• iFixit Tears Down 2010 Mac Mini

    The intrepid team at iFixit didn't wait long to do their thing with the new Mac Mini, an Apple release that has left many scratching their heads in disbelief at the purported powerful punch packed into this smaller than expected package. iFixit, however, has answered many questions about the new Mac Mini's "splendor" by exposing the outstandingly well organized and optimized innards of the "other release" by Apple this week.

    If you haven't checked out the specs, it should be noted that while the 2010 Mac mini is slightly wider than before, it's now substantially thinner - only 1.4 inches thick. According to iFixit, the new Mac mini was remarkably easy to disassemble, at least when compared to previous models. But apart from its size and ease of teardown, there are several key updates worth emphasizing. Indeed, there's more to talk about than the Mini's unibody top enclosure fashioned from a single block of aluminum.

    Well folks, after much clamor, it seems the engineers at Apple have finally included an HDMI port in an actual Apple product.
    That's right. There's now an HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution. Also tossed into the mix is a 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM (which can be expanded to 8 GB), NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor, AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking, and SD card slot.

    According to iFixit, it's also worth giving props to the new Mac mini's power supply, which serves up "a minuscule 7 Amps at 12V. Compare that to the 25.8 Amps at 12V cranked out by the 27 inch iMac, and you can understand how they fit the power supply inside the Mini." As a result, the fan "doesn't have too much work to do, since the new Mac Mini is the most energy-efficient desktop, running on less than 10 watts at idle!"

    To find out more about how Apple packed the Mac Mini's suitcase so efficiently, be sure to check out iFixit's complete teardown.

    Image via iFixit
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