Mac Mini 2012 este dezasamblat si testat, iata primele benchmark-uri

  Mac Mini 2012 a fost prezentat de catre Apple acum doar doua zile, a si fost pus atunci in vanzare, iar cei de la Mac Mini Vault au achizitionat unul si l-au desfacut pentru a vedea ce se ascunde in el. Despre schimbarile hardware am vorbit in acest articol, iar in ceea ce priveste schimbarile privind pozitionarea componentelor, diferentele sunt minore, greu sesizabile de un necunoscator, Apple preferand sa mentina totul aproape la fel precum in cazul versiunilor vechi, un lucru laudabil pentru ca Mac Mini este oricum un produs versatil si fiabil.

The overall packaging size was unchanged, however marketing specs have been updated and the inside organization has been optimized… Under the hood only minor differences are visible. Most notable are the fan design, Hitachi hard drive, and connections for the antennas. (2012 on left – 2011 on right)

  In ceea ce priveste performantele, versiunea cu procesor dual-core nu se descurca prea bine fata de Mac Mini 2011, insa daca trecem la versiunile cu procesoare quad-core lucrurile se schimba. Performantele nu se dubleaza, asa cum ar crede multi, insa se observa o crestere de aproximativ 40% in cazul procesoarelor cu frecvente mari, iar cei care fac si editare foto/video pe propriile Mac Mini vor aprecia cu siguranta imbunatatirea simtitoare a performantelor produsului. In concluzie, Mac Mini devine mai interesant, este mai performant, insa nu uitati ca desi vorbim de un Mac “desktop”, el are performantele unui laptop.

  • Don’t look now, but the new Mac minis are getting comparable to the last gen Xserve and 2010 Mac Pros as far as benchmarks. Tech progress marches on.
  • All Mac minis now come standard with 4GB of RAM. Thank goodness. As of last week, the base Mac mini had 2GB of RAM and that was brutal with Mountain Lion.
  • The Mac mini can officially be upgraded to 16GB now. It’s been possible for over a year, but it had to be done after ordering. Now, Apple offers the 16GB of RAM.
  • The base mini is still i5, but the middle and high end minis are quad core i7 Ivy Bridge processors. That middle mini is the most interesting. Many customers prefer the quad core for things like an Xcode build server or for plenty of cores to spread between virtual machines. That $799 Mac mini is going to be very popular.
  • The machines now come with 1600MHz DDR3 Memory. Seriously, 16GB of 1600MHz RAM in such a small machine. It’s really quite amazing.