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Topic: Mac mini

Tested: Will the new i7 Mac mini run faster with new thermal paste?

12/18/2018, 01:12 pm

The new Mac mini is a pint-sized powerhouse, but like other computers, its performance potential isn't reached when it runs too hot. AppleInsider examines if it is possible to improve the temperature situation by re-applying different thermal paste compounds between the processor and heat sink.

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How to pick the best monitor for your new Mac mini

12/07/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple neither supplies a monitor with your new Mac mini, nor presently makes one itself that you can use with it. However, plenty of other firms do. AppleInsider looks at displays, and what you need to know to make the right choice for you.

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How to pick the best printer for your new Mac mini

12/03/2018, 02:12 pm

You've added a keyboard, mouse and display to the machine, now it's time for a printer too. AppleInsider explains what you need to know and what you need to decide before you spend your money.

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Holiday gift guide 2018: Here are the best gift ideas for Mac owners

11/20/2018, 01:11 pm

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and like every year, there are thousands of choices for the Mac user in your life. AppleInsider discusses some we like very much, and that may just bring a smile to the recipient's face.

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Here are some of the best keyboard choices for your new Mac mini

11/19/2018, 11:11 am

Apple has always expected you to bring your own keyboard, monitor and mouse to the Mac mini. Yet, today there are issues to consider before you even start narrowing down your choice from the many, many dozens of possibilities. And, given as much as we type daily, we have opinions on the matter.

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How to use an iPad or iPad Pro as a monitor for your Mac

11/17/2018, 07:11 am

You're going to need an actual monitor for the very first time you use your Mac mini, but after that you can a few different app combos to use your iPad and even iPhone as a temporary or permanent display. AppleInsider shows you how.

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How to automate some frequent tasks to make your Mac work harder for you without spending another dime

11/15/2018, 03:11 pm

Before you even bother with Apple's powerful Automator and AppleScript tools, your Mac is capable of saving you time and speeding up your work every day.

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Testing thermal throttling and performance in the 2018 i7 Mac mini

11/14/2018, 04:11 pm

The new Mac Mini is a powerhouse, featuring up to a six-core i7 processor in a very small enclosure -- that could lead to thermal constraints. AppleInsider strains the Mac mini, to see what happens when the machine is under load for a long time, and to see how bad the impact is on performance.

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If you think Tim Cook is 'robbing' you, then so was Steve Jobs

11/12/2018, 04:11 pm

The company is making more cash than ever as a whole, but AppleInsider delves into the figures to see how much of that is through increased sales of hardware and how much is from Apple skimming more profit per device since Cook took over.

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The new Mac mini is a great machine, but a $499 model could serve a larger audience

11/09/2018, 02:11 pm

While the 2018 Mac mini is remarkably powerful and remarkably good value for what it does, you can't call it inexpensive. Now that it's been launched, however, there is an argument for Apple to do something to make it more affordable for education and for the now seemingly-abandoned switcher market.

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2018 Mac mini more repairable than 2014 model with socketed RAM and design choices

11/09/2018, 09:11 am

Apple's revamped Mac mini is both easier to repair than most recent Macs and its 2014 predecessor, according to a teardown published on Friday.

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Here are the best external drive enclosures for your new MacBook Air or Mac mini

11/08/2018, 01:11 pm

Whether or not Apple's flash storage pricing on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini is worth it, is an exercise for the reader. But, given the high-speed Thunderbolt 3 interface on both of the new machines, as well as on the MacBook Pro and iMac, there are a variety of avenues to choose from to add storage to a Mac, quickly - and we have some that we've used and can recommend.

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Here's where to buy Apple's 10 Gigabit Ethernet Mac mini with no tax outside NY & NJ, plus 0% financing

11/08/2018, 01:11 pm

Apple's brand-new Mac mini can be ordered with 10 gigabit functionality for faster connectivity and future proofing. But not every Apple authorized reseller is stocking the high-end 10GbE models. We're rounding up where to buy the upgraded Mac minis with perks such as no tax collected outside NY and NJ, as well as no interest financing for up to 12 months.

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Apple hypes environmental friendliness of new Mac mini & MacBook Air

11/08/2018, 12:11 pm

Apple has quietly released "Product Environmental Reports" for its two new Macs, championing their energy efficiency and the use of recyclable materials.

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How to upgrade the RAM on the new 2018 Mac mini

11/08/2018, 11:11 am

Apple reversed course this year, opting to allow for user-swappable memory on the new Mac mini. The procedure isn't as straight-forward as it could be, so AppleInsider walks you through it.

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Mac mini 2018 Review: Apple's mightiest mini yet

11/06/2018, 06:11 am

With the Mac mini finally refreshed after four years, we finally have our hands on the newest model. We've spent some time running it through the wringer to test Apple's mightiest mini yet.

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Look to the new Mac mini with Thunderbolt 3 to predict what the 'modular' Mac Pro will be

11/05/2018, 08:11 am

There aren't many users who have a real need for the internal expansion options that the old Mac Pro used to give us -- yet they are loud and there will probably be a roar of disappointment when the machine comes out, because we don't think "modular" as it refers to the forthcoming Mac Pro means what some of the devout want it to mean.

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Here's how to save up to $310 in tax on Apple's new 2018 MacBook Air, Mac mini and iPad Pro

11/02/2018, 06:11 pm

With new Macs and iPads hitting store shelves, we're rounding up how to save up to $310 with sales tax incentives, free shipping and 0% financing offers.

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2018 Mac mini: what you need to know

10/31/2018, 08:10 pm

It's been four years since Apple last updated its Mac mini, but the company apparently heard calls to refresh the beloved headless Mac and on Tuesday delivered a machine worth waiting for.

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J.P. Morgan, Rosenblatt upbeat on Apple following launch of new Macs and iPad Pros

10/31/2018, 08:10 am

Analysts have offered more opinions on Tuesday's Apple special event, with J.P. Morgan and Rosenblatt Securities issuing generally positive notes to investors about the refreshed MacBook Air and Mac mini, but were more enthused about the prospects of the new iPad Pro.

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