Apple Updates Mac mini, Adds HDMI

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Apple released an updated version of the Mac mini on Tuesday that looks to be targeted at the living room thanks to the addition of an HDMI video port.

The all aluminum Mac mini

Along with HDMI, the new Mac mini includes an HDMI to DVI adapter, Mini DisplayPort video out, an SD card slot, four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 800 port, Gigabit Ethernet, an 8x slot loading SuperDrive, built-in 802.11n AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and a 320GB Serial ATA hard drive. It runs an Intel Core 2 Duo processor at 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz, includes 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache, 2GB RAM expandable up to 8GB, and NVIDIA’s GeForce 320M graphics with 256MB RAM.

The unibody Mac mini’s ports

Apple is calling the new Mac mini the world’s most energy-efficient desktop computer because it uses less than 10 watts of electricity when idle. It also sports an all aluminum body cut from a single block of metal, just like Apple’s MacBook Pro line, and is BFR, PVC and lead-free.

The unibody Mac mini is priced starting at US$699 and is available today. The Mac mini Server costs $999.

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Comments

Intruder

The unibody Mac mini is priced starting at US$699 and is available today. The Mac mini Server costs $999.

The unibody Mac mini is priced starting at US$999 and is available today.

ummm…...

John Martellaro

A nice addition would be a super-remote for iPad.  Integrated keyboard, mouse simulator, and some special, programmable keys.

dwallin

A nice addition would be a super-remote for iPad.? Integrated keyboard, mouse simulator, and some special, programmable keys.

Yes, yes, yes!

Metalizer

I was hoping for a 128 gb ssd option

Photodan

John Martellaro said:A nice addition would be a super-remote for iPad.? Integrated keyboard, mouse simulator, and some special, programmable keys.
Yes, yes, yes!

Are there VNC clients that take advantage of the extra screen real estate yet? (There’s already an iOS remote for Boxee)

Mikuro

This iteration is surprisingly beefy. I didn’t expect to see a Mac Mini with dedicated graphics.

It’s a shame that the price of the Mini keeps creeping upwards. The first model was $500. Then the Intel model came out at $600. Now it’s $700.

I think Apple may be repositioning the Mac Mini, the same as they did with the iMac. And now I think Apple needs a new cheap, bare-bones system.

Tiger

Like it or not, the iPad now IS the bare-bones system (per se) and the Mini is one rung up the ladder.

I ran a test and maxed one out for internal components on the Apple Store. It rang up to $1499.

That’s the same price as my iMac 3.06 GHz with the ATI graphics card and 4G of Ram…but no screen!

So, I agree, it’s gotten out of control on the price.

iphonzie

A nice addition would be a super-remote for iPad.? Integrated keyboard, mouse simulator, and some special, programmable keys.

I use “TouchPad” on my iPad and all the family’s iPhones to control my mini attached to the TV. Works great. Also have wireless Apple mouse and keyboard, but don’t use them as often - the mouse is tricky to use on the couch.

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