New 2014 Mac Mini Has Has Soldered RAM That Can't Be Upgraded

New 2014 Mac Mini Has Has Soldered RAM That Can't Be Upgraded

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The New 2014 Mac Mini has soldered RAM (Memory) that is no user replaceable. Since the RAM is soldered, customer can't upgrade the memory later on after they purchase the device. This news means that customers are limited to a max 16GB of RAM on the new Mac Mini.

The news was confirmed by Macminicolo

Confirmed: RAM in the new Mac mini is not user accessible. Hard drive can be replaced/upgraded, though not keeping warranty.

The site does report that it is possible to upgrade the hard drive on the new Mac Mini, however doing so will void your warranty.

On the other hand, the new Retina iMac comes with user-replaced RAM, so customers can upgrade the RAM on their device at a later date. The MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina, and entry-level iMac also have soldered RAM, meaning customers can't upgrade RAM at a later date.

Apple first announced the Mac Mini Thursday with a lower $499 price.

via MacRumors

New 2014 Mac Mini Has Has Soldered RAM That Can't Be Upgraded
Poonhunter - October 20, 2014 at 11:17am
Sudenly my Mac Mini 2012 just went up in price! I installed a 1TB Hard drive. Next step is switching to a 1 SSD HD, install a 2TB second HD, and upgrade to 16 gigs of RAM.
odedo1 - October 20, 2014 at 5:28am
The truth is that it's a whole new Apple company, before it used to be giving the consumer the best device possible and then making money out of it, today's Apple is make money first and then try to give us consumers the best devices! Also as much as I hate to admit it the competition is catching up but on the other hand it could be a good thing pushing Apple to invent and drop their prices so there is good and bad in everything it's just the way you look at it.
odedo1 - October 20, 2014 at 5:31am
and by the way the i7 mini is still selling so go grab one now before you won't be able to find them any more or people will buy them all and ask double on eBay.
fckyousoldered - October 20, 2014 at 5:15am
First we got a soldered processor which we cannot upgrade then now we get yet another soldered core part of a pc/mac which is the ram.... What the fck is going on with this companies forcing users to fcking upgrade and always buy a whole set each fcking year or two....
NoteSeries - October 19, 2014 at 5:19pm
It's not about if it's enough or not but rather about given the choice to the consumer to upgrade later his or her ram . I would rather buy the basic model with 4 Gb ram and upgrade it for cheaper than paying 300dollors to apple for the 16GB ram.
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