Apple Sneakly Updates Mac Minis

Since the official unveiling and release date announcement of the iPhone 4 was made in WWDC, Apple secretly upgraded its Mac Mini computer series on its website. The new Mac Mini is the first of the Mac computer series to include a built-in HDMI port and a memory SD card reader with the addition of easy access to upgrading your RAM memory. The new design of the Mac Mini has been completely revamped from the previous model giving the new device the unibody aluminum enclosure that was constructed specifically for the Macbook Pro with a black Apple logo instead of grayscale/white. Moreover, the graphic card has also been upgraded from Nvidia GeForce 9400M  to NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics the same graphic card that is currently included in the Macbook Pro 2010 models.

The upgrades of the new Mac Mini are not that big of a deal for those that have made purchase of the 2009 model. However with the exception of HDMI, SD card reader and easy access to your RAM can make the device a great home media center for your living room. It might even put the new Apple TV to shame.

There are two models of the new Mac Mini. You have the regular model for $699 and the Mac Mini Server for $999 and both are on sale today on the Apple store.

Specs For Regular Mac Mini:

2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
2GB DDR3 SDRAM; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB
NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3
HDMI port
Mini DisplayPort
8x slot-loading SuperDrive
4 USB Ports
FireWire 800 port

11 thoughts on “Apple Sneakly Updates Mac Minis

  1. @ Fencer Darkwind, LOL!!! XD

    Actually it’s not that expensive for $699. I just feel sorry for th people that have either the Macbook Pro 2009 model or the iMac 2009. Because this little device carriers all the features and more. Beside, I think it would be pretty awesome to have it as a home media center.

  2. @Fencer, Oh WOW! I didn’t know the Lintop are still available. But the specs are a low for the price. I haven’t heard or seen any upgrades for the Lintop in ages. The least thing they could do is add an HDMI port with a little extra built in HD then I can easily get an external and plug it right in. Nice find.

  3. Wait, if the OS is preloaded in some internal flash drive that can’t be over-written. How will it update? Firmware upgrade!?

  4. You can reflash to go back to the factory settings if you don’t like the change.

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