Apple closed its online store this morning to unveil a redesigned Mac mini, promising up to twice the graphics performance than previous models, along with new HDMI port and new SD card slot. Prices start from
According to Apple, the new Mac mini features a compact aluminium enclosure just 7.7 inches square and 1.4 inches thin, along with an integrated power supply eliminates the need for an external power adapter, reducing overall system volume by 20 per cent and hopefully keeping cable clutter to a minimum. A removable panel underneath should provide quick access for memory expansion should you wish to upgrade.
"The sleek, aluminum Mac mini packs great features, versatility and value into an elegant, amazingly compact design," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
"With twice the graphics performance, HDMI support and industry-leading energy efficiency, customers are going to love the new Mac mini."
Apple bills the new Mac mini as still the world's most energy efficient desktop. According to the small print, the claim is based on energy efficiency categories and products listed within the EPA ENERGY STAR 5.0 database as of June 2010.
The new Mac mini is shipping today and will be available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com/uk), Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers.
The Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of
The Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server, for a suggested retail price of
Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB hard drive running at 5400 rpm; Apple Remote; Aperture 3, Final Cut Express 4, Logic Express, iWork (pre-installed); Apple Wireless Keyboard; Magic Mouse; Apple 24-inch LED Cinema Display and the AppleCare Protection Plan.
Full details can be found at www.apple.com/uk/macmini.
This story, "Apple's Mac Mini Gets a New Look" was originally published by Macworld U.K..