New Mac Mini

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Rockatansky
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:46 pm

Looks like the RAM and SSD can be swapped out. So get a basic spec model with a good processor, get the RAM and SSD separately, and you'll be good to go for another 6 years. (Which is the current age of the last usable Mac Mini.) Sounds like a plan. But 3.5K for a factory-pimped Mini ain't happening, Tim. Let's just hope a Mac Mini with swappable RAM and SSD wasn't Cook's interpretation of "modular Mac Pro". :D
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Michael L
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:56 pm

It should also be compatible with touchscreens that have usb out.

noiseboyuk
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:33 pm

Rockatansky wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Looks like the RAM and SSD can be swapped out. So get a basic spec model with a good processor, get the RAM and SSD separately, and you'll be good to go for another 6 years. (Which is the current age of the last usable Mac Mini.) Sounds like a plan. But 3.5K for a factory-pimped Mini ain't happening, Tim. Let's just hope a Mac Mini with swappable RAM and SSD wasn't Cook's interpretation of "modular Mac Pro". :D
AFAIK only the RAM can be swapped out.
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Rockatansky
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:05 pm

noiseboyuk wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:33 pm
AFAIK only the RAM can be swapped out.
I didn't watch the presentation, so no clue if they announced the SSD was fixed. But from the images on the product page the thing under the RAMs looks like some sort of mini PCIe SSD, and those two bolts look a lot like something a T6 or T8 could unscrew.
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ghettosynth
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:07 pm

We need to know the answer to the storage question for sure. Good thing that ram can be swapped though, those prices, sheesh!

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jacqueslacouth
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:02 pm

Yep...on the Australian store it tops out at over $6000 AU!!!! :o

sprnva
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:12 pm

RIP affordable Mac.
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fedexnman
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:34 pm

It has 3 Thunderbolt3 ports , I think you can get a fast Thunderbolt3 external HDD or SSD right ? Funny it also has a headphone jack too ..... $799 and $1099 ouch .....before the ram and external drive .

stratum
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:36 pm

sprnva wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:12 pm
RIP affordable Mac.
affordable mac?
~stratum~

chk071
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:47 pm

I had an eye on this as well. Unfortunately, they start at $799, so, with a Mac keyboard, mouse, and a decent display, I can't see a compelling reason to not go for a iMac. Shame they didn't stick to the "affordable" scheme, like with the former generation of Mac Minis.

chk071
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Post Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:47 pm

stratum wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:36 pm
sprnva wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:12 pm
RIP affordable Mac.
affordable mac?
Hehe, right.

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whyterabbyt
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:48 am

stratum wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:36 pm
sprnva wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:12 pm
RIP affordable Mac.
affordable mac?
Checking, the entry level Mac Mini in 2014 was £399.

So not necessarily cheap exc, but yes, affordable, especially compared to other Mac models.

Entry level now is double that. So yeah, RIP indeed.
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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:20 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:48 am
stratum wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:36 pm
sprnva wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:12 pm
RIP affordable Mac.
affordable mac?
Checking, the entry level Mac Mini in 2014 was £399.

So not necessarily cheap exc, but yes, affordable, especially compared to other Mac models.

Entry level now is double that. So yeah, RIP indeed.
Yeah, but, it was a pretty lackluster machine at that price. My 2012 mac mini cost me about 1K and the only serious upgrade was the processor IIRC. I'm not really excited about paying that much for a new machine, but, for a mac I don't think that it's that bad if you can replace your own ram. It would be better if you could replace the SSD as well, I guess the jury's still out on that.

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Re: New Mac Mini

Post Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:11 am

I've been toying with the idea of Mac development for a while but I don't think I'll be going the Mini way. i7/16/512 comes in at £1600.

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