Apple announced a revamped Mac mini today. The latest revision retains the same form factor but features improvements in graphics performance, larger hard drives, additional USB 2.0 ports and an optional BTO 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The new Mac mini is also the world’s most energy efficient desktop, using less than 13 watts of power when idle (great for conserving your cars battery).
The new Mac mini is available in two models that feature a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, up to 320GB Serial ATA hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 and a SuperDrive. The new Mac mini features NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics for up to five times better graphics performance than before and now with dual display support can drive two Apple or third-party displays with Mini DisplayPort or DVI connections.
The new 2.0 GHz Mac mini has a suggested retail price of $599 (US) and includes:
- 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache;
- 1GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable up to 4GB;
- NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
- 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm;
- a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
- Mini DisplayPort and mini-DVI for video output (adapters sold separately);
- built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
- Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 BASE-T);
- five USB 2.0 ports;
- one FireWire 800 port; and
- one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog.
The $799 model, includes 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable up to 4GB and a 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm.
Build-to-order options include a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB RAM, 120GB, 250GB or 320GB hard disk drives.