Cracking open the Apple Mac mini (A1347) 2010

Bill Detwiler cracks open Apple's redesigned Mac mini for a look at the hardware inside the new unibody enclosure.

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In June 2010, Apple released a redesigned Mac mini. The new model (A1347) has several improvements, such as a sleek unibody enclosure, cooling fan, user accessible RAM, HDMI output, and SD card slot. In this teardown gallery, I disassemble the Mac mini. To my surprise, the new Mac mini is a surprisingly serviceable machine.

Update 12/19/2011: This post originally appeared in our TR Dojo blog.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...