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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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How come the spec page says 2.0GHz or 2.26GHz? The store just shows 2.0GHz for both models. Confused


There's a 2.26GHz option in the customize page.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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-NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
Can this be installed to the previous model? (I have the older 2.0 mini)

No.
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Will this now allow for better game play with more games?

Probably, but the Mini still isn't meant to be a games machine. Mini owners like Bandit Bill buy a PS3 for games.
pickaguitar wrote:
I have 4GB in my mini currently but only 3GB are recognized...how does one get all 4 recognized like the new model?

Sorry dude, you gotta buy the new model.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Texark wrote:
How come the spec page says 2.0GHz or 2.26GHz? The store just shows 2.0GHz for both models. Confused


The 2.26Ghz appears to be a BTO option only. The second model gets you more RAM and a 320GB drive
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, thanks for clearing that up guys. I didn't click through to the order page.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
pickaguitar wrote:
-NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
Can this be installed to the previous model? (I have the older 2.0 mini)

No.
pickaguitar wrote:
Will this now allow for better game play with more games?

Probably, but the Mini still isn't meant to be a games machine. Mini owners like Bandit Bill buy a PS3 for games.
pickaguitar wrote:
I have 4GB in my mini currently but only 3GB are recognized...how does one get all 4 recognized like the new model?

You buy the new model.


hmmmm...looks like I'll be selling mine soon Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hmmmm...looks like I'll be selling mine soon Smile

Yeah, I'm thinking about it too. I wonder how much less Minis are selling for on eBay now that the latest model has come out.... Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I have to say this is the first mac mini rumor that I believed and it came true. So i'm pretty impressed about that. Now I just wish I wasn't a poor university student and could afford one.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyBoy wrote:
pickaguitar wrote:
hmmmm...looks like I'll be selling mine soon Smile

Yeah, I'm thinking about it too. I wonder how much less Minis are selling for on eBay now that the latest model has come out.... Sad


Please forgive...I'm going to play the role of the 'out of touch' dummy for a sec...ok?

WHY can't the previous model be updated to the new spec? (video/ram) Is it a design/motherboard issue?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ordered mine. I got the entry-level model with a 2.26GHz chip. I'll do the HDD and RAM on my own. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question:

$599 Model has 128MB video RAM
$799 model has 256MB video RAM

Is it correct that the $599 version has the same video performance if you're only going to us a single screen in 720P or 1080P? I'd assume the extra RAM is needed if you're driving very high resolutions or two monitors.

I read somewhere that video playback will be offloaded to GPU with the NVidia video - is there any truth in that?

Once we're through Lent (gave up TV), I will have to get me the $599 model and add a gig of RAM. That'll do me + the Elgato Eye2TV. WHOOT!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pickaguitar wrote:
WHY can't the previous model be updated to the new spec? (video/ram) Is it a design/motherboard issue?

There aren't any expansion cards to swap, because everything's hard-wired to the motherboard. Graphics chipset, memory controller, the lot. The only things that can be changed are the drives, the memory modules and (if you're brave) the processor. You're stuck with everything else.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks like a nice update gang. I just wanted to apologize for some of the server issues. We are really getting hammered on different parts of the site. I got the new header up though. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Old' 2.0 Mini refurbs dropped $130 to $549.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be a nice update Brian,
but am I excited? With the double whammy of price and dual-head adapter I think Apple just scuppered what it claimed to be an entry-level headless Mac.

For my next desktop, if I can afford it I'll have to dig a bit deep and go the extra mile for a MacPro and if I can't I'll get someone to bring me a market-ready Hackintosh from Berlin.

Well, we can follow the discussion up on your new thread at : http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22109[/b][/color] Very Happy
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