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Slurpy has a very valid point. RAM upgrades just aren't a big issue like they have been in the past. 16 GB of RAM in a Mini will last most users a very long time. If you need more than 16 GB Of RAM you are buying the wrong machine anyways.Beyond that the industry will be going through a transition to DDR 4 RAM real soon now. It just won't make good economic sense to upgrade an old machine when the performance advantages of DDR 4 arrive. Of course here Apple is...
With LPDDR3 RAM? I really doubt it. If this is in fact the RAM indicated then Apple has made a major step forward here.Honestly I don't like them cheating out on RAM either. This isn't desktop RAM though.Well for one I'm not going to get excited antil we actually see verification of what is in these machines. However the knee jerk response I'm seeing are completely stupid. For one the cost of LPDDR3 is not comparable to desktop RAM and further we have yet to...
I didn't catch that looking at the specs. If true ( I'm disappointed with Apples spec sheet) that may have a big impact on idle power which would be great for always on usage.Your point about the drive circuitry should be noted but people really need to get over this because even if soldered in RAM isn't required in this rev it will be almost certainly in the future. Slow RAM can be likened to the slow magnetic drives that we just recently divorced ourselves from in that...
Broadwell might never come out in an iMac. By the time this machine is ready for a refresh SkyLake or whatever it is called should be ready. That would be a nice upgrade, a new architecture with DDR 4 support.Not "when" but rather if. I can honestly see Apple saying screw it to Intel and telling them to get SkyLake on line or get lost. If Broadwell ships in early 2015 (doubtful) and they wait until this time next year to refresh then they might as well demand...
The title borders on being unethical if you ask me. Apple is delivering very significant updates to the hardware that is most important for supporting the new panel. This should be considered a major update. Yeah it sucks that Broadwell isn't there but let's be honest it might never ship.
This does puzzle me. IPad Air2 is a massive update but nobody seems willing to acknowledge that fact. I wait for details on A8X as I'm always curious about hardware. This GPU ought to make for one snappy iPad.
[/Quote]It is a mixed bag really. The lack of a quad core is very very bad but much of the rest of the desire improvements are there. You get the better GPUs, the PCI Express capable SSD option, an extra TB 2 port and we keep the HDMI port. So I'm trying to keep an open mind here.
It does require a mind set change and frankly the TB connectors and cables leave a lot to be desired in a rack cabinet. The other problem is the total lack of decent external storage,solutions. The expense of these solutions, the ones that exist, is less than ideal too.I really like that the Mini comes with two TB ports now. That immediately makes the machine more viable for a variety of uses. I'm not happy though with the lack of a quad core variant.There is a...
Do you really think a lack of ethics is unique in the USA? For that matter how many foreign companies have failed to deliver for apple? There have been more than a few.Huh? Apples loan is secured through the capital,in the building. As for cashing out well that has yet to be proven. I'm sure a compete audit is coming which should reveal any ethical lapses.
So far I've liked what I have seen. However as is always the case with Apple we don't get a lot of info at release time. I does appear that the SSD is PCI Expess which has me wondering if we lost a drive bay. Also it isn't clear what the differences are between the midrange and top of the line models.
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