a1 thumb6 Apple Unveils All New Mac mini

And in more Apple news we’ve got a new Mac mini that features an HDMI port and an SD card slot and it supposedly features twice the graphics performance. Prices start at $699 and you can get OSX iLife or OSX Snow Leopard.  Specs include Nvidia GeForce 320M, Intel Core2Duo CPU running at 2.4Ghz along with a 320gb hard drive and 2gigs of ram.

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.

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).

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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.

Web Site: http://www.apple.com/