New Mac mini design revealed?

Awww, isn't it cute?
Awww, isn't it cute?

With rumours persisting that Apple might be about to discontinue its Mac mini, one enterprising chap has managed to make a mini version of the Mac Pro.

It has to be said, though, that this machine isn't quite what it seems, as the guts of it actually come from a laptop.

"I was given a 'dead' 13-inch MacBook that had water poured on it," explains the mini Mac Pro's creator over at "After taking it apart and testing I found that the motherboard was still good but everything else was dead."

A bit of work got the machine working again, and it was then that the idea of creating the diminutive desktop Mac came to mind.

"Looking at the motherboard I found it was slightly larger than a full sized hard drive. Next I found a few external hard drive cases that looked like a Mac Pro… I found the Macally G-S350SUA Aluminum External Enclosure for only $40. It looked like a Mac Pro, front mounted power button, and all-aluminium case."

The end result is a computer that, while not in the same power league as the Mac Pro, certainly bears more than a passing resemblance to one.

Now all we need is for Apple to make it for real.

(Via Boing Boing Gadgets)

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.