Apple releases redesigned Mac mini with HDMI port starting at $699

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
It looks like the Mac Mini has been updated.

Check out the Apple Store



SD slot in the back

HDMI output

Slim design



looks really nice
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  • Reply 1 of 383
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Redesigned Alu enclosure, HDMI, etc. etc. sexiness

    http://www.apple.com/macmini/
  • Reply 2 of 383
    ksecksec Posts: 1,566member
    I was about to post this aswell. I am surprised this isn't on Appleinsider yet
  • Reply 3 of 383
    eckingecking Posts: 1,588member
    Yeah it looks pretty sweet. Looks like you were wrong about it's death Kasper.
  • Reply 4 of 383
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ecking View Post


    Yeah it looks pretty sweet. Looks like you were wrong about it's death Kasper.



    iMac pages are not accessable either....something must be happening there.
  • Reply 5 of 383
    bergermeisterbergermeister Posts: 6,784member
    Looks awesome.



    Lots of people were worried about lack of Macs, Mac focus at WWDC.



    And so begins Apple's response...
  • Reply 6 of 383
    19841984 Posts: 955member
    I wonder if this means the end for the AppleTV? It seems to have been removed from both Apple's main website and their online store.
  • Reply 7 of 383
    The perfect mac for the post-PC era. Many people will plug it into their TV, use it occasionally and just go for iPads and iPhone as primaries.
  • Reply 8 of 383
    19841984 Posts: 955member
    The AppleTV seems to have been removed from the online store and the main website!
  • Reply 9 of 383
    bergermeisterbergermeister Posts: 6,784member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 1984 View Post


    The AppleTV seems to have been removed from the online store and the main website!



    No longer needed, hardware-wise. What about the interfacing?



    ---



    Stores are down everywhere... I hope we have an interesting evening ahead of us (it's 7pm where I live). Buckle your seat belts.
  • Reply 10 of 383
    irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,590member
    Never really considered a Mac Mini till now. This looks seriously shit hot.
  • Reply 11 of 383
    If buying a LCD monitor to connect to the mini, what is the maximum size of lcd monitor the mini can take ? (24" or 27")



    Thanks
  • Reply 12 of 383
    AppleInsiderAppleInsider Posts: 42,881administrator
    Apple on Tuesday updated its Mac mini desktop computer, adding an HDMI port for easy connectivity to an HDTV, as well as a built-in SD card slot for grabbing photos and videos from a digital camera.



    The newly redesigned hardware is just 7.7 inches square and 1.4 inches thin. It also has a built-in power supply, which means it lacks a bulky external power brick, which Apple said means the tiny desktop Mac takes up even less space than before, with 20 percent less system volume than the previous model.



    "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."



    The new Mac mini includes the Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics processor, which delivers up to twice the performance of its predecessor. It also comes standard with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 320GB hard drive, and 2GB of RAM at the $699 starting price.



    In March, AppleInsider first reported that Apple was building its first Macs with an HDMI port for high definition video and audio output. HDMI, or High-Definition Multimedia Interface, is a cabling standard intended for home theater, built on top of the computer-oriented DVI, or Digital Video Interface, specification.



    Weeks ago, AppleInsider revealed that supply of the Mac mini was dwindling ahead of the release of new models.



    Availability



    Shipping today, the Mac mini is available through the Apple store, retail stores, and authorized retailers. The $699 model includes:



    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB of shared L2 cache;

    2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable up to 8GB;

    a slot-load 8X SuperDrive® (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;

    320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm;

    NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics;

    AirPort Extreme® 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;

    Gigabit Ethernet;

    four USB 2.0 ports;

    SD card slot;

    one FireWire® 800 port;

    one HDMI port and one Mini DisplayPort;

    HDMI to DVI video adapter;

    combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack); and

    combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack).







    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.







    The Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server, for a suggested retail price of $999 (US), includes:



    2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB of shared L2 cache;

    4GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, expandable up to 8GB;

    two 500GB Serial ATA hard drives running at 7200 rpm;

    NVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphics;

    AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;

    Gigabit Ethernet;

    four USB 2.0 ports;

    SD card slot;

    one FireWire 800 port;

    one HDMI port and one Mini DisplayPort;

    HDMI to DVI video adapter;

    combined optical digital audio input/audio line in (minijack); and

    combined optical digital audio output/headphone out (minijack).



    Build-to-order options and accessories include up to 8GB 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, External SuperDrive, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse, Apple 24 inch LED Cinema Display and the AppleCare Protection Plan.











    Environmental impact



    Even with its doubled graphics performance, Apple said the new Mac mini is still the world's most energy efficient desktop, based on products listed within the EPA Energy Star Small Scale Server database as of June 2010.



    The new hardware uses 25 percent less power to less than 10W at idle, which is less than half the power used by competing systems. It also meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements, achieves EPEAT Gold status, has a highly recyclable aluminum enclosure, and uses PVC-free components and cables with no brominated flame retardants.







    Included software



    The new Mac mini comes with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system, and iLife, Apple's suite of applications for managing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play music. The $999 high-end model includes Snow Leopard Server, and allows a workgroup or small business to fulfill needs such as e-mail, calendar, file serving, Time Machine backup, Wiki Server, podcast production and more.



  • Reply 13 of 383
    mobiusmobius Posts: 377member
    Way too expensive for what is supposed to be an entry level Mac. Think I'll pass.
  • Reply 14 of 383
    fulmerfulmer Posts: 171member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ryan_khoo View Post


    If buying a LCD monitor to connect to the mini, what is the maximum size of lcd monitor the mini can take ? (24" or 27")



    Thanks



    It's not the size of the monitor, it's the resolution.



    The spec page shows the resolutions it will support
  • Reply 15 of 383
    saareksaarek Posts: 1,140member
    Dunno if the price in dollars has increaded or not, but for us Brits this supposedly entry level Mac is now VERY expensive.



    No sale for me, shame because it looks really nice.
  • Reply 16 of 383
    hattighattig Posts: 830member
    It's beautiful, and clearly a better design and computer than what it replaces.



    Sadly, because of this it has turned from an entry level computer into a new line of more boutique Apple Macs. At least the RAM is accessible now.



    The price markup in the UK (after VAT is removed) is 17%, compared to a usual 6-7% markup for Apple goods. (Mac Mini is £649, without VAT is £552, which is $815 after conversion).



    For the additional price, Apple should throw in some software, like iWork, to sweeten the deal.
  • Reply 17 of 383
    wonderwonder Posts: 229member
    Does anyone proof read these things before they are posted?



    "4.4 inches thin" try "1.4 inches thin"
  • Reply 18 of 383
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mobius View Post


    Way too expensive for what is supposed to be an entry level Mac. Think I'll pass.



    If you think it's expensive, don't buy one. That simple. Go ahead and buy your POS cheap box which has a 40% failure rate out of the box and which requires you to talk to someone in Swahili to get support.



    Meanwhile, here in the real world, the Mini server is a super value. Please look up the cost of Windows server with unlimited client licenses. Heck, the software alone is considerably more expensive than the Mac Mini server.
  • Reply 19 of 383
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    at the $699 starting price.



    Here in Portugal it starts at ?799 = $980.

    In the UK it starts at £649 = $956



    I think they didn't convert the price right...
  • Reply 20 of 383
    dluxdlux Posts: 666member
    HDMI, but still no Blu-ray drive?



    C'mon, Apple - now you're just being needlessly stubborn. Add it as a goddam option and get it over with.
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