Apple Updates the Mac Mini, Lowers Starting Price to $499

Apple Updates the Mac Mini, Lowers Starting Price to $499

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Apple today updated the Mac mini with fourth generation Intel Core processors, integrated graphics that are up to 90 percent faster, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt 2, and a new lower starting price.

“People love Mac mini. It’s a great first Mac or addition to your home network, and the new Mac mini is a nice upgrade packed into an incredibly compact design,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the latest CPU and graphics, faster Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, OS X Yosemite, and starting at just $499, the new Mac mini is the best value ever.”

Apple Updates the Mac Mini, Lowers Starting Price to $499

Highlights:
The new Mac mini delivers new levels of graphics performance, expandability and connectivity. New integrated Intel HD Graphics 5000 and Intel Iris Graphics deliver up to 90 percent faster graphics performance than the previous generation. Mac mini now includes two Thunderbolt 2 ports, each delivering up to 20Gbps of bandwidth to each port, as well as next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi that is up to three times faster when connected to an 802.11ac base station. Mac mini is still the world’s most energy efficient desktop, exceeding Energy Star 6.1 requirements by seven times the standard and consuming as few as 6 watts of power at idle.

Pricing & Availability
Mac mini begins shipping today. Mac mini comes in three standard models: a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 4GB of memory, Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a 500GB hard drive starting at a suggested retail price of $499 (US); a 2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory, Intel Iris Graphics and a 1TB hard drive starting at suggested retail price of $699 (US); and a 2.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory, Intel Iris Graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive starting at a suggested retail price of $999 (US). Customers can order Mac mini through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com).

Customers can choose to configure their Mac mini with up to a 3.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, up to 16GB of memory, and up to a 1TB PCIe-based flash drive. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/mac-mini.


Apple Updates the Mac Mini, Lowers Starting Price to $499
Russell Rhoades - October 17, 2014 at 9:59pm
makes a perfect media center.
Gu - October 17, 2014 at 1:36pm
Wish it had a dedicated video card, that would be perfect.
Bang ding ow - October 17, 2014 at 12:06pm
So is this a soldered in ram environment as per the macbook air or can extra after market ram be added?
Russell Rhoades - October 17, 2014 at 9:57pm
No their not at all the ram can be changed quiet Easley and the harddrive can be changed also
Jaisen - October 16, 2014 at 7:55pm
No dual hard drive option anymore either
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