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Apple Launches New Mac Mini, Shipping Today

Apple already treated us to a brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro earlier today, but the company made good on another rumor with the unveiling of a new Mac Mini. The new Mac Mini features the same aesthetic design as the last generation model but will get a huge bump in specs.

Based on a dual- or quad-core Core i5 or Core i7 CPU from Intel, it features up to 16 GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, and 256 GB of SSD storage or up to 1 TB of HDD storage. Pricing starts at $599 (2.5GHz with 500 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM) but Apple also talked about a server configuration of the Mac Mini, which will ship with two (count 'em!) 1 TB HDDs as well as a 2.3GHz Core i7 with 4GB of RAM.

The Mac Mini starts shipping today.

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  • killerclick
    Say what you want about iCrap, at least they're not pushing a smartphone UI on their computers.
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  • I already have a Ipad mini, its called a Galaxy Note.
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  • Spanky Deluxe
    Unfortunately they've removed the discrete GPU option so it's a no go for me.
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  • masterasia
    Garbage. Who still uses spinning platter drives for boot nowadays? Who hoo...2 1TB drives. Welcome to 2007 Apple.
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  • yialanliu
    For a server, 2 1TB sounds okay to me and I think to most people...

    It's funny how people bash Apple but you have to give them credit for making SSD more mainstream. I mean prior to Apple, who really pushed mainstream SSD? You don't have to like Apple, but give credit where it is due.
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  • Vladislaus
    yialanliuIt's funny how people bash Apple but you have to give them credit for making SSD more mainstream. I mean prior to Apple, who really pushed mainstream SSD? You don't have to like Apple, but give credit where it is due.So the large number of manufacturers that pushed SSDs a lot earlier than Apple don't deserve the credit?
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  • gfair
    I might pick one up, great home server.
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  • gfair
    VladislausSo the large number of manufacturers that pushed SSDs a lot earlier than Apple don't deserve the credit?
    Vladislaus - evidence, or it didn't happen. Just bear in mind - he's talking about companies incorporating SSDs into their products, not companies manufacturing SSDs and hobbists making use of them.
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  • panini
    VladislausSo the large number of manufacturers that pushed SSDs a lot earlier than Apple don't deserve the credit?
    Like who? Out of the major product manufacturers (Dell, Lenovo, HP, Samsung, etc.) Apple was actually the first to really push on SSD (macbook air) and removal of the optical drive.
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  • Kami3k
    paniniLike who? Out of the major product manufacturers (Dell, Lenovo, HP, Samsung, etc.) Apple was actually the first to really push on SSD (macbook air) and removal of the optical drive.
    You do know the optical drives isn't the same thing as a hard drive right?

    I do realize you are a Apple Cultists so knowing such basic details about computers would be hard for you.
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