As soon as a new Apple product arrives on the shelves, he almost immediately falls into the hands of specialists iFixit. Updated Mac Mini is no exception – the master had to carefully study the new product thoroughly and render its verdict on the maintainability of the device. Does the design of compact Apple computer compared to its predecessor?
Having reviewed the new Mac Mini cogs specialists iFixit discovered a few interesting features: first, the compact Apple computer no longer used glue, causing disassembly of the device no longer presents any difficulties. Secondly, in order to disassemble the Mac Mini no longer requires special tools, which undoubtedly is a big plus.
Getting to the circuit Board of a computer, experts iFixit found a chip security Apple T2, Quad-Core Intel Core i3 with a nominal clock frequency of 3.6 GHz, integrated graphics Intel Graphics UHD 630, SSD from Toshiba, Intel JHL7540 Thunderbolt 3, component Murata 339S00458 responsible for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and DAC Cirrus Logic CS42L83 and modules from other manufacturers.
In the previous generation Mac Mini was missing the ability to add RAM. Fortunately, it is now again possible. It is enough to push the metal plate and we will get access to memory modules operating at a frequency of 2666 MHz.
Masters of iFixit has assigned the updated compact computer Apple 6 points out of a possible 10 on a scale of maintainability. This is a very impressive result, especially given the recent products of the company. The disadvantages of the construction of the Mac Mini could be considered a soldered drive and processor. Breaking any of these components will lead to the replacement of the entire motherboard.