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Paco500
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Jun 4, 2021, 05:47 AM
 
Ok, it's totally unimportant, but I really wish my M1 Mac mini was space grey. Does anyone know if I can manage to get my hands on a intel version case I would be able to do a straight swap?
     
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Jun 4, 2021, 01:54 PM
 
maybe they make skins for it?
     
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Jun 4, 2021, 02:43 PM
 
I suspect you won't be able to do the swap. There are two fewer Thunderbolt ports on the M1 Mini, so the remaining two, as well as the HDMI port, have been centered above the air vent. Everything else on the back looks to be in the same position as the Intel Mini, though. There's also the question of whether the guts share the same mounting points inside.
     
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Jun 5, 2021, 03:48 PM
 
I watched a tear down of the M1, and I'm thinking the mounting points must be different considering how little stuff there actually is inside, so I'm thinking not.

@andi- have been searching for skins, but none seem to exist that cover the entire thing- just the top. I'm not sure why I care, the damn thing is under my desk and I can't actually see it. I just sit here knowing it's silver and not space grey and it annoys me.

#firstworldproblems
     
   
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