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Apple Announces Mac mini Desktop, Starting at $499

TMO at MWSF - Apple Announces Mac mini Desktop, Starting at $499

by , 1:40 PM EST, January 11th, 2005

SAN FRANSICO -- Before a standing room only crowd at the Moscone Convention Center, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced Tuesday the Mac mini, the company's smallest Mac desktop without a monitor and keyboard, starting at US$499.

the G4-based Mac mini features a square shape with rounded edges in a silver brushed metal enclosure that is a little over an inch high.

The Mac mini will be available January 22 in two models -- a 1.25GHz processor model with a 40 gigabyte (GB) hard drive and 256 megabytes or memory for $499, and a 1.42GHz system with a 80GB hard drive for $599.

The Mac mini features one FireWire 400, two USB 2.0 ports, a DVI interface that also supports VGA, a built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet, 56K V.92 modem, a ATI Radeon 9200 graphics with 32MB of dedicated DDR memory, and AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth support.

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