iFixit Tears Down the New Mac Mini [Photos]

iFixit Tears Down the New Mac Mini [Photos]

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iFixit has posted its teardown of the new 2018 Mac mini.

The future is now! Apple’s once-neglected Mac mini is coming in hot with a brand new, cutting edge, long awaited … processor upgrade? And a couple more ports? There has to be more, and we know how to find it—time for a teardown!

Highlights:
● New identifiers: model A1993 and EMC 3213
● Two USB-A ports, four USB-C ports, a headphone jack, an ethernet port, and an HDMI port
● The return to standard SO-DIMM RAM after the bitter disappointment of the 2014 mini's soldered-down chips is a huge win
● No modular AirPort card
● Power supply jumps from 85 watts to 150.

Repairability Score: 6 out of 10
● No tough adhesive holds the Mac mini or its components hostage.
● Using fairly common tools, disassembly is straight-forward.
● The mini packs standard SO-DIMMs allowing both DIY upgrades and replacements.
● The CPU and storage are both soldered to the logic board and not user-upgradeable.
● If any of the many ports is damaged or worn, the entire logic board will need replacing.

Check out a few photos below and hit the link for the full teardown.

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iFixit Tears Down the New Mac Mini [Photos]

iFixit Tears Down the New Mac Mini [Photos]

iFixit Tears Down the New Mac Mini [Photos]

iFixit Tears Down the New Mac Mini [Photos]

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