You couldn't expect anything very different: one day after the launch of the new generation of Mac mini, the guys at iFixit already put their hands on a product unit and disassembled it entirely.
The exchange of memory, as Apple has already said, is easy. Although it comes from the factory with only 2GB, the new Mac mini supports up to 8GB of RAM.
Even with a new aluminum monoblock housing (unibody), the new Mac mini is easier to open than the previous one. He uses special screws, but loosening them at two specific points on the machine already detaches the entire plate, which, together with the doors, separate from the rest of the machine.
The fans of the new Mac mini, although present, will hardly be used: the most economical desktop ever created by Apple, consuming less than 10 watts in standby mode. Your internal power supply requires only 7 Amps at 12V.
The product formats have nothing to do with each other, but, as with the iPhone 4, Apple innovated in the positioning of the antennas of the new Mac mini.
In the meantime, Macminicolo.net is a website hosting portal based on only Macs mini also posted its impressions about the product.
They note that the screws used on the machine are tiny, so not anyone who can play with it. The internal components are also very tight and positioned, giving an air of robustness to the machine.
“This Mac mini very, very well built. The brick feeling is smaller than the previous one, but more than a laptop without a screen ”, they say.
(via Engadget and MacRumors)