Apple has unveiled a new Mac mini that features up to twice the graphics performance, has a new HDMI port and SD card slot, in a compact aluminium enclosure.
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The new Mac mini features a compact aluminium enclosure just 19.7 cm square and 3.6 cm thin. A new integrated power supply eliminates the need for an external power adapter, while a removable panel underneath provides quick access for memory expansion.
It includes an NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor that claims to deliver up to twice the graphics performance of its predecessor. This means that the Mac mini is ideal for graphics intensive applications or visually rich games. Mac mini comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife, and comes standard with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 320GB hard and 2GB of RAM for $999.
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, Philip Schiller said, “The sleek, aluminium Mac mini packs great features, versatility and value into an elegant, amazingly compact design. With twice the graphics performance, HDMI support and industry-leading energy efficiency, customers are going to love the new Mac mini.”
Apple is also offering a Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server that fulfils all the server needs of a workgroup or small business including email, calendar, file serving, Time Machine backup, Wiki Server, Podcast Producer and more.
Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server uses less than 11W of power at idle, a fraction of the power consumed in comparison to typical entry-level tower servers. Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server is faster than before with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, two 500GB hard drives now running at 7200 rpm, 4GB of RAM and supports unlimited clients for $1399.
The new Mac mini is available today through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers.