What would you change in the Mac mini?
Two years ago Apple introduced the updated model of the portable Mac mini. The device is equipped with aluminum unibody enclosure, the new computational and graphics subsystems, USB 3.0 ports and Thunderbolt 2.0.
Mini-desktop is equipped with 4 or 8 GB of RAM and is available in three basic versions: with a Core i5 processor with 1.4 GHz and hard drive of 500 GB, Core i5 2.6 GHz and hard drive capacity of 1 TB and a chip Core i5 2.8 GHz processor and a Fusion Drive. There are adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet controller and reader SDXC card.
Immediately after the release of the updated Mac mini computers were sold in the configuration with a maximum capacity of 1 TB. In January 2015, Apple offered to senior modification the option to increase storage to 2 TB.
In Russia, the Mac mini is available in three configuration options: model with 2-core Intel Core i5 1.4 GHz, 4GB memory, Intel HD Graphics 5000 HDD and 500 GB are available at 40 490 rubles, the model with 2-core Intel Core i5 2.6 GHz, 8GB of memory, Intel Iris Graphics hard drive 1 TB available price 56 990 rubles, and the model with 2-core Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz, 8GB memory, Intel HD Graphics 5000 and Fusion Drive 1 TB affordable 79 990 rubles.
The Mac mini is a fairly balanced device and copes with most tasks assigned to it. However, Apple is where to develop the computer. The following is a list of how the company could improve the device:
- Add USB C / Thunderbolt 3.
- USB ports-A Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, SD card slot.
- Processors Kaby Lake.
- Optional 4-core processor.
- More efficient graphics with support for VR.
- Keyboard Magic Keyboard with Touch Bar and Touch ID.
- Color options Space Gray, and matte black.
- Model gold and “rose gold”.
- Options for expansion (an upgrade in the style of Mini-Tower)
- Brand display included.
What do you think, what’s missing is a compact desktop Apple? If you decided to compile a list of improvements for the Mac mini, which would have included?