Published on June 16th,2010 at 5:51 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

Apple unveiled new Mac Mini and Mac Mini Server

New Apple Mac mini

Apple finally unveiled their new Mac mini. The new Mac mini is more compact as 1.4 -inch (35.56mm) thin coming in an aluminum enclosure of 7.7 square inch (0.004967 m²). It features 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, 320GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics and a slot-load 8X SuperDrive (DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW) optical drive.

There is also a server version, Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server featuring 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB of shared L2 cache, 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable up to 8GB, two 500GB Serial ATA hard drives running at 7200 rpm, and NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics.

They both feature one HDMI port, SD card slot, AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port, and one Mini DisplayPort as well as HDMI to DVI video adapter.

The new Mac mini is available for the starting price of $699 while the server version comes for $999 in the US.

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 15 — Apple® today unveiled a completely redesigned Mac® mini, featuring up to twice the graphics performance, a new HDMI port and a new SD card slot, all in an amazingly compact aluminum enclosure. Mac mini is the world’s most energy efficient desktop and starting at $699, is the most affordable way to enjoy Mac OS® X, iLife® or Mac OS X Snow Leopard® Server.

“The sleek, aluminum Mac mini packs great features, versatility and value into an elegant, amazingly compact design,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With twice the graphics performance, HDMI support and industry-leading energy efficiency, customers are going to love the new Mac mini.”

Created with the unibody construction process pioneered by Apple, the new Mac mini features a compact aluminum enclosure just 7.7 inches square and 1.4 inches thin. A new integrated power supply eliminates the need for an external power adapter, reducing overall system volume by 20 percent and keeping cable clutter to a minimum. A removable panel underneath provides quick access for memory expansion. Mac mini is incredibly versatile, effortlessly connecting to existing peripherals such as mice, keyboards and digital displays, while the new HDMI output connects Mac mini to an HDTV and the new SD card slot enables easy transfer of photos and videos from a digital camera.

Inside its sleek, compact enclosure, the new Mac mini includes the fastest integrated graphics processor on the market today. With 48 processing cores, the NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor delivers up to twice the graphics performance of its predecessor, making Mac mini ideal for graphics intensive applications or visually rich games. Mac mini comes standard with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 320GB hard and 2GB of RAM for $699.

With twice the graphics performance, the new Mac mini is still the world’s most energy efficient desktop.* The new Mac mini reduces power consumption by an incredible 25 percent to less than 10W at idle, less than half the power required by competing systems. Mac mini meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status.** The new aluminum enclosure is highly recyclable and Mac mini uses PVC-free components and cables, contains no brominated flame retardants and features material-efficient system and packaging designs.

Mac mini comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the world’s most advanced operating system, and iLife, Apple’s innovative suite of applications for managing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play music. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies and out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange. iLife features iPhoto®, to easily organize and manage photos; iMovie® with powerful easy-to-use new features such as Precision Editor, video stabilization and advanced drag and drop; and GarageBand® which introduces a whole new way to help you learn to play piano and guitar.

Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server fulfills 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 $999.

Pricing & Availability

The new Mac mini is shipping today and will be available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

The Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $699 (US), includes:
– 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB of shared L2 cache;
– 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable up to 8GB;
– a slot-load 8X SuperDrive® (DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
– 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm;
– NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics;
– AirPort Extreme® 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
– Gigabit Ethernet;
– four USB 2.0 ports;
– SD card slot;
– one FireWire® 800 port;
– one HDMI port and one Mini DisplayPort;
– HDMI to DVI video adapter;
– combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack); and
– combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack).

Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB hard drive running at 5400 rpm, Apple Remote, Aperture(TM) 3, Final Cut® Express 4, Logic® Express, iWork® (pre-installed), Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse, Apple 24 inch LED Cinema Display and the AppleCare® Protection Plan.

The Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server, for a suggested retail price of $999 (US), includes:

– 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB of shared L2 cache;
– 4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable up to 8GB;
– two 500GB Serial ATA hard drives running at 7200 rpm;
– NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics;
– AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
– Gigabit Ethernet;
– four USB 2.0 ports;
– SD card slot;
– one FireWire 800 port;
– one HDMI port and one Mini DisplayPort;
– HDMI to DVI video adapter;
– combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack); and
– combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack).

Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, External SuperDrive, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse, Apple 24 inch LED Cinema Display and the AppleCare Protection Plan.

*Claim based on energy efficiency categories and products listed within the EPA Energy Star 5.0 database as of June 2010.

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Comments
 

  • za

    4GHZ processer for the mini, huh?.. impressive.
    fix it to 2.4

  • dvhh

    Look really nice, as an HTPC, I would probably install linux on it, but yes the hdmi output is definitly nice.

  • me, David

    Mac Mini + XBMC FTW !

    Although 699€ is a tad expensive …

  • Gordon

    Another piece of over-priced junk. No nVidia ION and no nVidia Optimus switching for Discrete graphics. Total FAIL!

 

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