Apple Updates Mac mini, Adds HDMI

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.