give us something comparable
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In response to all, all of what you mentioned I told them. They asked about if you have replaced the hard drive yourself, or had a third party do it, and if the access is to hard. Anyone that has replaced one knows what a pain in the a...... it is. They also asked about leaving out the super drive. What they will take from the consumer who knows?

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PS I put in the word for Plill with the Esata port!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks tom here

are my picks
esata port
ssd option
i3 or i5
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like the Mac mini, to receive possibly an SSD option in the future, an i3 processor (for sure!) and it would be great if they can remove that SD Card Slot and replace it with another USB (Making that 5 USB Ports). It would be great if the future mini were to have USB 3.0.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received a similar survey.

From the questions they might be considering leaving out the superdrive. Somehow doing a redesign to shrink the mini so that the external Superdrive stacks on top?
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i5, and Lightning Bolt. Lose the optical drive, make the HDD easy to get to and go back to the 6.5" x 6.5" form factor--but only be 3/4" thick!
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 2:57 am    Post subject: Make a mimi like a Macbook Pro Reply with quote

You should be able to order a mini
configured exactly like any MacBook Pro
but without the display. Its sad SJ
treats the mini like a red headed
step child.

Would MacBook Pro sales suffer?
What does it matter? SJ's not
giving any mini's away. Apple
isn't giving anything away. I
think by offering upgrades to the
mini, Apples market would
expand.

How many of you would by a
smokin' mini? I would. Every
time I get close to buying a
Mac Pro, I hesitate because I
don't want to drop $2,000 +
on a Mac
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