Apple Gives Mac mini a Speed Boost, Snow Leopard Server

Apple announced the immediate availability of an updated version of its mac mini desktop computer on Tuesday. The new model is available with a 2.26GHz or 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo processor, and is also offering a version with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server pre-installed.

Mac mini with Apple Cinema Display

The Mac mini includes five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800, a slot loading 8x SuperDrive, and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics, Mini-DVI and Mini DisplayPort video out, a Mini DVI to DVI adapter, Gigabit Ethernet, and built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth. The 2.26GHz Mac mini ships with 2GB RAM, and a 160GB hard drive for US$599. The 2.53GHz model includes 4GB RAM and a 320GB hard drive for $799.

Apple's Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server configuration includes two built-in 500GB hard drives for $999.

The Mac mini and Mac mini with Snow Leopard are available at Apple's Web site and at Apple Retail locations.