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Comment: The Mac mini update raises the stakes for next year's modular Mac Pro


Added 11-01-18 10:31:01am EST - “Macworld's Michael Simon wrote an interesting piece entitled ?Why the new Mac mini makes me concerned about the upcoming Mac Pro.' I agree with much of what he says ?" but actually?” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “Comment: The Mac mini update raises the stakes for next year’s modular Mac Pro”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Macworld’s Michael Simon wrote an interesting piece entitled ‘Why the new Mac mini makes me concerned about the upcoming Mac Pro.’

The new model might come in space gray now, but it’s a small consolation to those of us who were waiting for Apple to truly rethink and reimagine its tiniest Mac. Just like it has been for the past eight years, the Mac mini is 7.7 inches square and 1.4 inches thin. The placement of the ports have shifted and the rear vent is slightly bigger, but for the most part, the new Mac mini is merely a darker version of the old Mac mini. What the heck took so long?

He acknowledges that the specs are now pretty impressive – at least, if you’re willing to spend the cash on upgrades.

Compared to the prior generation, the new Mac mini is a veritable powerhouse packed in the same diminutive square.

The Mac mini is kind of in no-man’s land, too expensive to be a budget Mac and too underpowered on its own to be a real pro machine […] But without discreet graphics it still stops short of what most pros need. Where’s the 8-core option? Radeon or even Iris Plus graphics?

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