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Apple Mac mini gets a thorough redesign

When it comes to Apple's computing products, there are a few that seem to not get much attention. The Mac Pro is one of them, and the other is the Mac mini. Today, however, Apple is showing a little bit of love for its tiny little desktop machine.

The Mac mini is now sporting an all new design, which looks to be both flatter and wider. The body is now only 1" thick and is carved from a single piece of aluminum. On the bottom of the device is a circular access panel that allows you to gain access to the memory modules.

The Mac mini now sports either a 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of RAM (up to 8GB is supported). Graphics duties are handled by an NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated GPU with 256MB of DDR3 memory.

Storage duties are handled by either a 320GB or 500GB SATA hard drive. An 8x slot-loading SuperDrive soldiers on for your DVD and CD media.

Port selection includes one Firewire 800 port, four USB 2.0 ports, GbE, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, and an SD slot. Wireless connectivity includes Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 802.11n.

“The sleek, aluminum Mac mini packs great features, versatility and value into an elegant, amazingly compact design,” said Apple's Philip Schiller. “With twice the graphics performance, HDMI support and industry-leading energy efficiency, customers are going to love the new Mac mini.”

While Apple's new Mac mini is no doubt stylish, you will pay through the nose to get one. Pricing starts at a a whopping $699 (a $100 increase over the previous model) and it is available now from

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RE: All Apple desktop computers are complete BS
By hexxthalion on 6/16/2010 6:40:57 AM , Rating: 2
not true, native hackintosh installation runs much better then on VMware - tested by myself.

been on hackintosh for a long time (on quad,4870x2,4gb ram), i think since 10.5.5 but then it was quite hard to tweak it, every update was causing problems with gfx driver and if the wasn't site i'd be doomed.

later i just got pissed off, checked what exactly i'm doing on my pc and decided to sell it and bought macbook pro.

wasn't gaming that much on the pc, mostly on ps3 so the need to have a high spec pc became irrelevant.

hackintoshing is good to test the os and to find out if it's for you but it definitely is not a long term solution.

By Pirks on 6/16/2010 10:12:33 AM , Rating: 2
hackintoshing is good
WAS good with OS X 10.5 and VMWare 6, IS a waste of time with OS X 10.6 and VMWare 7

"I modded down, down, down, and the flames went higher." -- Sven Olsen

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