July 20, 2011

USA: Apple launches the updated Mac Mini tows in the Thunderbolt I/O, Faster CPUs, and an AMD Radeon HD

Not only is the MacBook Air gets an upgrade from the Cupertino-based company, Apple have also updated their Mac Mini and has confirmed that the MacBook has been discontinued. The new Mac Mini comes with a newer and a faster CPU, the Thunderbolt I/O, and an AMD Radeon HD GPU. The SuperDrive slot that the previous Mac Mini had has been taken out, which means that the new Mac Mini does not sport any SuperDrive anymore. Starting at $599 you can get a new Mac Mini with an Intel Core i5 2.3GHz processor with Turbo Boost 2.0 (for up to 3.4GHz of processing power), 2GB of RAM, 500GB of HDD, Intel HD 3000 Graphics, and Mac OS X Lion.

You can head over to the online Apple Store and check out the new Mac Mini or you can continue reading for the specs. I will be listing the specs of the two versions of the Mac Mini below and will exclude the Mac Mini with Mac OS X Lion Server in it.

*Apple Mac Mini (2.3GHz) specs:
  • 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM 
    • configurable to 4GB or 8GB
  • 500GB HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU 
    • 288MB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11a/b/g
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • Ethernet
  • Interface
    • Video
      • Thunderbolt support for up to 2560x1600 screen resolution
      • HDMI port
      • DVI output via the HDMI port
      • Support for dual display and video mirroring
    • Audio
      • 3.5mm headset jack (audio out)
      • Audio line in minijack
      • HDMI (multichannel audio output)
    • Other
      • FireWire 800 port
      • USB 2.0
      • SDXC card slot
Apple Mac Mini (2.5GHz) specs:

*Everything will be the same from the above specs except for the following 
  • 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor
    • configurable to a 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 dual-core processor
  • 4GB RAM (minimum)
    • configurable to 8GB
  • AMD Radeon HD 6630M GPU (256MB GDDR5)

For the pricing, the Mac Mini with the 2.3GHz processor will start from $599 . For the 2.5GHz version it will start from $799. Head over to the online Apple Store to check these two out and also the Mac Mini with Lion Server.

Click on our trusty source link to read Apple's full press release.

Source: Endgadget


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