Apple Quietly Upgrades Mac mini

November 11, 2009 | Chris Maxcer | Comments 0

by Chris Maxcer

macmini-300x250Alongside Apple’s iMac updates, the company in Cupertino quietly beefed up its smallest desktop computer, the Mac mini.

The new $599 Mac mini feature a faster 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, a 160GB hard drive, five USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics and a SuperDrive.

The $799 Mac mini features a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of memory, and a larger 320GB hard drive.

Both models can be upgraded with a 500GB hard drive and with faster processors — up to 2.53 GHz on the low-end mini and up to 2.66 GHz on the high-end mini.

In addition, Apple is now offering a $999 Mac mini configured with Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server. Apple’s Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server features two 500GB hard drives for a total of 1TB of server storage — which is stuff into the tiny 6.5-inch square by 2-inch tall Mac mini enclosure.


What about green? Apple says the Mac mini is the world’s most energy-efficient desktop computer, using less than 14 watts of power when idle.

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About the Author: Chris Maxcer is editor and publisher of He's been writing about the tech industry for years. While he enjoys wicked cool gear and design, there's something to be said for turning it all off — or most of it — to go outside. To contact him, take a firstname.lastname guess at

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