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Re: New macbook, mini, and iMac - now with Core i5!

Postposted on Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:19 am

Yeah, the default RAM on the previous mini was 1GB.

I dunno, it's kind of important. The entry-level $600 mini could be used with no upgrades at all and be a very serviceable machine. That was not true previously - the 120GB drive was a touch too small for me, and 160 is more usable. Anything more than that could go on an external HDD anyway. The 2GB is important, because the nVidia graphics use 128MB of the stock 1GB in the previous gen, leaving you with 896MB, which is not enough. While the 2nd GB allows the GPU to use 256MB, the total available RAM is a much more reasonable 1.75GB. For a personal-use PC with typical office/web/email usage, that's sufficient - Snow Leopard is lighter on memory use than Leopard is, and 2GB was good enough for Leopard, even.

edit: the upgrades for the mini are priced way out of line. $599 gets you 2.26GHz, 2GB of memory, and 160GB hard drive. $799 gets you 2.53/4/320.

Upgrading the $599 mini includes:

$150 processor to 2.53
$100 RAM to 4GB
$100 hard drive to 320

$949 - lolwut? If you want the faster CPU, you can get more RAM and hard drive space for $50 by stepping up a model. Why are these prices so insane?
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Re: New macbook, mini, and iMac - now with Core i5!

Postposted on Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:50 am

So I guess the "polycarbonate unibody" Macbook is actually...

The lower case is surprisingly heavy, weighing in at 266 grams. The lower case is actually a sheet of aluminum with rubberized coating injection-molded onto one side.


http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBook- ... ody/1239/1

Doesn't say if the rest of the pieces are like that, though. Hmm.
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Re: New macbook, mini, and iMac - now with Core i5!

Postposted on Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:15 pm

The Core i7 are desktop 1156 pin chips. Should be a nice screamer.

These won't undercut the Nehalem Mac Pros by any means.
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Re: New macbook, mini, and iMac - now with Core i5!

Postposted on Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:49 pm

Is that sarcasm? I can't tell. I think they actually WILL. But I'm glad to see them all the same.
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Re: New macbook, mini, and iMac - now with Core i5!

Postposted on Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:40 pm

Has anyone actually bought the 27" iMac yet? Is anyone actually using it?

I saw it at my local Apple Store this past Saturday and I lust for it (technologically speaking). Too Bad I am presently too broke to actually BUY ONE.
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