Originally Posted by solipsism
That isn't a bad idea. If they do take and don't add larger components there may be enough room for a power supply. I think the engineering team for this isn't simply putting in a newer CPU.
Considering that Apple could have done that in the first place, and didn't, I don't know why they would now, though I also agree with the idea.
...If that long
It happened in the first page, before he even made that comment.
You may quit liking them, but Apple isn't stupid. While the market for PC desktops is lower than it was this time last year, Mac desktops are 50% higher. They are apparently appealing to their target audience.
I have to admit that I don't even understand his comment. He is going to quit liking them because Apple doesn't make another kind of computer? That makes no sense.
I didn't say, replace with HDMI, I said replace with DisplayPort
. HDMI and DVI are old news. However, APple is currently in the competing camp for UDI
, but Samsung and Intel have left and I think the other members will too.
Apple doesn't support HDCP, so they would have to officially do that before HDMI became effective. Many new cards now support this, but I'm not sure if the cards offered by Apple, that support it in their PC versions, do.
The same for using an HDMI adapter. No HDCP, and it may be useless. Though Sony says they won't require HDCP for anther year, at least, I'm not sure if that's entirely true, and it's still needed to play content from cable and satellite in HD.
I no longer see any advantage to UDI or Displayport over HDMI. The 1.3 specs allow equal quality and future expansion.
PS: Would you be okay with a comprise? For instance, the slghtly larger footprint of the AppleTV/Time Capsule that is slightly taller than the Mac Mini that allows for an internal power supply, 3.5" HDD, and a non-user-replaceable discrete GPU with 2x dual-link DVI so the case can have an "Apple aesthetic"? I just don't think Apple is going to out in a user-replaceable GPU into that machine.
I think it was odd when Apple released the ATv in a bigger case than the Mini. I expected the cases to match, so they could be stacked.
It would be nice if the new, slightly larger case was a harbinger of things to come, but I'm not so sure that it does mean anything for the Mini.
Apple designed the Mini for a reason.