Current Mac minis end of life at PCWorld

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  • Reply 21 of 29
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,264moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bryan fury View Post


    "The next-generation Mac Mini will sport Core 2 Duo processors at 1.83, 2.0 (Standard models) and 2.16GHz (Gamer's Model), Intel GMA965 integrated (standard models) or ATi Radeon X1800 dedicated (Gamer's Model) graphics, support for up to 5GB of RAM (two 512MB on-board chips, plus two full-sized DIMM slots capable of supporting up to 2GB of DDR2-667 SDRAM each), new faster Superdrives, 802.11n wireless, and in the Gamer's Model, support for two displays (Dual Link DVI and Mini-DVI ports). And that's not even the best part"



    macosrumors have an interesting tidbit



    i hope it's true !!!



    FINALLY, something I'm actually interested in. I hope they don't make the price of the gamer one outrageous compared to an equivalent iMac. If they don't, I'll probably buy one outright. The X1800 is nearly double the speed of the X1600 and I would have been content with that. Add in the Core 2 Duo and on-board 1GB Ram and I'm a very happy bunny.



    I hope we don't have to wait too long for it either.
  • Reply 22 of 29
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Those stuff sound interesting.



    But the biggest problem is the source - MacOSRumor - a site with nothing but BS.
  • Reply 23 of 29
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bryan fury View Post


    "The next-generation Mac Mini will sport Core 2 Duo processors at 1.83, 2.0 (Standard models) and 2.16GHz (Gamer's Model), Intel GMA965 integrated (standard models) or ATi Radeon X1800 dedicated (Gamer's Model) graphics, support for up to 5GB of RAM (two 512MB on-board chips, plus two full-sized DIMM slots capable of supporting up to 2GB of DDR2-667 SDRAM each), new faster Superdrives, 802.11n wireless, and in the Gamer's Model, support for two displays (Dual Link DVI and Mini-DVI ports). And that's not even the best part"



    macosrumors have an interesting tidbit



    i hope it's true !!!



    The macbook pro maxes out at 4GB and on board ram is a thing of the past and is not likely to come back as it uses a lot of MB space and why put a X1800 in to a desktop when your new laptops have 8600 cards?
  • Reply 24 of 29
    musltngbluemusltngblue Posts: 303member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bryan fury View Post


    "The next-generation Mac Mini will sport Core 2 Duo processors at 1.83, 2.0 (Standard models) and 2.16GHz (Gamer's Model), Intel GMA965 integrated (standard models) or ATi Radeon X1800 dedicated (Gamer's Model) graphics, support for up to 5GB of RAM (two 512MB on-board chips, plus two full-sized DIMM slots capable of supporting up to 2GB of DDR2-667 SDRAM each), new faster Superdrives, 802.11n wireless, and in the Gamer's Model, support for two displays (Dual Link DVI and Mini-DVI ports). And that's not even the best part"



    macosrumors have an interesting tidbit



    i hope it's true !!!



    Don't hold your breath. Apple will not be supporting 5GB of RAM for quite some time... and this machine would have to bump the price up quite a bit as well. Not to mention that even with the re-introduction of EA and id to Macs, Apple still won't market a specific machine to a group so specific, i.e. 'gamers'. They'll market it probably similar to the MBP - big power, small size.
  • Reply 25 of 29
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,264moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Joe_the_dragon View Post


    The macbook pro maxes out at 4GB and on board ram is a thing of the past and is not likely to come back as it uses a lot of MB space and why put a X1800 in to a desktop when your new laptops have 8600 cards?



    They might put the 8600s in the new iMacs.



    I think the lineup could go:



    1.86GHz Mini with GMA $599

    2GHz Mini with GMA $799

    2.16GHz Mini with X1800 $999



    2GHz 20" iMac with GMA $1099

    2.2GHz 20" iMac with 8600 $1299

    2.4GHz 24" iMac with 8600 $1599

    2.4GHz 30" iMac with 8600 $2199



    Mac Pro starts at $2200.



    I don't see the point in 5GB of Ram, I imagine that maybe got picked up wrong. Perhaps it will have 1GB flash memory to accelerate boot times (Intel Robson). Application launch time is a serious issue with OS X and although Leopard has addressed this quite well, it still needs improvement and Robson would help dramatically:



    http://www.intel.com/technology/maga...obson-1206.htm



    Minis don't need more than 2 Ram slots.
  • Reply 26 of 29
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    They might put the 8600s in the new iMacs.



    I think the lineup could go:



    1.86GHz Mini with GMA $599

    2GHz Mini with GMA $799

    2.16GHz Mini with X1800 $999



    2GHz 20" iMac with GMA $1099

    2.2GHz 20" iMac with 8600 $1299

    2.4GHz 24" iMac with 8600 $1599

    2.4GHz 30" iMac with 8600 $2199



    Mac Pro starts at $2200.



    I don't see the point in 5GB of Ram, I imagine that maybe got picked up wrong. Perhaps it will have 1GB flash memory to accelerate boot times (Intel Robson). Application launch time is a serious issue with OS X and although Leopard has addressed this quite well, it still needs improvement and Robson would help dramatically:



    http://www.intel.com/technology/maga...obson-1206.htm



    Minis don't need more than 2 Ram slots.



    flash ram right now is only in the laptop chip sets and apple should have a video card for all minis as a add in card with the mini have 4 ram slot with desktop parts in a mini tower.
  • Reply 27 of 29
    l33r0yl33r0y Posts: 94member
    I think its more likely (and cheaper) that they'll go for a full Intel integrated solution.



    I can see a situation whereby new Intel machines are developed in house alongside Intel, closer to the bleeding edge of technology. This has many benefits, being able to get things to market sooner.



    Ideally, I would like to see Intel buying out nVidia and having their technology in future Intel platforms to replace their GMA solutions. This would produce high performance Mac/Pcs at a very competitive price, and would be a direct competitor to the AMD/ATi equiv.
  • Reply 28 of 29
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by l33r0y View Post


    I think its more likely (and cheaper) that they'll go for a full Intel integrated solution.



    I can see a situation whereby new Intel machines are developed in house alongside Intel, closer to the bleeding edge of technology. This has many benefits, being able to get things to market sooner.



    Ideally, I would like to see Intel buying out nVidia and having their technology in future Intel platforms to replace their GMA solutions. This would produce high performance Mac/Pcs at a very competitive price, and would be a direct competitor to the AMD/ATi equiv.



    But We need to have on board video cards that have there OWN RAM and don't use SYSTEM RAM
  • Reply 29 of 29
    l33r0yl33r0y Posts: 94member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Joe_the_dragon View Post


    But We need to have on board video cards that have there OWN RAM and don't use SYSTEM RAM



    In what situation would you need that, out of interest? Games and 3D applications?



    For specialist applications such as those, it would be foolish for Apple to not allow expansion for an upgrade option for sure, but for most peoples needs, integrated would make sense from a consumer and business perspective.
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