Apple Updates Mac Mini in Space Grey

jeremyj_83

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10GB Ethernet, that is an odd speed that I didn't know was a thing. I know of 10Gb, 25Gb, etc... but 80Gb (10GB) seems like something that would be better off just being 100Gb.
 

mlee 2500

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Yeah, unfortunately there wont be consumer grade 10 GigaBYTE switches until 2030, so it's only useful in connecting two Mac Mini's together with a CAT 13 crossover Ethernet cable (the Apple engineers could not get MDIX to work at these speeds). Also, the cables need to be made out of blue-colored Plenum, for some unknown reason, otherwise you only get .022Tb throughput.
 

bloodroses

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"Apple says it's five times faster than previous Mac Minis--which were last updated in 2014."

It should be, given the age difference and previous hardware used. I'm guessing the RAM is soldered on as well; like the previous one?
 
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Amazingly enough there are 2 SO-DIMM slots visible in Apple's press pics and Other World Computing is already advertising lower priced memory upgrades for the new Mini. Not sure why Apple came to their senses on this one.
 

bit_user

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That's a rather oblique way of pointing out a typo, not to mention overkill. Anyone who knows the distinction between Gb and GB is likely to realize it was a typo.
 

bit_user

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So, it's basically an overpriced NUC?

Apple needs some new ideas... everybody is building mini-PCs, lately.
 

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You're spoiling our fun, bit_user.
 

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