new Mac mini, the world's most energy efficient desktop

Mac mini and Display

The new Mac mini is an innovative, tiny desktop that measures just 6.5 by 6.5 by 2 inches. Now featuring the same groundbreaking NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processsor that comes in MacBook family computers, it delivers up to five times better graphics performance. It’s also the world’s most energy efficient desktop, drawing less than 13 watts of power when idle.

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Mac mini is available in two models, Mac mini features a 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, up to 320GB Serial ATA hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 and a SuperDrive. The Mac mini features NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics for up to five times better graphics performance than before and now with dual display support can drive two Apple or third-party displays with Mini DisplayPort or DVI connections. Using less than 13 watts of power at idle, up to 10 times less power than a typical desktop PC, the new Mac mini is the most energy efficient desktop in the world.

Apple Online StoreThe new 2.0 GHz Mac mini is available in two configurations with suggested retail prices of $599 (USD) and $799 (USD), includes:

  • 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB shared L2 cache;
  • 1GB or 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM expandable up to 4GB;
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics;
  • 120GB or 320GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm;
  • a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • Mini DisplayPort and mini-DVI for video output (adapters sold separately);
  • built-in AirPort Extreme wireless networking & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR;
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 BASE-T);
  • five USB 2.0 ports;
  • one FireWire 800 port; and
  • one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog.

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The new Mac mini is available now. For more detail about the new Mac mini, please refer to www.apple.com/macmini. Apple last updated Mac mini in August 2007. The major changes in this update includes more energy efficient design, five times faster graphic card, more USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 port, as well as the inclusion of both 802.11n, Gigabit ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, and Mini DisplayPort.

green AppleApple is once again leading the industry by reducing the environmental impacts including removing toxic chemicals, highly recyclable materials, making safer batteries, reducing packaging waste, and designing highly energy efficient devices. The new Mac mini uses PVC-free internal cables and components and contains no brominated flame retardants. The new Mac mini achieves EPEAT Gold status. For more detail about Apple's commitment to the environment, please visit Apple and Environment page.

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