Apple Mac mini Teardown Analysis

Written By Sam on 17 June 2010
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Yesterday we had written about the New Mac mini launched by Apple and today iFixit has posted a teardown analysis for the same. The new Mac Mini has got many notable features with improved processing speeds, better graphics, more storage space and better connectivity.

The contents of the Mac mini box includes Mac mini, HDMI to DVI adapter and a Power cord. Some of the notable tech specs includes 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM (expandable up to 8 GB), NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of shared DDR3 SDRAM, HDMI port with support for up to 1920×1200 resolution, AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking and SD card slot.

Few highlights from the Mac mini Teardown Analysis

  • Departing from previous generations, the Mini’s unibody top enclosure is machined from a single block of aluminum.
  • The Mini’s new port layout includes AC power in, Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T ethernet, Firewire 800, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, Four USB 2.0 ports and SD card slot.
  • With a simple counter-clockwise twist you will be able to gain access into the Mini’s internals.
  • Removing the RAM is quite feasible this time around and the Mac mini comes with two SO-DIMM slots capable of supporting up to 8GB of RAM.
  • The new Mini is cooled by a single brushless fan and the extremely high blade density of the blower pushes a good amount of air while keeping noise at a minimum.
  • Removing the cowling gives access to various connectors on the logic board – Hard drive flex cable, Optical drive flex cable, Thermal sensor cables and Infrared board cable.
  • The Mac Mini Mid 2010 has 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking, as well as Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate technology.
  • The unit features Intel P8600 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor and NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of shared DDR3 SDRAM. Other notable chips include Broadcom BCM57765 integrated gigabit ethernet and memory card reader controller, Cirrus 4206ACNZ audio controller and Delta LFE9249-R discrete LAN filter.

via iFixit

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