Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mac Mini, Apple MacBook notebook containing components of your rationale for doing so

Disassembled and analyzed according to iSuppli, M8956G/A BATTERY using laptop components, may your right.

iSuppli last Friday (June 26) released a report, Mac Mini has long been the connoisseur may see that this mini desktop hardware component costs are relatively high because of the use of a specially designed for mobile PC materials. To put it simply, Mini's inner essence is a laptop.

A new generation of Apple m9324g Battery of the entry list of materials (BOM) for 376.20 U.S. dollars, if the added manufacturing costs, as much as 387.14 U.S. dollars. According to iSuppli analysis, low-end version of Mac Mini price 599 U.S. dollars, reflecting the Apple PC in its consumer products than low-cost projects (especially the iPod product line), relatively thin BOM / manufacturing margin.

iSuppli analyst Andrew Rassweiler Officer said: "Unlike most other manufacturers of desktop products, Mac Mini and Apple's entire Mac product line, is indeed a large number of used laptop computers for the design of components. Apple computer to know how to make better , smaller and more attractive. However, this achievement is to pay an extra price. "

CNET Reviews 1 pairs of Mac Mini's comments also raised a similar view: "Although we are still able to praise Mac Mini so many things wrapped in such a tight space is, Apple still has to face other PC competitors, with fewer the cost function to provide more realistic. "

In addition to many mobile devices, the main processor is Intel's low-order the 2GHz Core 2 Duo P7350, consumes only 25 watts, less than the general desktop Intel chips half of 65 watts. iSuppli estimates the cost of processors will be 118.35 U.S. dollars. High-end Mac Mini using the 2.26GHz version of the chip, the price 150 U.S. dollars more.

Another mobile chip Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics and I / O control hub. Apple MacBook Air ultra-thin notebook computers also use the components. Chipset with the Lenovo Ideapad S12 is also mini-notebook and Acer Aspire Revo small desktop the same, the latter similar to the size and Mini. iSuppli estimates the cost of Nvidia GeForce 9400M about 65.16 U.S. dollars.

Mac Mini to use other high price of mobile devices, including 2.5-inch hard drive (HDD) and ultra-thin optical drive (ODD). Hitachi 120GB 2.5-inch production HDD price 46 U.S. dollars, while the Mac Mini's 8x ODD cost 32 U.S. dollars.

Mac Mini optional external power supply 110 watts, than the average higher than many notebook computers, is also higher than the previous generation Mini necessary 85 watts. Rassweiler said: "The new Mac Mini than the previous generation is a more powerful computer, the higher the peak power consumption natural." But on the other hand, a new generation of Mac Mini in a more power when idle, power consumption of less than 13 watts .

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