Apple announces updates to the Mac mini
At its media event in San Jose California, Apple today announced updates to its Mac mini lineup. The ultra compact desktop Mac now features Intel’s third generation Ivy Bridge processors, and USB 3.0 connectivity.
Aside from replacing the four USB ports with faster 3.0 versions, the rest of the Mac mini’s ports remain the same: one Thunderbolt port, one HDMI port, one FireWire 800 port, and an SD card slot.
The entry-level Mac mini is priced at £499.00 ($599.00) and features a 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory, and a 500GB hard drive.
The higher-end Mac mini is priced at £679.00 ($799.00), and features a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB of memory, and a 1TB hard drive.
Finally, the server version will set you back £849.00 ($999.00), has a 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 proccessor, 4GB of memory, and two 1TB hard drives.
The higher-end mini can also be configured with a new storage option called Fusion Drive, which combines a 1TB hard drive with high-performance 128GB flash storage.
The new updated Mac minis are available to order today.