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New Mac Mini: Some Changes You Need to Know About

by Todd Haselton | October 20, 2014October 20, 2014 7:00 am PST

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Apple finally refreshed its affordable Mac Mini computer last week during an event that also highlighted new iPads and the new iMac. The Mac Mini went on sale almost immediately and Macminicolo has already had a chance to check it out first hand.

Turns out there have been some changes. Apple added tamper-proof screws to the bottom of the Mac Mini, which means replacing the hard drive isn’t easy and will void your warranty, the site says. That’s unfortunate considering the entry-level model now ships with a 5400rpm hard drive, so users might consider ordering with an SSD out of the box.

Macminicolo also found that the RAM is soldered in place, so users can’t simply access it to remove or upgrade. Again, that means you should spec the Mac Mini you plan to order with as much RAM as possible, knowing you won’t be able to upgrade down the line.

There are a few other changes worth noting, so hit the source to read more.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...