macmini Mac Mini Gets Unibody, HDMI, etc

Looks like the Mac Mini is getting some love from Apple after all. Apple has unveiled its latest Mac Mini refresh. A whole new design, some changes in the hardware.

macmini Mac Mini Gets Unibody, HDMI, etc

Looks like the Mac Mini is getting some love from Apple after all. Apple
has unveiled its latest Mac Mini refresh. A whole new design, some
changes in the hardware.

The few obvious changes on first look is the unibody aluminium design, a HDMI-out connector (finally!), a SD card reader.

That is not all, the new Mac Mini sports Wireless N, a mini Displayport connector. Powering the Mac Mini starts from a Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz processor, 2GB of RAM, 320GB hard disk and a GeForce 320M.

Looking sweet there ain’t it ? The starting price is from S$1088

Official shots from Apple

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Official Press Release as below

CUPERTINO, California—June 15, 2010—Apple® today unveiled a completely
redesigned Mac® mini, featuring up to twice the graphics performance, a
new HDMI port and a new SD card slot, all in an amazingly compact
aluminum enclosure. Mac mini is the world’s most energy efficient
desktop and starting at $699, is the most affordable way to enjoy Mac
OS® X, iLife® or Mac OS X Snow Leopard® Server.

“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.”

Created with the unibody construction process pioneered by Apple, the
new Mac mini features a compact aluminum enclosure just 7.7 inches
square and 1.4 inches thin. A new integrated power supply eliminates the
need for an external power adapter, reducing overall system volume by
20 percent and keeping cable clutter to a minimum. A removable panel
underneath provides quick access for memory expansion. Mac mini is
incredibly versatile, effortlessly connecting to existing peripherals
such as mice, keyboards and digital displays, while the new HDMI output
connects Mac mini to an HDTV and the new SD card slot enables easy
transfer of photos and videos from a digital camera.

Inside its sleek, compact enclosure, the new Mac mini includes the
fastest integrated graphics processor on the market today. With 48
processing cores, the NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor delivers up
to twice the graphics performance of its predecessor, making Mac mini
ideal for graphics intensive applications or visually rich games. Mac
mini comes standard with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 320GB
hard and 2GB of RAM for $699.

With twice the graphics performance, the new Mac mini is still the
world’s most energy efficient desktop.* The new Mac mini reduces power
consumption by an incredible 25 percent to less than 10W at idle, less
than half the power required by competing systems. Mac mini meets Energy
Star 5.0 requirements and achieves EPEAT Gold status.** The new
aluminum enclosure is highly recyclable and Mac mini uses PVC-free
components and cables, contains no brominated flame retardants and
features material-efficient system and packaging designs.

Mac mini comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the world’s most advanced
operating system, and iLife, Apple’s innovative suite of applications
for managing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play
music. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success
with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies and out of the box
support for Microsoft Exchange. iLife features iPhoto®, to easily
organize and manage photos; iMovie® with powerful easy-to-use new
features such as Precision Editor, video stabilization and advanced drag
and drop; and GarageBand® which introduces a whole new way to help you
learn to play piano and guitar.

Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server fulfills all the server needs
of a workgroup or small business including email, calendar, file
serving, Time Machine® backup, Wiki Server, Podcast Producer and more.
Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server uses less than 11W of power
at idle, a fraction of the power consumed in comparison to typical
entry-level tower servers.*** Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server
is faster than before with a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, two
500GB hard drives now running at 7200 rpm, 4GB of RAM and supports
unlimited clients for $999.

Pricing & Availability
The new Mac mini is shipping today and will be available through the
Apple Store® (www.apple.com),
Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

The Mac mini, for a suggested retail price of $699 (US), 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.

*Claim based on energy efficiency categories and products listed within
the EPA Energy Star 5.0 database as of June 2010.

**EPEAT is an independent organization that helps customers compare the
environmental performance of notebooks and desktops. Products meeting
all of the 23 required criteria and at least 75 percent of the optional
criteria are recognized as EPEAT Gold products. The EPEAT program was
conceived by the US EPA and is based on IEEE 1680 standard for
Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products. For more
information visit www.epeat.net.

***Claim based on energy efficiency categories and products listed
within the EPA Energy Star Small Scale Server database as of June 2010.