Mac mini now Intel based

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Apple announced the immediate availability of Mac mini, the successor to the G4 Mac mini, today. The new models include a 667MHz front side bus and come with either a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo or 1.5GHz Core Solo processor; Apple says they're up to four times faster than their G4 predecessors.

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MacMini_180x150Apple also added Front Row to the new computers and ships an Apple Remote with them. The Mac mini used the same faster RAM as used in iMac (Intel), 512MB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300), supports up to 2GB. The graphic card is Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory.

The new Mac mini has built-in AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet networking; four USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port; a DVI-out port; and audio line-in and line-out ports, each of which supports optical digital and analog signals. The video output can connect directly to television via S-Video or Composite video (using optional Apple DVI to Video Adapter)

The 1.5GHz Core Solo model includes a 60GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive and a Combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive. It costs $599. (MA205LL/A)
The 1.66GHz Core Duo model includes an 80GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive and 8x SuperDrive, and is priced at US$799. (MA206LL/A)

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Posted by Antony at March 1, 2006 7:02 AM

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