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Didn't they already release the Cube? Now it's back with a new name?
Authored by: Thom on Jan 24, '05 12:24:27PM
That's funny, because I distinctly remember installing a new PowerLogix clear case on a Cube and moving the power conversion board, so I could upgrade the video card. There are three RAM slots for upgrading memory, and there are whole motherboard replacements for processor upgrades, superdrives that fit (and are Apple software compatible), etc. See for more details about all the possible upgrades - these are but a few.

My guess is, the Mini was not engineered to be like the Cube was at all. So, yes, you're very right in understanding that the Mac Mini probably won't have much of an upgrade path. You can get low cost, and/or high quality features, and/or upgradeability: pick two out of three. If you want a more expandable machine, get a PowerMac G5, that's what the larger case is for. Just don't talk smack about the Cube, because they're still around and people still love them to death.

Here is an interesting comparison:
GlennLog Cube vs. Mini Feature Comparison. He doesn't talk about installed VRAM (I think it doubled in the Mini) but otherwise it's pretty on the mark.

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