Apple is always busy this time of year, recently we had the iMac changes, then iPhone 4 and iPhone OS 4.0. Now the Mac Mini has got a makeover too and has appeared on the Apple website and is available to buy now. Originally these were the space saving, money saving alternative to an iMac or Macbook, for internet surfing and other basic computing tasks but now the price has been bumped up slightly and with the extra power inside the capabilities of it have also improved.

 

The first main change is the box itself. A mere 1.4” thin It’s now made from the single Aluminium sheet the Macbook Pro sports but also alongside it’s DisplayPort it now has HDMI out to connect it to any HDTV. The second big change is obviously what’s in the machine.

 

Lower spec Mac mini – £649

  • 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor
  • 2GB of memory
  • 320GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • 8x double-layer SuperDrive

There’s also another more expensive model with Snow Leopard Server

  • 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 4GB memory
  • Dual 500GB 7200-rpm hard drives1
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
  • Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard

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