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New Mac Minis Due to be Announced During Apple Event

Next week's confirmed Apple event, which is highly rumored to be the date when the firm announces the iPad Mini, will apparently unveil another Mini product.

Sources have told 9to5Mac that a new lineup of Mac Minis will be announced in two standard configurations. They'll purportedly offer different storage and processor options, with a third model reportedly running on OS X Server.

It's expected that the new Mac Minis will begin to ship immediately after the announcement on October 23.

The last update for the Mac Mini arrived in 2010, with the device receiving an unibody aluminum enclosure, with faster processors being integrated last summer. 9to5Mac suggests that, due to the current Mac Minis running off last-generation chipsets and the lack of USB 3.0, these components should be updated in the new models.

In addition to the alleged announcement of the iPad Mini and new Mac Minis, Apple is also expected to unveil a 13-inch MacBook Pro that boasts a Retina display.

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  • oh joy they are going to update the mac mini, just what i was waiting for

    what other computer costs twice as much and gives you half the hardware

    at least it comes with osx and not windows 8 ;)
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  • jbx007 thinks hardware is all you get when you buy an Apple

    you get cheap OS upgrades

    The price advantage of a Windows machine disappears at the first upgrade
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  • JOSHSKORN
    jbx007oh joy they are going to update the mac mini, just what i was waiting forwhat other computer costs twice as much and gives you half the hardwareat least it comes with osx and not windows 8It may come with osx but can it run Crysis? No. Oh, I guess there's "bootcamp".
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  • memadmax
    One time someone gave me a mac mini...

    I stripped the hard drive out and tossed it in the trash...
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  • Onihikage
    memadmaxOne time someone gave me a mac mini...I stripped the hard drive out and tossed it in the trash...If it was new, you should have sold it. Could have bought an entire desktop for the price.
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  • I bought a Mac Mini in late-2005, and it is still doing all that I bought it for: managing my media, and general end-user computing.
    Admittedly, it did have an issue with the display, it was an easy fix after taking it apart and checking the ribbon connector. After that, whenever the same issue occurred, I could always fix it with a head-butt - seriously.
    The most carefree computer I have ever had; Worth ever New Taiwan Dollar I paid for it.
    I'd sooner buy a 2nd-hand Mac than buy a new PC (but I don't usually tell anyone that).
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  • CrArC
    JOSHSKORNIt may come with osx but can it run Crysis? No. Oh, I guess there's "bootcamp".Why would you care about Crysis? You don't buy one of these to play games.

    Having said that, I've been impressed with Intel's HD4000 graphics chippery (MacBook Retina with Nvidia GPU forced off). It's a lot faster than I expected, pretty much qualifies as a basic discreet card. Maybe half as fast as the GT650M in the same laptop.

    This is only relevant assuming the new Mac Mini CPUs are Ivy Bridge parts, of course.
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  • i was thinking it over and you know it's smart for apple to introduce new computers this fall just around the time that microsoft releases windows 8

    in fact i think that windows 8 will be apples best selling point!

    i would venture to say that apple should gain some amount of market share as over the coming months people buy new pcs and upgrade existing ones and see windows 8 in all it's epic fail.

    although i'm not an financial anything i would say over the coming year it is still a good idea to short microsoft and buy apple stock

    hopefully this will result in left overs from the last century like ballmer who have been depressing microsoft stock prices like for a decade finally being put to pasture.

    and thats a good thing for both microsoft and the rest of us who use pcs
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  • captainblacko
    i would love it if they stuck x2 GTX 680M's in the mac mini.
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  • tipoo
    Wow, that thing still comes with 2GB RAM as a base? Mountain Lion is janky as anything on that little even for casual use. The iMac seems like such a better value than the Mini, it needs to at least get a quad core and 4GB as a base.
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