Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 10:03 UTC
Apple Apple have updated the Mac Mini. It now sports an aluminium (no, I am not going to spell it "aluminum") enclosure, an HDMI port, an internal PSU (no power-brick!) and oddly, an SD card slot in the back. There's also an access hole on the bottom to change the RAM easily.
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Not bad, but...
by mrhasbean on Tue 15th Jun 2010 10:31 UTC
mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

SD slot should be on the front, or at the very least the side. If you want to use it as an HTPC just whack Plex (www.plexapp.com) on it, all the fun and games of iTunes plus anything else you want to use...

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RE: Not bad, but...
by BlueofRainbow on Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:03 in reply to "Not bad, but..."
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2009-01-06

Preference for front or back for the SD-Card slot would depend on the frequency of use.....Anyhow, after a few times, it becomes more a by-feel insertion of the card than really looking for the slot.

Aiming at the HTPC use would require having a Blue-Ray drive.....I did not note such option. Maybe it's kept in reserve for the second generation of this design?

The easier access to the RAM slots is welcome - not everybody is skilled at prying things open with putty knifes!

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RE[2]: Not bad, but...
by bousozoku on Tue 15th Jun 2010 18:55 in reply to "RE: Not bad, but..."
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

Preference for front or back for the SD-Card slot would depend on the frequency of use.....Anyhow, after a few times, it becomes more a by-feel insertion of the card than really looking for the slot.

Aiming at the HTPC use would require having a Blue-Ray drive.....I did not note such option. Maybe it's kept in reserve for the second generation of this design?

The easier access to the RAM slots is welcome - not everybody is skilled at prying things open with putty knifes!


I think Apple are waiting for Blu-Ray to go away so they don't get involved in making an expensive machine more expensive. They support it in various, less direct ways but won't sell it.

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