Mac Mini Updated – New Model Arrives at the Apple Store

As well as launching the Apple iPhone 4 pre-order pages this morning, Apple [AAPL] also updated the Mac Mini with a new model.

The Mac Mini has been completely redesigned and has up to twice the graphic performance along with a new HDMI post and an SD card slot.

The casing is now aluminium and a unibody with prices starting at $699.

“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 is available today (if you can actually get to the Apple Store due to being extremely busy) and has the following specifications…

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).

Full details can be found over at Apple which also details the various options available.

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