Apple Unveils New Mac mini

Apple has redesigned its Mac mini, featuring up to twice the graphics performance, a new HDMI port and a new SD card slot, in an aluminium enclosure.


Apple has redesigned its Mac mini, featuring up to twice the graphics performance, a new HDMI port and a new SD card slot, in an aluminium enclosure.

Created with the unibody construction process pioneered by Apple, the new Mac mini’s enclosure is 19.7 centimetres square and 3.6 centimetres 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, claims Apple.

A removable panel underneath provides quick access for memory expansion. Mac mini can be connected 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 transfer of photos and videos from a digital camera.

Inside its sleek, compact enclosure, the new Mac mini is claimed to have 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.

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 aluminium enclosure is recyclable and Mac mini uses PVC-free internal 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 operating system, and iLife, Apple’s 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 organise and manage photos; iMovie with features such as Precision Editor, video stabilisation and advanced drag and drop; and GarageBand, which introduces a new way to help you learn to play piano and guitar.

RRP
$999

Leave a Reply