The autopsy iFixit: the new Mac Mini can be repaired

Specialists iFixit continue to study the anatomy of the latest Apple devices: after the MacBook Air dissected computer small form factor Mac Mini.

Recall that the new Mac Mini features an Intel Core eighth generation with four or six cores. The amount of RAM up to 64GB.

Computer design involves the use of an SSD with capacity up to 2 TB. Present wireless adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 5.0, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, etc.

The autopsy showed that the mini-computer used SSD Toshiba network controller the Broadcom BCM57788 Gigabit Ethernet controller the Intel Thunderbolt JHL7540 3, the wireless communication module Murata 339S00458 Wi-Fi / Bluetooth, audio codec Cirrus Logic CS42L83 and other components.

Overall, the new Mac Mini has good maintainability — six points out of a possible ten. The specialists of iFixit point to a lack of excessively strong adhesive and relative ease of disassembly. In addition, using standard memory modules SO-DIMM, which provides the possibility of their replacement.

However, the processor and the flash memory soldered on the main Board, so their upgrade is impossible. A failure of any of the ports will result in the need to replace the entire motherboard.