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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Apple Updates Mac mini Reply with quote

Apple Updates Mac mini
Tuesday, August 7, 2006
Posted by: Brian

Apple today updated its Mac mini line computers. The entire line now features Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The $799 model includes a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of RAM, SuperDrive and a 120GB hard drive. The $599 model includes a 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB of RAM, Combo Drive and a 80GB hard drive. Both models are available immediately from the Apple Store.


The new 1.83GHz Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $599 (US), includes:
- 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
- 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable up to 2GB;
- a slot-load Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) drive;
- 80GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm;
- Intel GMA950 graphics processor;
- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
- Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 BASE-T);
- four USB 2.0 ports;
- one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
- DVI-out port for external display (VGA-out adapter included, Composite/S-Video out adapter sold separately);
- the infrared Apple Remote.

The new 2.0GHz Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $799 (US), includes:
- 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
- 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM expandable up to 2GB;
- a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm;
- Intel GMA950 graphics processor;
- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
- Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 BASE-T);
- four USB 2.0 ports;
- one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
- DVI-out port for external display (VGA-out adapter included, Composite/S-Video out adapter sold separately);
-the infrared Apple Remote.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<3 yay!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RAM is now 1 GB, disks are 80 and 120 GB, CPUs are 1.83 and 2.0 GHz AND Core 2 Duo. Ships in 24 hours, includes iLife '08.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Called my local store, they are "still unpacking the crates. Will not know whats in stock for 2-3 hours"

Laughing

I want the new keyboard!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh, the Mini just can't get no love from Mr. Steve. No mention at all of the Mini until someone asks about it. And then its just 'oh yea, were updating that today. Next question!'. Almost like a stepchild! Sad
But, I guess a minor update is better than nothing. Its still alive! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CaliforniaMini wrote:
But, I guess a minor update is better than nothing. Its still alive! Laughing

Yeah, that puts an end to the Mini discontinuation rumours....... until the next Apple announcement is due!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so no cosmetic/design changes?
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so no cosmetic/design changes?


doesnt look like it Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm ordering once the store comes back online. It seems to be down for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No 802.11n. Why not? Its the only Mac to be stuck with 802.11g.

To use it as a media center you either need a big hard drive or a fast network. Still has a 2.5" drive, so no big drive. 802.11g, not the fastest network.

Seems that Apple can't decide what to do with the Mini.

Still, this is mostly what I've been waiting for all year, so I might get one, or I might wait until Leopard.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

would have been better with an upgrade voucher for Leopard, but I decided to buy now anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, a GPU upgrade would have been nice, along with 802.11n. But let's face it, this is not a new motherboard, only a simple CPU/RAM/HD upgrade.

Even so, I am more than grateful that the Mac mini isn't discontinued. Wink

Two new products coming soon. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, what is the consensus on here? Is this more or less the Mini we've been waiting for, or were some expecting more?
I think its a bit odd how low key they kept the mention of the Mini until it was brought up. I think the upgrade to core 2 duo is a significant upgrade for the Mini, but at the same time, its about time. But why no 802.11n wireless? It would seem like a no brainer that if an upgrade is being done, you upgrade to the latest connectivity as well. They obviously have the hardware which wouldn't seem to cost any more than the g cards. Enough people have proven that the software and hardware will support it. There is room inside the current case, so why not? But, this is a simple enough of an upgrade to do, so I wouldn't let it stop me from buying.
But I'm still waiting for the Leopard release and possibly MacWorld before buying anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was expecting alot more, oh well im already happy with my current mini
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