iFixit Posts Teardown of the New Mac Mini
iFixit has posted its teardown of the new Mac mini.
Along with the announcement of the iPad Mini on October 23rd (teardown coming soon; we promise) came the new and improved Mac Mini, the 2012 iteration of the optical-drive-less Mini from last year. With the current trend, we look forward to maybe one day tearing down a smaller version of the Mac Mini: the Mac Mini Mini. But until then, we content ourselves with tearing into the Mac Mini Late 2012.
● Same model number
● Tucked away neatly near the rear of the Mini is the hard drive
● The power supply provides 85 watts to the Mac Mini—that's the same kind of electric juice as the AC adapter for a 15" or 17" MacBook Pro.
Mac Mini Mid 2012 Repairability: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).
● No proprietary screws are found within the device.
● You can easily upgrade your RAM and hard drive, as well as add a secondary drive.
● There's no glue anywhere inside that needs to be removed while disassembling the Mini.
● The CPU is soldered to the logic board and not user-upgradeable.
● While not difficult to do, you still have to remove almost all the internals in order to replace the power supply.